Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Khan defeated Republican challenger Greer Tan Swiston.
Kay Khan won her 10th term as state representative in the 11th Middlesex District, soundly defeating Newton Republican challenger Greer Tan Swiston. "It's a great honor to represent the citizens of Newton and also be able to serve the residents of the Commonwealth," Khan said in phone interview Tuesday night. Khan, 71, of Newton Lower Falls, picked up 14,329 votes to Swiston's 4,935, according to unofficial results on the city's website. Khan won in all precincts. Khan has been a Newton resident for 41 years, and was first elected state rep in 1994. Swiston, 47, of West Newton, is a city alderman. Khan thanked the voters in Newton for their support, and said she has many projects she's excited to continue working on, including addressing …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
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.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
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: Name : Ms. Greer Tan Swiston Age : 47 Place of residence : West Newton, MA Attended college : Yes College : Massachusetts Instituted of Technology (MIT) Degree : BS in EECS Year of graduation : 1987 Job titles held : N/A Employers : N/A Party affiliation : Republican Running for a: State office Running …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Incumbent Democrat Kay Khan and Republican Challenger Greer Tan Swiston recently faced off in a debate co-sponsored by NewTV and the Newton League of Women Voters.
Nine-term State Rep. Kay Khan (D-Newton) faced off against Republican challenger Greer Tan Swiston earlier this month in a debate for the 11th Middlesex District. Swiston, who ran against Khan in 2004, has served as Newton alderman-at-large from Ward 3 for the last five years. The 11th Middlesex District covers the northern half of Newton, including parts of Newton Highlands, Auburndale, Newton Lower Falls, Newtonville, Newton Upper Falls, Nonantum and West Newton. The 12th Middlesex District, represented by State Rep. Ruth Balser, covers the other half of the city. The debate was moderated by the League of Women Voters and co-sponsored by the Newton League of Women Voters and NewTV, where it was filmed. You can view the debate above or…
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Khan, a Democrat, has served as a state representative in Newton since 1995.
As she gets ready to face a local Republican challenger, Newton State Rep. Kay Khan launched her reelection campaign last week for the 11th Middlesex District seat. Khan announced her campaign at a Vista Avenue home in Auburndale on Thurs., June 14 surrounded by supporters and fellow politicians. “We cannot afford to lose Kay’s commitment to Newton and her access to important state agencies and resources that improve the quality of life in the city and the Commonwealth,” fellow Newton State Rep. Ruth Balser said in a press release. Khan, a Lower Falls resident, is currently in her ninth term at the State House and serves as the House chair of the Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities. She is also the co-founder of …
Monday, April 2, 2012
Greer Tan Swiston started her campaign for the 11th Middlesex District by running across Newton.
Despite the wet weather, Ward 3 Alderman-at-Large Greer Tan Swiston kicked off her State Representative campaign Saturday with a six-mile run through Newton. Swiston, who is running for the 11th Middlesex District seat, traveled from Auburndale to Newton Corner in a run across the district. She made stops along the way, including Fire Station #2 and Riverside Station, to meet with supporters. The Ward 3 Republican officially announced her campaign earlier this month, noting at the time that she felt it is difficult for local officials to have a real impact on larger, regional issues, such as the MBTA budget problem. According to an email from her campaign, Swiston met with supporters at the Uno's in Newton Corner following her run and …
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Ward 3 Alderman-at-Large Greer Tan Swiston will start her campaign later this month with a six-mile run across Newton.
After announcing plans last month to form an exploratory committee, Ward 3 Alderman-at-Large Greer Tan Swiston has decided to put her name on the ballot for the 11th Middlesex seat. Swiston, a Republican, plans to kick off her campaign on March 31 with a six-mile run through Newton. Along the way, Swiston plans to stop and talk with constituents. "I see Newton as a cornerstone for some key issues at the state level and we should be proactively engaged in the discussions involving those issues." Swiston says in her announcement. "Our voice needs to be heard and I am ready to take that voice for our community to the State House." State Rep. Kay Khan currently represents the 11th Middlesex District, which covers most of the north side of the…
Friday, October 28, 2011
The races may not be contested, but we still wanted to know a little more about the aldermen in Ward 3.
A note for voters: Each Ward has two aldermen-at-large, which are voted on by everyone in the city. The Ward's one ward alderman, however, is elected only by the people in his/her ward. This year, the Ward 3 aldermen-at-large and ward aldermen races are uncontested, with Greer Tan Swiston and Ted Hess-Mahan running for aldermen-at-large and Anthony Salvucci running for the ward alderman position. Newton Patch posed six questions to all 38 candidates running in this year's election, regardless of whether the race was contested. We will be running the profiles by Ward, starting with Ward 1 on Oct. 26. The election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 8. Running for: Ward 3 alderman-at-large (incumbent) Q: Why are you running for re-election? A: …