Tuesday, January 8, 2013
State Representative sworn in Wednesday.
Tuesday, January 8
Steven S. Howitt (R-Seekonk) was sworn in to his second term of service to the 4th Bristol District at inauguration ceremonies held at the State House Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. Representative Howitt was joined by his colleagues in the House of Representatives as Governor Deval Patrick administered the oath of office for the 188th Great and General Court. “It’s an honor and privilege to continue to represent the people of the 4th Bristol District. I look forward to continuing to work for the people and towns both at the State House, and in the district as we continue our service to the constituents.” In addition to Seekonk, Howitt also represents Norton, Rehoboth and Swansea.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Paul Heroux takes the oath of office.
Wednesday, January 2
Gov. Deval Patrick led a ceremony Wednesday morning at the State House to install the members of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Among those taking the oath of office were newly elected Rep. Paul Heroux (D-Attleboro, all wards but 3B) and re-elected Reps. Betty Poirier (R-Attleboro 3B) and Steven Howitt (R-Seekonk). Heroux defeated incumbent George Ross in November. Howitt was elected to a second term with a win over Democratic challenger A. Keith Carreiro. Poirier ran unopposed. Also taking to the oath of office Wednesday were the area's state senators—James Timilty (D-Seekonk and Attleboro 3B, 4, 5 and 6) and Richard Ross (R-Attleboro 1, 2 and 3A). You can reach your elected officials at the following email addresses: Paul …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The state representative says he helps residents get through the red tape created by government.
One week after being elected to a second term as state representative, Steven Howitt plans get back in the saddle to advocate for the 4th Bristol District, which includes Seekonk and several other communities. "The next day you sort of catch your breath," said Howitt, adding that he has gotten lots of positive responses to his re-election. The Seekonk resident attributed his success to the many volunteers, particularly his wife Pam, who helped with his campaign. Howitt received about 63 percent of the votes. In Seekonk, he beat out opponent A. Keith Carreiro 4,459 to 2,491. Lately, Howitt has been filing home rule petitions. In Seekonk, for example, there is one for liquor licenses. "Our big strength is in constituent issues," Howitt said…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
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Norton and Seekonk vote with district.
Incumbent Steven Howitt will remain the 4th Bristol District State Representative for another two years according to unofficial election results. In Norton, Howitt had 2,226 votes to Carreiro’s 1,366. Seekonk chose Howitt with 4,459 votes against 2,491. “I am humbled and honored to receive the most important endorsement of this election from the voters of the 4th Bristol District on Election Day,” Howitt said. “I look forward to continuing my service to the people of Norton, Rehoboth, Seekonk, and Swansea. I thank the voters for their support and continued confidence in me. I also wish to thank all of my volunteers as they have worked tirelessly on our behalf. My appreciation and thanks go to our dedicated political director, Peter …
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 …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The newspaper endorsed Democratic challengers Paul Heroux and A. Keith Carreiro in the local state House races? What do you think about those choices?
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Local newspaper The Sun Chronicle is calling for change with its endorsements for the two local state House races. In an editorial that appeared in the Tuesday edition titled "New Faces Needed in Mass. House," the newspaper recommended voters choose Democrat Paul Heroux in the election for the 2nd Bristol District (which includes most of Attleboro) and Democrat A. Keith Carreiro in the contest for the 4th Bristol District (which includes Seekonk and several other communities). Both Democrats are facing Republican incumbents coming off their first terms in the House, with Heroux challenging Rep. George Ross and Carreiro taking on Rep. Steven Howitt. Regarding the incumbents, The Chronicle wrote, "Both have had lackluster first terms and now…
Sunday, October 28, 2012
A. Keith Carreiro says portions of answers to questions he submitted to a newspaper were not his own words, but they "accurately reflect my positions."
The state Republican party is calling out Democratic state House candidate A. Keith Carreiro for using other people's words to create portions of his answers to a questionnaire from The Herald News, a newspaper in Fall River. Carreiro, who is running for the seat representing the 4th Bristol District (which includes Seekonk) against Republican incumbent Steven Howitt, admitted that he used passages written by a consultant in some of his answers and in another case used material that came from either the state Democratic party or "a union" that he said was supposed to be used by candidates in publications. State Republican party spokesman Tim Buckley called Carreiro's actions "plagiarism." Carreiro's campaign manager, Andrew McLeod, said …
Friday, October 26, 2012
A. Keith Carreiro and Steven Howitt participate in debate sponsored by Norton Community Television.
Republican state Rep. Steven Howitt and Democratic challenger A. Keith Carreiro laid out their plans for the upcoming legislative session in an election debate at the Norton Cable TV studio. The two are running for the seat representing the 4th Bristol District, which includes Seekonk. The debate questions covered issues ranging from what it means to be a state representative to the medical use of marijuana. Norton Town Moderator Bill Gouveia mediated the debate. Here is where they stand on each issue: What does it mean to be a state representative? Carreiro said he would use his networking and communication skills to get the job done and set up a satellite office in the district so he could meet with residents and discuss their concerns. …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Republican incumbent Steven Howitt and Democratic challenger A. Keith Carreiro will face off this Thursday and next Monday.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Democratic state House of Representatives hopeful A. Keith Carreiro was unable to get Republican incumbent Steven Howitt to accept a challenge for seven debates, but the two have agreed to spar on stage two times before Election Day. The Carreiro campaign issued a press release early Monday morning announcing debates will take place Thursday in Norton and next Monday in Taunton for the two candidates running for the seat of the 4th Bristol District, which includes Seekonk. The Howitt campaign confirmed the information was accurate. The debate on Thursday is sponsored by Norton Community Television and will be moderated by Town Moderator Bill Gouveia in the studio. It will not be televised live, but will be broadcast several times on …