Monday, March 25, 2013
A letter to the editor from Burlington Selectman Michael Runyan in support of Stephen Lynch for the U.S. Senate in the upcoming special election to fill Sec. of State John Kerry's former seat.
Monday, March 25
To the Editor, I am writing in support of Stephen Lynch for United States Senate. I have been following the special election closely and have been quite impressed with Mr.Lynch's stance on some very difficult issues during his 12 year career in Congress. Lynch has repeatedly stood his ground based on his knowledge and concerns of his constituency. Despite considerable pressure from party Democrats, Lynch voted no on The Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Obama Care) because of his concerns with particular portions of the legislation. Additionally, Stephen has spoken out against raising the age of retirees and cuts to Social Security, calling it "a sacred promise" made to generations of Americans. Stephen's background as an average kid growing up…
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Though the town was given the option to move the town election to coincide with the special state primary the board of selectmen decided against that option.
The Burlington Town Election will be held on Saturday, April 6, despite an option by the state to move it so as to coincide with the special state primary. The option to move the election was presented to the Burlington Board of Selectmen by Town Clerk Amy Warfield during the Feb. 11 selectmen meeting. She said Secretary of State William Galvin had given municipalities the option to move town or city election to Tuesday, April 30, the date of the special state primary. As reported on Patch, the special state election to fill John Kerry’s empty Senate seat will be held on Tuesday, June 25. With that came the plan for a special state primary to be held on Tuesday, April 30. Warfield told the board she didn't think it would be a good idea to …
Monday, February 4, 2013
He had been considering a run after former Sen. Scott Brown declined to enter the race.
Former Massachusetts Senate minority leader Richard Tisei announced that he will not run in the special Senate election to fill the seat vacated by John Kerry. On Friday, after former Sen. Scott Brown announced that he will not run for the seat, all eyes turned to Tisei, who announced he was considering running. But on Saturday, Tisei put a stop to that, citing bad timing and a desire to see others have a shot at the seat. "I've been humbled by so many people who've urged me to run for this seat, following Senator Scott Brown's decision not to run on Friday," Tisei wrote in a statement Saturday night. "I believe it's imperative that the Republican party put forward a strong candidate who can help bring much-needed change to Washington. …