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Greer Tan Swiston, Republican Candidate for 11th Middlesex State Representative

Swiston is a five-year member of the Newton Board of Aldermen and challenged incumbent Democrat Kay Khan for this same state representative seat in 2004.

As we gear up for next week's state election, Patch wants readers to stay informed as they head to the voting booths. We recently sent out questionnaires to Republican Greer Tan Swiston and Democrat Kay Khan (incumbent), the two candidates running for the state representative seat in the 11th Middlesex District. The district covers half of Newton.

View Kay Khan's profile here.

Below are responses from Republican candidate Greer Tan Swiston:

General Information

Name : Ms. Greer Tan Swiston
Age : 47
Place of residence : West Newton, MA

Education

College

Attended college : Yes
College : Massachusetts Instituted of Technology (MIT)
Degree : BS in EECS
Year of graduation : 1987

Employment Information

Job titles held : N/A
Employers : N/A

Political Information

Party affiliation : Republican
Running for a: State office
Running for position: State Representative, 11th Middlesex
Chamber/district: 11th Middlesex
Incumbent: No
First elected: 06 November 2007
Previous elective offices : Alderman-at-Large, Newton, MA
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : State Representative (2004) Alderman-at-Large (2005)

Campaign Manager

Name : Lynne LeBlanc

URLs

Website : www.vote4greer.com
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Greer-for-State-Rep/121220784672725?ref=hl

Other facts

Co-founder of NewtonParents discussion list, pre-school teacher at the Huaxin Chinese Language School, Girl Scout liaison to the veterans' affairs and senior assisted living facilities, former president of the Society of Women Engineers, former president of the Chinese Alumni of MIT, former commissioner of the Judicial Nominating Committee, former committee member of the State Advisory Committee of the US Civil Rights Commission, former chair of the MA Commission on the Status of Women

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