Thursday, November 1, 2012
Governor's Councilor Marilyn Pettito Devaney of Watertown is challenged by Thomas Sheff of Newton.
Democrat Marilyn Pettito Devaney of Watertown faces Thomas Sheff of Newton, who is running as an independent, in the race for the Third District councilor on the Governor's Council. The district includes the communities of Acton, Arlington, Ayer, Bedford, Belmont, Billerica, Boston (Alston/Brighton, Beacon Hill & Southend), Boxborough,Brookline, Burlington, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Harvard, Hudson, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Marlborough, Maynard, Newton, Northborough, Shirley, Southborough, Stow, Sudbury, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, Westborough, Weston and Woburn. Patch interviewed both candidates, asking them the same questions. Here is what the said: 1) What are your top three priorities? I will narrow it down to the …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Just 17 percent of Newton voters made it out to the polls yesterday.
When it comes to the Fourth Congressional District race in November, Newton residents made their choice loud and clear: Kennedy vs. Bielat. With 93 percent of the total Newton votes cast in the Democratic primary, Joe Kennedy III had an easy victory in the Garden City over Rachel Brown and hometown candidate Herb Robinson, according to unofficial results from the Newton Election Commission. A copy of Newton's unofficial election results is included in the .pdf to the right. Likewise, Republican Sean Bielat earned 76 percent of the Newton vote in his primary race against Elizabeth Childs and David Steinhof. Newton's voting aligned with that of the rest of the state, where Kennedy managed to get more than 90 percent of the vote and Bielat …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Devaney got strong support in Watertown and Waltham to defeat Brookline's Harry Margolis and Newton's Charlie Shapiro.
Watertown's Marilyn Petitto Devaney won a narrow victory in the primary for the Third District of the Governor's Council Thursday with the help of voters in her hometown and Waltham. With 264 of 270 precincts reporting in 32 communities, Devaney won with 16,956 votes, ahead of Brookline's Harry Margolis' 14,269 and 9,830 for Charlie Shapiro of Newton, according to results reported to the Boston Globe by the Associated Press, and Waltham results gathered by Waltham Patch. "I always say, I don't own the seat, but I love the job," Devaney said. Devaney will face independent candidate Tom Sheff in the November general election when she seeks her eighth term on the Governor's Council. She fared well in Watertown, where she got 1,058 votes (53 …
The Fourth Congressional District, District Three Governor's Council and South Middlesex Registry of Deeds all had primary races on the Newton ballot.
Update 12:30 a.m. With the combined results numbers from the Boston Globe and Waltham Patch, it appears Maria Curtatone has won the South Middlesex Register of Deeds race with 24 percent of the vote. Former Newton Mayor Tom Concannon finished third, according to these results, with 17 percent of the vote. 11:10 p.m. Democratic incumbent Marilyn Devaney has won the primary for the District Three Governor's Council seat, per the Associated Press. She will face Newton Independent Tom Sheff in November. 9:45 p.m. Kennedy and Bielat will face off in the Fourth Congressional District race in November. The Associated Press called Bielat the winner of the Republican primary with more than 70 percent of the vote. 9:07 p.m. All 32 Newton precincts…
Today is the state primary in Massachusetts, who has your vote?
While all eyes may be on the Democratic National Convention this week, Massachusetts voters -- particularly those in the Fourth District -- have some important decisions to make today regarding their own state politics. The contested races on today's Newton ballot include Democratic primaries for the Fourth Congressional District, South Middlesex Register of Deeds and Governor's Council District Three. There will also be a Republican primary for the Fourth Congressional District race. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and once the votes are in, stay tuned to Patch tonight for coverage of the primary results. Now, here are five things Newton voters need to know for today's state primary election: (Contested races only) Note: Copies of …
Monday, August 27, 2012
The debates, which were co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters, were held on Wed., Aug. 15 and are now available online.
With just a week and a half left before the primary, NewTV and the League of Women Voters are doing their part to make sure the voting public is ready for the ballots on September 6. The local station recently hosted and televised debates for two political races including the District 3 Governor's Council seat and the South Middlesex Register of Deeds. The debates took place on Aug. 15 and were moderated by the League of Women Voters. Videos from the debates are now available to view on NewTV's website. The Governor's Council candidates at the debate included the three Democrats running for the nomination, including incumbent Marilyn Pettito Devaney, Brookline resident Harry Margolis, and former Newton Alderman Charlie Shapiro. The …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Watertown's Marilyn Petitto Devaney seeks an eighth term on the Governor's Council in District 3
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Editor's note: The District 3 Governor's Council seat covers Newton. For complete coverage of the District 3 race, check out our Governor's Council election topic page. Dear Friends, I am Marilyn M. Petitto Devaney, and very honored to serve as your Governor’sCouncillor, (District 3). I respectfully ask for your continued support by your vote on Election Day Thursday, Sept. 6. Re: Personal Information: I have four children and three grandchildren. I was married to the late John “Jack” Devaney, a Watertown Firefighter, U.S. Marine, who supported me in everything I pursued. Working together, without personal financial resources. I began as a freshman in college with four children and a great, supportive husband (ABA - Middlesex Community …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Newton resident Tom Sheff will be running as an Independent in the District 3 Governor's Council race.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
I'd like to thank all the people who signed my nomination papers and those who helped me gather signatures. We did it! I couldn't have done it without your help and support. I'd like to announce that I am running for the Governor's Council seat in District 3 (for a full list of cities/towns in District 3, go to www.tomsheff.com). While many people will be concentrating on the higher profile campaigns, I hope you take the time to learn a little about the Governor's Council. Many active political junkies don't even know what the Governor's Council does. The Massachusetts Governor's Council provides advice and consent to the Governor of Massachusetts, particularly about judicial nominations, justices of the peace and criminal pardons. For …
Monday, February 13, 2012
Alderman-at-Large Greer Tan Swiston has said she will be looking into a run for the 11th Middlesex District seat. Newton resident Tom Sheff has said he is also eyeing a spot on the Governor's Council
While recent political news has focused on the race for U.S. House and Senate seats, some Newton pols are gearing up for the 2012 state elections. Ward 3 Alderman-at-Large Greer Tan Swiston told Newton Patch last week she is considering a run for state representative in the 11th Middlesex District. Swiston, a Republican, said in an email that she is not ready announce candidacy, but that she has filed forms with the Office of Campaign and Political Finance to create a committee to raise funds and explore a campaign for the seat. State Rep. Kay Khan currently represents the 11th Middlesex District, which covers most of the north side of the city. Khan, a Democrat, has represented the district since 1995. Meanwhile, recent Ward 8 …