CANDIDATES DEBATE FOR 6TH MIDDLESEX HOUSE SEAT

FDC and Metrowest Daily News co-sponsor debate among 4 Democrats

The Framingham Democratic Committee and the Metrowest Daily News (MWDN) co-sponsored the August 26, 2018 debate featuring the 4 Democratic candidates contesting the primary for the vacant 6th Middlesex House seat.

Anne Brennan of MWDN and Beverly Hugo, Chair of the Framingham Democratic Committee, alternated asking questions from the 4 candidates: Mary Kate Feeney, Mike Gatlin, Maria Robinson and Mark Tilden.

A wide range of topics were covered including:

  • Generating new state revenue
  • Homelessness
  • Attracting businesses to Framingham
  • Charter Schools
  • Immigration
  • A Massachusetts elected official they most admired

During open remarks the candidates were also asked to describe their hobby.

The debate was held at Heritage Senior Assisted Living before a full house.

Massachusetts Primary September 4th

STATE PRIMARY TAKES PLACE DAY AFTER LABOR DAY

The 2018 Massachusetts state primary will be  held on Tuesday September 4th.

This is the day after the Labor Day holiday weekend and this stands to impact turnout. Polls open at 7am and close at 8pm.

Voters who believe they will not be able to go to their polling station on September 4th may vote by absentee ballot.  An absentee ballot can be obtained by writing to the local city or town clerk’s office requesting a ballot. Also voters can visit their local city or town clerk’s office and submit an absentee ballot over-the-counter.

Further questions on this may be directed to the Framingham City Clerk by calling:
(508) 532-5520.

Watch Candidates Forum on Cable

WATCH AFTV ON CABLE CHANNELS RCN CHANNEL 3 • COMCAST CHANNEL 9 • VERIZON CHANNEL 43 BLOG

This was a forum that took place on June 24, 2018 during the business meeting of the Framingham Democratic Committee for the write-in candidates running in the 6th Middlesex House race.

http://accessfram.tv/watch/schedule-live/
Search for “candidates” to find the forum in the schedule (1 hour program)
Scheduled:

Sunday, 7/15/18 at 11:30 AM
Tuesday, 7/17/18 at 2:00 PM
Wednesday, 7/18/18 at 8:00 PM
Friday 7/20/18 at 3:00 PM

Or watch online
http://accessfram.tv/watch/video-on-demand/
Search for “candidates”

(Thanks to DSC member Norma Shulman for providing this information.)

Nov 2018 Ballot Questions

ORDER SET FOR NOVEMBER’S BALLOT QUESTIONS
Question 1.  Proposals to mandate nurse staffing levels, repeal transgender access protections and investigate potentially changing the U.S. Constitution will be decided by Massachusetts voters on Nov. 6. Secretary of State William Galvin on Monday announced the numbers assigned to three questions. Proposed mandatory nurse staffing levels will be
Question 1 on the ballot. That debate will pit much of the health care industry against the Massachusetts Nurses Association.

Question 2 will ask voters if they want to establish a commission to look into the impact of political spending in Massachusetts and recommendations on potential amendments to the U.S. Constitution around that subject.

Question 3 will give voters the option to repeal the transgender public accommodations law that Gov. Charlie Baker signed in 2016.

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