Saturday, May 18, 2013
The at-large city councilor is seeking a second term.
City Councilor Jay DiLisio and his supporters will gather Sunday at Scorpio's in downtown Attleboro for a "family friendly" event to kick off his re-election campaign, the councilor wrote in a press release. He is seeking a second term as an at-large councilor in the fall election. DiLisio, 36, was elected to the council in 2011 when he placed fifth in a field of nine at-large candidates. He heads the council's Committee on City Property & Claims. A Stoneham native, DiLisio and his wife Amy moved to Attleboro in 2004. They have a young son. DiLisio's day job is in Providence, where he works as a vice president at Bank of America. As of Thursday, DiLisio is one of four candidates certified for the at-large contest. The others are incumbents…
Friday, May 17, 2013
Incumbents Mark Cooper and Walter Thibodeau as well as challenger Rick Correia will be on fall ballot.
There will be at least two people competing for the Ward 2 city council seat this fall in the Attleboro election. Incumbent Mark Cooper and challenger Rick Correia were certified for the election this week. The two ran against each other for the seat in a special election two years ago, with Cooper winning. Also qualifying for the ballot this week was Ward 1 representative Walter Thibodeau. Nobody has pulled papers as of Thursday to challenge the eight-term councilor. Thibodeau had no competitors in 2011, when he was elected to his first term as Ward 1 representative after serving at-large for 14 years. Below is a list of people who have pulled papers for various council contests. Those marked with asterisks have returned the papers and …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
She is the first official candidate for any of the school committee races.
School Committee member Brenda Furtado, who represents Ward 4, was certified for the fall ballot this week after submitting her nomination papers along with at least 50 signatures from Attleboro voters. She is the first person to qualify for a school committee race. Furtado is serving her second term on the committee. Three others—Kristina Piasecki, Diane Lynch-Bartek and Lori Scales—have pulled papers for the Ward 4 contest. Political insiders say only Scales is expected to return them and challenge Furtado. "I am extremely excited and look forward to continuing to represent Ward 4 on the Attleboro School Committee," wrote Furtado in an email to Attleboro Patch. "I will continue representing the parents and community with honesty and …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Republican pastor says he will run for office in 2014, likely for the state representative seat currently held by Democrat Paul Heroux. Bailey could decide to make a second try at James Timilty's state Senate seat.
The Jeff Bailey 2014 campaign will begin tonight in Mansfield. State Rep. Shaunna O'Connell (R-Taunton) is hosting a fundraiser tonight in Mansfield for Bailey's campaign committee. The Attleboro pastor unsuccessfully ran against Democratic state Sen. James Timilty last year. This time, he is leaning toward running for the state representative position held by Democrat Paul Heroux. Speaking Monday night during the Attleboro Republican City Committee meeting at the All Saints Anglican Church, Bailey said he would run for state office in 2014. "I'm not committing to anything, but right now I'm kind of leaning toward the state rep. seat," said Bailey, adding, "We'll see what the landscape looks like for state Senate as well." Heroux has been…
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
City Councilors Frank Cook, Richard Conti and Jay DiLisio become official candidates for the fall contests.
Editor's Note: The original version of this article incorrectly stated Walter Thibodeau was certified for the election and did not include the fact Richard Conti was certified. This was due to an error on the status sheet at the city's Election's Department office. Office Manager Marianne Draine contacted Patch about the error after the story was published. She said Thibodeau "is a little short of 100 percent certified" and Conti was certified for the election. The story has been corrected. Three sitting Attleboro city councilors were certified Monday for the fall election. Frank Cook, Richard Conti and Jay DiLisio became official candidates when election officials confirmed they had collected enough signatures from local registered voters…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Republican Gabriel Gomez and Democrat Edward Markey both carry Attleboro as they claim victories in their respective U.S. Senate primaries.
The percentage of the vote was different, but the order of the results in the Tuesday primary for Massachusetts' special U.S. Senate election was the same in Attleboro as it was statewide. Republican Gabriel Gomez and Democrat Edward Markey won the nominations of their respective parties. Voters will determine June 25 which of the two will head to Washington to fill the seat vacated earlier this year by John Kerry when he became U.S. secretary of state. Gomez was supported by 42 percent of Attleboro's Republican voters. He received 51 percent of the vote statewide. Opponent Michael Sullivan received 30 percent support in Attleboro and 36 percent support statewide. Dan Winslow earned 27 percent of the vote locally and 13 percent statewide. …
Kevin Dumas is running for mayor and Brian Kirby is running for at-large city council. Both men are seeking a sixth term.
Attleboro's fall election has its third and fourth official candidates. Mayor Kevin Dumas and at-large City Councilor Brian Kirby qualified for the ballot this week after submitting candidate papers to City Hall along with the required number of signatures from Attleboro voters. They are both seeking a sixth consecutive two-year term and were first elected in November 2003. Dumas is the first candidate to qualify for the mayoral election. He could have a familiar opponent in Ronald Churchill. The former fire chief, who unsuccessfully attempted to unseat Dumas in 2011, pulled papers this month for the mayoral and at-large council contests. Churchill has declined to speak to the media. Dumas released a statement April 17. "I look forward …
The former Navy SEAL and the longtime Congressman will face off June 25 to fill John Kerry's former U.S. Senate seat.
A political newcomer will face a long-time Massachusetts politician in the race to be the Bay State's next U.S. senator. The Associated Press has declared Republican businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez of Cohasset and Democratic U.S. Congressman Edward Markey of Malden the winners of their U.S. Senate special primary elections, according to tweets from Fox 25. The call for Gomez came approximately one hour after the polls closed in the statewide primary while a call for Markey came moments later. Gomez defeats his more seasoned opponents, former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan of Abington and state Rep. Dan Winslow of Norfolk. Markey beat fellow U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch of South Boston. Brett Rhyne of Needham ran an …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Polling stations will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
This may come as a surprise to some (maybe many) people, but there is an important election Tuesday in Attleboro and the rest of Massachusetts. Republicans and Democrats will vote to determine the nominee for their respective parties in the special election for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by now Secretary of State John Kerry. The Democratic ballot includes U.S. Reps. Stephen Lynch and Edward Markey. Also running for the party's nomination is write-in candidate Brett Rhyne. The Republican ballot includes businessman Gabriel Gomez, former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan and state Rep. Daniel Winslow. Voting will take place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the following locations: If you are not sure where you're supposed to vote, go here to …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
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