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Governor's Council 2nd District

Rich Mitchell's Funny Cartoon About his Opponent Kelly Timilty

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The video makes reference to many controversies surrounding Kelly Timilty. Check out the following articles:

The District 2 Dems Against Another K. Timilty Campaign, and are led by Plainville Democratic Town Committee Chair Mary-Ann Greanier (who is acting independent of that position).

Greanier and a reported 35 of her allies have mobilized to roust Timilty from office. Their gripe: in 2008, Timilty admitted to using Governor Deval Patrick’s endorsement in campaign literature without consent and forging his signature. For the farce, she was fined $8000 by the attorney general’s office.

Greanier, claims Timilty is more or less an absentee delegate who collects her check and does little else. “what she did was insulting, obnoxious, and illegal enough that we don’t want her as our nominee.”

Timilty was chided in a recent issue of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly for attending fewer than half the weekly council meetings during the past year. But Timilty waved off the no-show charge at the forum, saying her attendance record is “neither here nor there.”

Councilor Kelly Timilty of Dedham allegedly sent out a mailing to voters that had Gov. Patrick’s signature and an endorsement message from him – two things Patrick’s office said he did not do. “The mailing sent out recently by the Timilty campaign was not approved by the Deval Patrick Committee, nor did the governor approve or author the letter that bares his signature,”

Kelly A. Timilty, the governor’s councilor whose campaign copied Governor Deval Patrick’s signature on election fliers and claimed his endorsement without permission, took responsibility yesterday

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Interview with Rich Mitchell, Candidate for Governor's Council 2nd District

[ed_note]Richard Mitchell is a candidate for Governor’s Council 2nd District. As we have done with a number of Governor’s Council Candidates, we have an in-depth interview with Mr. Mitchell. We also have a video interview with Rich on Hector Montalvo’s Behind the Scene. [/ed_note]
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Richard Mitchell

Why would you like to be on the Governor’s Council?

I am running because the Massachusetts Judicial System, especially Family Court, is completely dysfunctional. Judges are the primary cause of this broken system. We appoint poor unqualified judges and then we do not remove them.

Judges routinely violate the law, rule according to their personal opinions, and trample due process and the Constitution of the United States.

The Governor’s council is the only check that we have on gubernatorial appointments to the judiciary. The Governor can appoint anyone he wants and it is up to the Governor’s Council to approve or reject each nominee.

For the past 20 years or more the Governor’s Council abdicated its responsibility. It has been a rubber stamp and has approved virtually every nominee that the Governor appoints.

The people of Massachusetts deserve good judges.

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Governor's Council 2nd District: Jubinville, Timilty, Glovsky

The Governor’s Council Second District has Kelly Timilty, the incumbent, in a contentious rematch of the 2008 race with Robert L. Jubinville for the Democrat primary.   Now that it is after Labor Day and the Fall elections are underway, a recent article in the Globe highlighted the AFL-CIO  endorsement of  Timilty giving Jubinville an opportunity to bring attention to his campaign.  Timilty is running for her 9th term on the Governor’s Council.

September 9th – The Milford Daily News announced their endorsement of Jubinville in today’s paper.

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» Kelly Timilty (D) incumbent
» Robert_L_Jubinville (D)
» Steven M Glosky (R)
» Richard Mitchell (I)

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Interview with Steven Glovsky, Candidate for Governor's Council 2nd District

I had some comprehensive coverage of the Governor’s Council races in an earlier post and a number of candidates contacted us to help is improve the article.

I had questioned the viability of Steven Glovsky’s candidacy for Governor’s council given that he is going up against Kelly Timilty – who is the incumbent candidate and Robert Jubinville who ran for this position last cycle, and reportedly spent $100,000 and seems willing to spend heavily again this year.

Winning a Governor’s Council seat against an incumbent is notoriously hard. Last cycle there were challenges against 7 of 8 seats and not a single incumbent lost. The cycle before that 5 seats were challenged and again all incumbents won.

Conventional wisdom is that it takes a lot of money to reach such a large district, and these seats are fairly obscure, so they don’t generally attract the kinds of campaign contributions necessary to mount a strong challenge.

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