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…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
James Timilty beats Jeff Bailey in State Senate race.
Incumbent James Timilty (D-Walpole) has taken the Massachusetts Senate Bristol & Norfolk District seat. Unofficially, Timilty took the seat with nearly double the votes for opponent Jeff Bailey. "I'm very lucky to be in the position that I am," said Timilty. "Privileged and honored to represent the Bristol and Norfolk and, of course, being a guy from Walpole, representing the town of Walpole, it can't be any better than that. "We're very happy. Obviously, you spend a lot of time working for the communities that you represent on the issues that matter to them. "I know the neighborhoods, I know the people, I know the communities and I know the issues that affect them." Bailey’s fate was endemic of Republicans in Massachusetts, as he, Sean …
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
A roundup of election coverage on the issues.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
If you haven't heard, there's an election today. Attleboro and Seekonk voters are headed to the polls to determine, among other items, who will serve the next term as their representatives in the state House and Senate. If you're still trying to make up your mind, or want to brush up on the candidates' stances on a variety of issues, click through the links below in our roundup of coverage of local races. Be sure to read Attleboro-Seekonk Patch throughout the day for information on where to vote, reports from the polls and election results once the polls close at 8 p.m. State Senator for Bristol and Norfolk District (Seekonk and Attleboro Wards 3B, 4, 5 and 6) Sen. James Timilty faces challenger Jeff Bailey State Representative for 2nd …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
The two differ on health care and government spending as well as whether the state government is transparent.
State Sen. James Timilty and challenger Jeff Bailey had their differences, but they kept the discussion civil Thursday night during an election debate at Attleboro High School. A range of topics were featured during the 50-minute session hosted by The Sun Chronicle and the United Regional Chamber of Commerce, including jobs, state spending and government transparency. Timilty, a Walpole Democrat who has represented the Bristol and Norfolk District (which includes most of Attleboro and several other communities) for eight years, and Bailey, an Attleboro Republican pastor, agreed on some issues. Both said they were against the November ballot measure that would legalize medicinal marijuana and another referendum that would allow physician-…
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Candidates for state representative and senator will face off at Attleboro High School.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Attleboro voters will have the opportunity to hear from the candidates participating in local state legislative races next week. One session featuring two debates will take place next Thursday at Attleboro High School. The event hosted by The Sun Chronicle and the United Regional Chamber of Commerce will include separate one-hour debates in the contests for 2nd Bristol District (which includes most of Attleboro) state representative between Republican incumbent George Ross and Democratic challenger Paul Heroux as well as the Bristol and Norfolk state Senate District (which includes Seekonk, portions of Attleboro and several other municipalities) between Democratic incumbent James Timilty and Republican challenger Jeff Bailey. Candidates …
Friday, September 28, 2012
The senator says his record is good and business groups agree.
Jeff Bailey, the Attleboro Republican attempting to unseat Democratic state Sen. James Timilty, recently attacked the incumbent's treatment of small businesses. Timilty responded that his record is good and business groups agree. Following last week's announcement from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development* that statewide unemployment had climbed from 6.1 percent in July to 6.3 percent in August, Bailey issued a statement that Timilty didn't understand "how vital small businesses are to our state." He said his evidence was the senator voting in favor of a bill recently signed by Gov. Deval Patrick into law that Bailey described as "forc[ing] home daycare centers to join state employee unions." Bailey wrote…
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The congressional hopeful makes a campaign stop at the city's train station.
Election Day is right around the corner, and the candidates vying to become Attleboro and Seekonk's next representative in the U.S. House of Representatives are making their final stops prior to the Thursday primary. One of the candidates, Republican Sean Bielat, was in Attleboro Tuesday evening. Bielat, 37, spoke to a small group at the train station on Union Street. He was introduced by state Rep. George Ross (R-Attleboro). After Bielat answered some questions, state Senate candidate Jeff Bailey spoke about his campaign. Bailey is the only Republican challenging Democratic Sen. James Timilty, so neither of those candidates has to worry about the primary election. Bielat faces two challengers—Elizabeth Childs and David Steinhof—in the …
Friday, March 30, 2012
The Attleboro pastor is running for the state Senate to represent the district that includes Attleboro and Seekonk.
State Senate candidate Jeff Bailey says his campaign will be about "jobs, jobs, jobs," but not ones in the casino industry. The Attleboro pastor officially kicked off his campaign Thursday evening at the Lafayette House Restaurant in Foxborough. He will attempt to unseat Democrat James Timilty, the current representative of the Senate district that includes Attleboro and Seekonk as well as Foxborough, Mansfield, Medfield, Norton, Rehoboth, Sharon and Walpole. "I'm not in favor of casinos," said Bailey as he spoke just a little more than a mile from the site of the proposed Wynn Resort in Foxborough. "Even before the law was passed, I was against it. I'm against it on principal. It's not the kind of economic development we need." Bailey has…
Thursday, March 15, 2012
An official campaign announcement is expected next week.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The Pastor Jeff Bailey, a leader of Grace Baptist Christian Academy and an Attleboro Police Chaplain , is expected to announce March 29 his campaign kickoff for the state senate race. He plans to run for the Bristol and Norfolk District seat. The event is set for 7-9 p.m. at the Lafayette House on Route 1 in Foxborough. Jeffrey Bailey filed paperwork with the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance in November to explore the potential run. "I have been encouraged by state leaders such as state Republican Committeewoman Angela Davis (of Foxborough) to run for the state Senate seat currently held by Sen. James Timilty," Bailey said at the time. "I am aggressively exploring the possibility of a candidacy. I believe my 23 years …