Friday, September 7, 2012
Kenneth Gordon beat out David Fionda and Virginia Mooney in the contested Democratic primary.
The section of the ballot on the Nov. 6 general election for the 21st Middlsex District State Representative seat has been set. Vice Chair of the Bedford Zoning Board and attorney Ken Gordon, D-Bedford, will face Burlington Selectman Walter Zenkin, R-Burlington, for the seat being left vacant by retiring Rep. Charles Murphy. The 21 Middlesex District includes the towns of Burlington, Bedford and Precinct 3 of Wilmington. Gordon beat out fellow Democrats David Fionda, of Burlington, and Virginia Mooney, also of Burlington, in the Massachusetts State Primary yesterday. While Fionda had a 454 to 257 lead in the Burlington polls, Bedford came out in strength for Gordon, giving him 655 votes. In total, including votes in Burlington, Bedford …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
A letter from Walter Zenkin on why voters should write his name in on the Republican primary ballot this Thursday.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The following is a letter from Burlington selectman and 21st Middlesex District House Seat candidate Walter Zenkin: I am running for state rep to bring integrity and common sense to Beacon Hill. For too long the needs of hardworking people in Burlington, Bedford and Wilmington have been ignored. We must firmly reject the culture of corruption that exists on Beacon Hill and repudiate practices that favor the politically-connected few. As a two-term selectman in Burlington, I’ve demonstrated a commonsense approach that I plan to bring to the state house. I understand the delicate balance of financing public services without punishing the taxpayer or stifling the local businesses providing our residents with jobs. It can be a tightrope act …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Retiring State Representative Charles Murphy has endorsed David Fionda to fill his seat.
Democrat and Burlington resident David Fionda's campaign to fill the 21st Middlesex District State Representative seat got a big shot of energy with the endorsement of the seat's outgoing member. Charles Murphy, who announced earlier this year that he would no seek re-election after 16 years of service, announced he was endorsing Fionda in a statement last week. Fionda is running a sticker campaign for the Sept. 6 primary against fellow Democrats Virginia Mooney and Ken Gordon to get on the ballot for the November election as the Democratic candidate. The ballot will only show Murphy's name, but he is not running, so voters must write-in their choice. The 21 Middlesex District includes the towns of Burlington, Bedford and Precinct 3 of …
Former Burlington Selectman and Town Meeting member Virginia Mooney is looking to fill the 21st Middlesex District State Representative seat.
The race to fill the 21st Middlesex District State Representative seat is getting more competitive by the day. Former Burlington Selectman and current Town Meeting member Virginia Mooney has put her name up for consideration to replace outgoing representative Charles Murphy. Mooney will be running a sticker campaign for the Sept. 6 primary against fellow Democrats David Fionda and Ken Gordon (see his story also posted today). The ballot will only show Murphy's name, but he is not running, so voters must write-in their choice. The 21 Middlesex District includes the towns of Burlington, Bedford and Precinct 3 of Wilmington. Mooney has been a Town Meeting member for 36 years and was a member of the Board of Selectmen from 1988 to 1991. She …
Gordon, of Bedford, is the vice-chair of the Bedford Zoning Board and an attorney specializing in workplace discrimination.
Another Democrat has thrown his hat into the ring for the write-in campaign to get on the November ballot for the 21st Middlesex District State Representative Seat being left vacant by Rep. Charles Murphy. Ken Gordon, 52, of Bedford, announced his write-in candidacy for the vacant seat in a release yesterday. He will face fellow Democrats David Fionda and Virginia Mooney (see story also posted today) in the Sept. 6 primary. The ballot will only show Murphy's name, but he is not running, so voters must write-in their choice. The 21 Middlesex District includes the towns of Burlington, Bedford and Precinct 3 of Wilmington. “I am getting in this race to give the voters of Burlington, Bedford and Wilmington a competent Democratic candidate with…
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
David Fionda is seeking the Democratic ticket for the 21st Middlesex District.
Burlington resident David Fionda announced this week that he will be seeking the 21st Middlesex District State Representative seat being left vacant by outgoing State Rep. Charles Murphy. He will be running as a Democrat. The 21st District includes the towns of Burlington, Bedford and precinct 3, of the town of Wilmington. Murphy announced last week that he will not seek re-election and will instead take a position in the private sector. Fionda is a Woburn native and 24-year Burlington resident with history of community service. He is also an entrepreneur and a Certified Public Accountant. Fionda said he decided to run for the office upon hearing the news that Murphy, who he considers a friend, would not seek re-election. "When the news …
Monday, June 25, 2012
A letter to the public from Rep. Charley Murphy.
Monday, June 25, 2012
The following is a letter from Rep. Charley Murphy, 21st Middlesex District: As you may have learned by now, I have decided to not seek reelection as state representative for the 21st Middlesex District. As such, I will resign my seat effective at the close of the current legislative session on July 31st. The decision was an extremely difficult one to reach, however, Nan and I are in agreement that the time has arrived for me to pursue the next chapter in the proverbial book of life. To that end, I am joining Burlington based Arcadia Solutions, a healthcare IT consulting company, as vice president of public policy and government affairs. Representing Bedford, Burlington and Wilmington in the state legislature has been the single biggest …
Friday, June 22, 2012
State. Rep Charles Murphy of Burlington has served in the House since 1997.
State. Rep. Charles Murphy, of Burlington, plans to resign, Murphy told Burlington Patch by email. Murphy, a Democrat, who has recently been embroiled in a dispute with House Speaker Robert DeLeo, has served in the House since 1997, according to Boston.com. Murphy plans to leave by the end of July, says Boston.com. Murphy says he plans to release a statement soon. Stay tuned to Burlington Patch for updates.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Burlington Selectman Walter Zenkin informed Patch that he will be seeking a spot on the State Representative ballot this fall.
Walter Zenkin, who has been a member of the Burlington Board of Selectmen for six years, informed Burlington Patch this week he is currently collecting signatures to get on the Republican primary ballot for the 21st Middlesex District with a view to ousting current State Rep. Charles Murphy, D-Burlington, this fall. The Twenty-first Middlesex districts consists of the towns of Bedford and Burlington, and precinct 3 of the town of Wilmington. Zenkin said he is running to represent the "pulse of the local communities" in the State House. "I feel like I've been a proven leader, someone who is approachable and works on common sense," he said. "I hope to bring my experience as a town official to the state level and represent the towns as best I…
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
State Representative and House Majority Whip Charles Murphy (D-Burlington) resigned his leadership post today