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Secretary of State Bill Galvin Reneges on Commitment to Debate Jim Henderson

[ed_note]We got this message from Jim Henderson, a candidate for Secretary of the Commonwealth. A common campaign strategy for incumbents is to avoid debating challengers – sadly it looks like Bill Galvin is among the many debate dodgers this cycle.[/ed_note]

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Bill Galvin became to sole candidate for statewide office to refuse to debate this election season, after refusing to attend a scheduled forum to be hosted by Suffolk University’s Rappaport Center. After being accused by Independent candidate Jim Henderson of dodging debate opportunities, Galvin noted at a Friday editorial board meeting in Needham, that the Suffolk debate was proof that he was willing to make his case to voters. However, organizers at the Rappaport Center confirmed Monday, that Galvin’s campaign changed course and refused to commit to the event, contradicting the incumbent’s Friday statement. In light of these circumstances, the organizers were forced on short notice to cancel the debate.

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Secretary Candidate Jim Henderson Introduces Map-Based Poll Location Tool

[ed_note]We received this message from Jim Henderson, candidate for Secretary of the Commonwealth. It is a useful tool for getting a map to your polling place. We will see if we can integrate something like this on ME2010.[/ed_note]

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Jim Henderson, independent candidate for Secretary of the Commonwealth, today introduced the Poll Map, a new online map-based tool that allows voters to quickly determine the location of their polling place through Google Maps. The tool can be accessed at http://pollmap.jimforsoc.com/.

“The Poll Map tool represents a distinctly different approach to providing information to the public,” explained Henderson. “By using data already maintained by state agencies, my campaign has developed a special feature that will allow a voter, with a simple mouse click, to get a map of where their polling place is located. However, in addition to providing the Massachusetts voter with an easy-to-use tool, this represents an example of the benefits of open data initiatives. With greater access to public data, there are countless opportunities for innovation out there for the public benefit, whether it is done by a self-taught programmer like me, or one of the many skilled computer specialists we have in this state.”

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Jim Henderson Joins Race for Secretary of the Commonwealth

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We received a release today that Jim Henderson is entering the race for Massachusetts Secretary of State. His announcement follows:

Stow attorney Jim Henderson has filed over 5000 certified signatures with the state’s elections officials, becoming one of the three sanctioned candidates, and the only independent, running for Secretary of the Commonwealth in this November’s election. Henderson, the first unaffiliated candidate in a generation to seek the Secretary’s office, submitted signatures from over 70% of the cities and towns in Massachusetts.

“My nomination reflects a strong interest among the voters across the state in having an
independent choice for Secretary, unfettered by party politics and outside of the entrenched political bureaucracy in Boston,” stated Henderson.

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Massachusetts Secretary of State Candidates

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» William Galvin (D)
» Bill. Campbell (R)
» James Henderson (I)

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