Friday, September 7, 2012
Easton had a turnout of 2,442 voters, or 16 percent of registered voters. Voters also picked Sean Bielat and Joseph Kennedy III.
The next state representative from the 11th Plymouth District will come from Easton. Easton resident Claire Cronin won the Democratic nomination Thursday night in four-way field that included Brockton City Councilors Jass Stewart and Robert Sullivan and Southeastern Regional School Committee Chair Mark Linde. Cronin will face fellow Easton resident Dan Murphy, who ran unopposed Thursday, in the general election. "I’m very grateful that we had the result we did today and we’re just going to continue in the same path that we have all along," Cronin said. "We started with an eye towards November and we continue on with that plan." In a district that includes five Easton precincts and seven Brockton wards, Cronin won Easton with 60 percent of …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The four democrats debated on ECAT Tuesday night.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Democratic candiadates for the 11th Plymouth District squared off on Easton Community Access Television Tuesday night to discuss the Taunton Casino, the Southcoast Rail, EEE, the economy and education. The debate was sponsored by ECAT, Easton Patch and the Easton Journal and moderated by Easton Patch Editor Patrick Maguire and Easton Journal Editor Donna Whitehead Easton resident Claire Cronin, Southeastern Regional School Committee Chair Mark Linde, and Brockton City Councilors Jass Stewart and Robert Sullivan will be on the Democratic ballot on primary day, which is set for Thursday Sept. 6 The winner will face Easton Selectman Dan Murphy in a general election. Murphy is running unopposed for the Republican nomination. The 11th …
Friday, August 17, 2012
The Brockton City Councilor will be on a Democratic Primary ballot Thursday, Sept. 6
Last year at this time, Brockton City Councilor At-Large Robert Sullivan didn't know he'd be spending his summer knocking on doors in Easton and on the west side of Brockton. But, around the same time last winter, two unanticipated events occurred. Sullivan, a Brockton resident who had lived in the 9th Plymouth District (and had lost a State Rep Democratic Primary in that District in 2008 by 13 votes), found that his house had been redistricted to the 11th Plymouth. And, the State Rep representing the 11th Plymouth, Geraldine Creedon (D-Brockton) announced that she would not run, thus leaving an open seat on Beacon Hill. "I didn’t expect where I live to be taken out of the 9th Plymouth and put into the 11th Plymouth district," he said. "…
Thursday, August 2, 2012
State Rep candidate Jass Stewart says he stands for the middle class.
Jass Stewart certainly isn't new to the Brockton political scene. The second term city councilor at-large ran two unsuccessful campaigns for mayor in 2005 and 2007 before a successful bid for city councilor in 2009. A Dallas native, he said one of his major challenges early on was proving he was committed to serving the city of Brockton - an area he had moved to and adopted as his home. Now a well-known face in the City of Champions, he is hoping to ensure the same trust in the residents of Easton. "I think I’ve demonstrated that there are advantages to moving to a place where I want to be," he said. "I’m going to bring that same philosophy to my work in the district for Easton. I’ve already started going to the meetings in Easton so I …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Southeastern Regional hosts first debate for the race
Southeastern Regional students got a true taste of politics Tuesday by taking part in the first debate forum for the 11th Plymouth District seat, which includes sections of Easton and Brockton. Principal David Wheeler moderated the debate, and his students asked the questions, given in advance to all four candidates. The candidates included Easton resident and Brockton attorney Claire Cronin, Mark Linde of Brockton, general manager of Brockton Community Access television and chairman of the Southeastern Regional School Committee, and two Brockton City Councilors-at-Large: Jass Stewart, a realtor and business owner, and Robert Sullivan, an attorney who serves as Town Counsel for Randolph. All of them are Democrats and are vying for the …
Sunday, March 11, 2012
The Brockton City Councilor will throw his hat in the ring
Brockton City Councilor Jass Stewart (D-Brockton) officially announced his candidacy for State Rep in the 11th Plymouth District Sunday. Stewart, who said he was exploring the idea last month, said he made his decision when his son told him to "go for it." "Last week my son, Jajuan, left Brockton for Japan—his first tour of duty in the U.S. military," Stewart said in a statement. "Right before he left, I asked him what he thought about my possible run for State Rep. He said, 'Go for it. My job is to make sure people have the freedom to vote. Your job is to make sure they have a reason to vote.' With that said, I am proud to announce my candidacy for Massachusetts State Rep, serving Brockton and Easton. This will be one of the largest …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Robert Sullivan announced his candidacy Friday.
A Brockton City Councilor is throwing his hat into the race for State Representative in the 11th Plymouth District. Robert Sullivan (D-Brockton) joins Easton native Claire Cronin (D-Easton) as those who have officially announced their candidacy. Fellow City Councilor Jass Stewart (D-Brockton) has expressed interest in running for the seat and said he will make an official announcement in March. The seat, which covers Precincts 1-5 in Easton, is currently held by Geraldine Creedon, who has been a State Represenative since 1995. Creedon announced earlier this month that she would not seek re-election. Below is a press release from Sullivan's campaign. Brockton City Councilor-At-Large Robert F. Sullivan has announced his candidacy for State …
Monday, February 20, 2012
Brockton City Councilor will hold meet and greets.
Jass Stewart (D-Brockton), who is considering a run for State Representative in the 11th Plymouth District, will be holding meet and greets next weekend in Easton and Brockton. Stewart, who is currently a Brockton City Councilor, is looking into a run for the seat that Geraldine Creedon (D-Brockton) currently holds. The seat serves parts of Wards 7c and d; all of Ward 1, and Ward 3d in Brockton and Precincts 1-5 in Easton. Earlier this month, Creedon announced her retirement at the end of this term. Last week, Easton resident and Brockton attorney Claire Cronin (D-Easton) announced her candidacy for the seat. Stewart says he hopes his meet and greets help inform his decision as to whether or not he should run. He plans to make up his mind…