Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Lawn easily defeated his Republican challenger.
State Rep. John Lawn bested Republican challenger Francis Stanton in the race for the 10th Middlesex state representative seat. Lawn easily slid to victory with 10,406 total votes to Stanton's 3,290, according to election results. In Watertown, Lawn received 3,211 votes to Stanton's 684. In Newton, Lawn received 1,775 votes to Stanton's 492. In Waltham, Lawn got 5,420 votes to Stanton's 2,114. Speaking at his victory party at The Gaff, a Waltham bar, Lawn said he would start the new legislative term by focusing on three priorities — jobs, the fate of the Fernald property in Waltham and repealing the statute of limitations on prosecuting sexual abuse of children. Lawn said the biggest priority district-wide was jobs. "We are on the right …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Watertown Democrat John Lawn faces Republican challenger Francis Stanton of Waltham.
State Rep. John Lawn won a special election for the 10th Middlesex State Representative seat last year, and the Watertown Democrat is being challenged by Waltham Republican Francis Stanton. The district covers three precincts in Newton (Ward 1, Precincts 1 and 4 and Ward 3, Precinct 4) as well as parts of of Waltham and Watertown. Patch interviewed both candidates, and here's what they said: 1) What are you top three priorities? 1. Repeal the new Health Care Cost control bill which will do nothing to limit costs and everything to raise the cost of health care. 2. Turn Taxachusetts back to Massachusetts 3. Ensure that cities and towns get first bids on any state land that may become available within that city or town’s boundaries. 2) …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Incumbent Democrat John Lawn and Republican Challenger Francis Stanton recently faced off in a debate co-sponsored by NewTV and the Newton League of Women Voters.
State Rep. John Lawn (D-Watertown) faced off against Republican challenger Francis Stanton earlier this month in a debate for the 10th Middlesex District state representative seat. Lawn, who is a former Watertown town councilor, was elected in 2011 after a special election to fill the seat formerly held by Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian. Koutoujian, who had served as state representative for more than a decade, was appointed to the sheriff position following the death of Sheriff James DiPaola. Stanton, a 24-year-old Waltham native, told Patch in April that he felt compelled to run for the seat to give "a choice for voters in November." The 10th Middlesex District covers just a small portion of Newton, including Ward 1, …
Monday, October 1, 2012
The candidates that will be affecting Newton, the Fourth District, Middlesex County and beyond.
The goal of this guide is to bring you, in one place, all the essential information you need to vote in Newton Tuesday: Local State National Read a full summary of all three ballot questions here. Question 1: Availability of Motor Vehicle Repair Information : This law would require all car manufacturers to provide — on an equitable fair-market value subscription basis — all diagnostic and repair information for model years beginning in 2015 to owners or an owner’s designated in-state independent repair facility (not affiliated with a manufacturer or its authorized dealers). The law would also make available for purchase information for model years 2002 through 2014. Question 2: Prescribing Medication to End Life: This law "would allow a …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Lawn wants to focus on the budget, child abuse laws and improving the Charles River.
Having been in office for about 10 months, Watertown’s John Lawn is preparing to run for a second term for the 10th Middlesex House seat, which represents parts of Waltham, Watertown and Newton. “I’m enjoying it,” said Lawn, who replaced Peter Koutoujian and won a Special Election last May. “There has certainly been a learning curve. And, I continue to stay involved in local issues, in the district which I live.” The 10th Middlesex District covers Newton Precincts 1 and 4 of Ward 1 and Precinct 4 of Ward 3. The state budget is among the top priorities for Lawn, a former Watertown Town Councilor. “I am going to continue to work on economic developments,” Lawn said. “I think we are getting positive reports from the house budget on local aid…
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
The election's eventual winner, John Lawn, raised more than $47,000
In the short, five-month period of campaigning for the 10th Middlesex state representative special election, candidates raised more than $100,000 and spent more than $96,000. According to reports from the Office of Campaign and Political Finance, the spending reports covered activity from January 1 to May 30 of this year. John Lawn, the election's eventual winner, raised the most money at just over $47,000. Lawn beat out three other Democrats in an April primary election including Newton Alderman Allan Ciccone Jr., Waltham City Councilor Gary Marchese and Waltham resident Sean Durkee. Lawn, a Town Councilor from Watertown, defeated Republican James Dixon in the special election held in May to replace former State Rep. Peter Koutoujian. …
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
The local state representatives and senator will look for community feedback.
If you're wondering what the latest word is from Beacon Hill, stop by the Newton Senior Center tonight to receive an update from your local legislators. State Sen. Cindy Creem along with State Representatives Kay Khan, Ruth Balser and John Lawn will be at the senior center tonight to provide information on the latest activity from Boston. Locals are encouraged to come by the meeting and provide their feedback or questions. The event, which begins a 7 p.m., is being put on by the Newton Democratic City Committee.