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Press Release – No Democratic Caucus for 6th Middlesex

FRAMINGHAM DEMOCRATS MEET AND REJECT CAUCUS TO FILL 6TH MIDDLESEX HOUSE SEAT, HOLD REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY FOR CHRIS WALSH, AND HAVE ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING FOR SEN. WARREN’S CAMPAIGN

Framingham (5/20/18) – The Framingham Democratic Town Committee met tonight and solidly defeated the idea of holding a caucus to fill the ballot position of the late Rep. Chris Walsh.  The vote of 27 – 5 defeated a move to have a small number of party members decide whose name will be placed on the ballot in November.  By rejecting a caucus, the Democratic Committee opened the field to any registered Democrat wishing to run for the seat.  There will be a primary in September, which will consist of an open ballot, with a line to write in the voter’s choice.(Read more…)

Framingham DTC Will Not Caucus

FDTC Members Vote Against Holding Caucus for 6th Middlesex

At the May 20, 2018 business meeting of the Framingham DTC members debated the question on whether or not to hold a caucus to nominate a candidate for the 6th Middlesex House seat.  The seat became vacant after the passing of State Representative Chris Walsh.  Prior to his passing the late Representative had already submitted his signature papers and would have been on the primary ballot unopposed.  With his passing it leaves the Democratic ballot with no candidate for the 6th Middlesex House seat.

The Framingham DTC members had the option to hold a caucus where 18 delegates (elected by the Framingham DTC membership) would then elect a nominee who would appear on the ballot for September.  This candidate could still face challenges from write-in candidates.  Presentations made by Mass Democratic Party Chairman Gus Bickford and Michelle K. Tassinari, the Legal Counsel from the Secretary of State’s office suggested it would be preferable to avoid a caucus and allow the nomination process to be decided strictly through write-in candidates.  The membership overwhelmingly voted against holding a caucus.  As such the September primary ballot in the 6th Middlesex will have no Democratic candidate listed; the nominee will be decided by write-in candidates.

 

FRAMINGHAM DEMOCRATS TO MEET SUNDAY EVENING WITH A PACKED AGENDA AND A REMEMBRANCE OF REP. CHRIS WALSH

 

Framingham (5/16/18) – The Framingham Democratic Town Committee will be holding its May Business Meeting at 7:00 PM, this Sunday, May 20, at the Community Room at The Framingham Green, 136 Maynard Road

Please note that prior to this meeting there will be two very important programs.  From 5:00 to 6:00 there will be a campaign training session run by the Elizabeth Warren Senatorial Campaign for those interested in participating in the reelection of our senior Senator.  From 6:00 to 7:00 there will be a remembrance ceremony for our departed Rep. Chris Walsh followed by a short reception.(Read more…)