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Chris Walsh Challenging Pam Richardson for 6th Middlesex Representative District

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Pam Richardson

There is a tight primary race between Pam Richardson and Chris Walsh. Both candidates are running on a platform of improving the ecomony, finding jobs in their district and revitalizing Framingham’s Downtown.

In the last election Chris Walsh almost unseated Richardson – coming within 138 votes. That election was a three way primary race with Dawn Harness. Given the anti-incumbent mood, and the removal of a third challenger, makes Walsh’s challenge becomes much stronger.

Pam Richardson

Pam Richardson was elected to the House of Representatives in 2006. Prior to being elected to the house she was Vice Chair of the Framingham School Committee and was a member of Framinham’s Town Meeting. She has two sons who currently attend Framingham public schools. She was appointed to the Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government, the House Committee on Post Audit and Oversight and the House Committee on Steering and Policy.

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Rhonda Nyman to run as the Democratic Candidate for the 5th Plymouth District

Rep. Robert Nyman

Rhonda Nyman, wife of the late state Rep. Robert Nyman, will seek his House seat, according to the State House News Service.

Before Rep. Robert Nyman’s unexpected passing, the 5th Plymouth district was considered a safe Democratic seat.

Rep. Nyman was extremely popular in his district. No Democratic candidate wanted to challenge him, and the two Republican challengers, Jared Valenzola and Korey Welch seemed like only token opposition. They are both very young, inexperienced in politics, and not particularly well financed.

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Eric Dahlberg Criticizes Legislature for Failing to Reduce Municipal Health Care Costs

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Eric Dahlberg, a candidate for the 3rd Middlesex Senate District, has called out the legislature for failing to pass health insurance ‘plan design’ for cities and towns.

A central feature in Massachusetts health care reform is the creation the Group Insurance Commission (GIC) Health Insurance law. All private entities and the state government benefit from the reduced health insurance costs. read more »

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Ray Medeiros running for 9th Bristol Representative

Ray Medeiros

We received an update from Ray Medeiros who is running for Representative in the 9th Representative district, (Dartmouth, Freetown, Lakeville, New Bedford). Ray is an electrician with a young family. His campaign’s message is focused on advocating for working families.

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Rep. Robert Nyman found dead in his home last night

Rep. Robert Nyman

Rep. Robert Nyman was found dead at his home last night. The Globe is reporting:

Massachusetts State Representative Robert Nyman, 49, was found dead in a swimming pool at his Hanover home Friday night, authorities said.

Nyman had gone to a local golf course earlier in the day to participate in the planning of a charity event and returned home briefly and then went back to the course at approximately 1 p.m., according to a statement from the office of Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz.

It was not clear when he returned home again, but his family came home at about 8:30 p.m. and found him unresponsive in the family pool, according to the statement. The cause and circumstances of his death were not released.

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Josh Cutler Named Among "40 under 40" Business Leaders

Josh Cutler

Josh Cutler is a candidate for the 6th Plymouth Representative District (Duxbury, Halifax, Hanson and Pembroke).

Cutler was honored as one of the region’s top 40 young business leaders last week. The “40 under 40” awards, sponsored by Plymouth and Cape Business Magazine, are designed “to spotlight young business leaders who excel in their industry and show dynamic leadership.” An awards banquet was held at the Plymouth Radisson on Wednesday. Cutler, 39, previously served 10 years as publisher of a family-owned newspaper business. He is running for state representative as the Democratic candidate in the 6th Plymouth District. For more information on the Cutler Campaign, visit www.joshcutler.com.

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Mike Walsh Announces Candidacy for Suffolk and Norfolk State Senate

Mike Walsh

Attorney Mike Walsh, Democract from Westwood, officially announced his candidacy for the Suffolk and Norfolk State Senate District. (Westwood, Norwood, Dedham, West Roxbury, Roslindale and Hyde Park )

State Rep. Mike Rush is also running for the seat, but he has been dogged by his close ties to the Probation Department Patronage Scandal. It’s a dirty and fascinating story about how insider politics works in Massachusetts.

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Sutton Selectman Ryan Fattman running against Rep. Jennifer Callahan for the 18th Worcester District

Jennifer Callahan

Jennifer Callahan

Jennifer Callahan is a 5 term Representative from the 18th Worcester district. She grew up in Sutton on her parent’s apple farm. She is a nurse by training, and worked as a maternal child health coordinator at the VNA of Southern Worcester County as a trauma nurse at UMass Memorial Medical Center.

Much of her legislative focus has been on health care, particularly access to primary care, pediatrics and tick-borne illnesses.

Though she styles herself a as “liberal legislator,” she is representing a district which has been trending sharply Republican in recent years.
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Charlie Baker Unveils Massachusetts Tax Cut Plan

Charlie Baker

Baker unveiled a sweeping tax cut proposal at the Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce breakfast on Friday June 10th, reducing corporate sales and income taxes all to 5%.

Corporate Tax Rate at 5%: The proposal is fairly comprehensive, but it would have the effect of greatly simplifying the corporate tax code. The current corporate tax code is complex and taxes businesses in different industries differently with a tax rate in most industries at 8.75%. Baker proposes to reduce the corporate tax rate on all industries to 5% within 4 years.

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Brad Williams Calls on Mike Rush to Address Probation Department Scandal

Brad Williams

Update: Rush denies involvement in note to Roslindale Transcript

Brad Williams and Rep. Mike Rush are both candidates for State Senate in the Suffolk and Norfolk District currently represented by Marian Walsh who is not seeking re-election.

Rep. Rush has been deeply entangled in the recent Probation Department patronage jobs scandal. It has been reported that Rep. Rush is one of the people who are able to help family and political supporters secure jobs at Probation, and that he was instrumental in getting a promotion for his father James Rush. Two years after being promoted to Chief Probation Officer, James Rush retired under a cloud of allegations of racial and sexual harassment of two employees at Probation. It is said that Mike Rush has been seeking revenge against Justice Mulligan ever since.

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