Monday, May 13, 2013
Of the four races on the ballot, none will be contested.
When Mansfield goes to vote tomorrow in the annual town election, there will be no contested races on the ballot. The lack of candidates and almost certain expectation of the results likely means a low turnout at the polls tomorrow. In the selectmen race, incumbents Olivier E. Kozlowski and Douglas R. Annino are both running for reelection. For the two school committee seats, Lynn Cavicchi and Linda Fernando are the only candidates. Incumbent Lisa M. Losiewicz pulled papers but opted to not run for reelection. Other uncontested races include Kevin J. Doyle for housing authority, Elizabeth J. Dye for an unexpired term on the housing authority, and incumbent Robert H. Sarquet is once again running for moderator. While an election with few …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Congressman Markey leads Gabriel Gomez by 17 points.
A new Suffolk University/7NEWS (WHDH) poll shows a strong lead for Democratic U.S. Congressman Edward Markey over Republican businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez in the race for the U.S. Senate special election. The poll of 500 likely voters has Markey at 52 percent and Gomez at 35 percent. Eleven percent of voters in the poll were undecided. A third-party candidate, Richard Heos of the Twelve Visions Party, got 1 percent and another 1 percent refused to respond. David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center in Boston, said along with the announcement of the poll that Markey has "a large lead over his Republican opponent who voters are unsure about." Indeed, 32 percent of those polled said …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The former Navy SEAL and the longtime Congressman will face off June 25 to fill John Kerry's former U.S. Senate seat.
A political newcomer will face a long-time Massachusetts politician in the race to be the Bay State's next U.S. senator. The Associated Press has declared Republican businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez of Cohasset and Democratic U.S. Congressman Edward Markey of Malden the winners of their U.S. Senate special primary elections, according to tweets from Fox 25. The call for Gomez came approximately one hour after the polls closed in the statewide primary while a call for Markey came moments later. Gomez defeats his more seasoned opponents, former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan of Abington and state Rep. Dan Winslow of Norfolk. Markey beat fellow U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch of South Boston. Brett Rhyne of Needham ran an …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Stephen Lynch and Gabriel Gomez were the highest vote-getters in Mansfield
With the polls now closed, Mansfield voters preferred Democrat Congressman Stephen Lynch and Republican Gabriel Gomez in the special primary for the U.S. Senate. Unofficially, Lynch beat Markey 53.96%-46.04%, while Gomez's 40% was enough to beat Michael Sullivan's 31.47%. Third place Dan Winslow placed third with 28.38% of the vote. 1,916 residents came out to vote in the election which equals a turnout rate of 13.27% There were 1,236 voters for the Democratic primary and 680 for the Republican primary. With votes still being counted across the state, Mansfield will have to wait and see which candidates will move on to the general election in June. See below for full unofficial results from Mansfield:
As of noon, only 601 ballots have been filled out in Mansfield.
With talk of voter fatigue and low turnout across the state, the number in Mansfield does not come as a surprise. According to the noon counts, only 601 residents have voted in the U.S. Senate primary in Mansfield. The number placed turnout at 4.16% So far turnout has been the strongest in Precinct 2 with 127 voters. Precincts 3 and 1 follow with 119 and 115 voters. The polls at Mansfield High School will remain open until 8 p.m. To see how turnout is in all the precincts, check below. Precinct 1: 115 Precinct 2: 127 Precinct 3: 119 Precinct 4: 80 Precinct 5: 81 Precinct 6: 79
Monday, April 29, 2013
With tomorrow's primary for John Kerry's U.S. Senate seat, here is what you need to know about voting in Mansfield.
On April 29, voters across Massachusetts will decide who they want to represent the Democrats and the Republicans in this summer's special election for the U.S. Senate seate vacated by Secretary of State John Kerry. To help you with tomorrow's election, here is what you need to know about voting in Mansfield! Where to Vote All Mansfield residents can cast their ballot at Mansfield High School on East Street between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. If you cannot make it to the polls and you haven't done an absentee ballot, you can vote in person at Town Hall untill noon on April 29 at the Town Clerk's office. Who is Running? In the Democratic primary, Congressmen Ed Markey and Stephen Lynch will compete for their party's nomination. The Republicans …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
We gathered questions from editors across Patch’s coverage area in Massachusetts.
Patch editors interviewed each of the candidates running for U.S. Senate in the April 30 special election. We gathered questions from editors across Patch’s coverage area in Massachusetts. The editors asked both broad questions about policy, as well as opinions on more local, regional issues. Click on the links below to read the questions and answers with each candidate… Stephen Lynch Edward Markey Brett Rhyne (write-in candidate) Gabriel Gomez Michael Sullivan Daniel Winslow
Monday, April 15, 2013
Mansfield voted for Scott Brown and owns more hybrid cars than the state average.
Mansfield is green and red is what we found when we compared data from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles to the vote in the 2012 U.S. Senate race. You can see the results in the map above: Large circles suggest towns with more hybrid ownership per capita, and the red/blue color suggests which way those towns voted last year. In Mansfield, 19.3 of every 1,000 vehicles is a hybrid, compared to the state average of 18. Patch’s research suggests the state has a good number of what might be called “green Republican” communities. More than 40 percent of the communities where Republican Scott Brown carried the vote have an above average numbers of hybrids. The data is a nice rebuttal to the national trends of hybrid/GOP separation: …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Recap and analysis of the week in state government.
He's been omnipresent for 20 years from Roslindale to East Boston. His endorsement is coveted by city council hopefuls and U.S. senators alike. He occasionally mutilates the English language, mangles the names of sports stars, and commands loyalty unlike any public figure in Boston. He was mayor-for-life. Now he'll be mayor for only another nine months. This week, as House Speaker Robert DeLeo continued to wait for the rescue helicopter to take him away from Gov. Deval Patrick's "fantasy land" of higher taxes and trains, the Governor's Council was up to its old tricks and the race for U.S. Senate kicked into a higher gear. But little could compete with Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and "The Decision" that held foes and allies alike breathless…
Thursday, March 28, 2013
GOP and Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate debated Wednesday night at the Channel 5 studios in Needham.
In the days leading up to the first Democratic U.S. Senate debate, U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) has been called upon frequently to explain the vote he took against the health care reform bill in 2010. Wednesday night, Lynch and U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (D-Malden) went several rounds on the topic. They faced-off for 30 minutes at the Channel 5 studios in Needham following a contest among the three declared Republican candidates. For Markey, President Obama's initiative, aimed at universal health care coverage, was "the proudest vote of my career." "Steve, when that vote came up you were wrong," Markey said. For Lynch, taxes and a lopsided deal for insurance companies were among the problems that outweighted benefits such as the …