LETTER: Watertown Republicans Endorse Jay McMahon for Attorney General

The Watertown Republican Town Committee has proudly and unanimously voted to endorse Attorney James “Jay” McMahon III who running in the Republican Primary to be the next Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.McMahon, a Buzzards Bay resident, has practiced law in the Massachusetts for 30 years. During this period he has litigated cases in every court in the Commonwealth, in Federal Courts, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court. His experience includes Civil, Criminal, Domestic, and Bankruptcy. McMahon
further has an extensive background in business management and law enforcement. In addition he served in the Massachusetts Army National Guard as a 2nd Lieutenant (Military Police).

Senate Candidate Geoff Diehl Visits Watertown Greek Festival

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Geoff Diehl visited the Watertown Greek Festival on Saturday. Watertown resident and Republican State Committeeman Steve Aylward showed Diehl around the festival. Aylward was Diehl’s co-chairman in the ballot question that repealed the linkage of the gas tax to inflation. Diehl received the most votes at the Republican Convention by 30 points to be the candidate to face Democrat Elizabeth Warren. He also received the endorsement of the Watertown Town Republican Committee. The visit to the Greek Festival was not the first time that Diehl had visited Watertown.

Republican State Committeeman from Watertown Endorses Senate Candidate

The following information was provided by the Geoff Diehl for Senate campaign:

Today Representative Geoff Diehl, the endorsed Republican candidate for U.S.
Senate, announced that he has received the endorsement of Republican State Committeeman Steve Aylward, of Watertown. “I am proud to endorse Geoff Diehl for U.S. Senate. He has been a great leader on fighting for taxpayers, standing up for victims, and demanding accountability at the State House,” said Aylward. “I am honored to have received Steve’s endorsement. His strong support will help us win Watertown,” said Diehl.

Watertown Resident Interning for Senate Candidate Geoff Diehl

Today Representative Geoff Diehl, the endorsed Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, announced that Watertown resident Samuel Ford will be interning for his
campaign. “I am happy to have Sam as an intern and I believe he will be a great asset to the campaign. Sam is one of the many young interns on the team and I believe their energy and passion will help contribute to an election day victory,” said Diehl. Regarding his new internship with the campaign Ford said, “I am honored to be a part of the Diehl campaign team and I look forward to helping him succeed. This will be a great learning opportunity and I hope to gain valuable experience.”

Ford is currently a history major completing his junior year at UMass Amherst.

Republican Announces Bid for Mass. 5th Congressional Seat

The following announcement was sent out by Congressional candidate John Hugo:

Woburn Republican John Hugo officially announces his candidacy for Congress in the MA 5th Congressional district. “I’ve submitted well over the required amount of certified signatures with the Elections’ Division of the Massachusetts Secretary of State and I’ve been certified as a candidate,” said Hugo. 
For nearly a year, John Hugo has been actively reaching out to various Republican and Independent voters throughout the District. “I’ve met with many if not most Republican Ward and Town Committees, along with other grassroots activists. Everywhere I go, I hear the same things: ‘We need someone willing to challenge Katherine Clark. Clarke is out of touch with the District and needs to be held accountable for her extreme views and actions,'” said Hugo … adding “The residents of the 5th Congressional District need a Congressman or woman that will represent the needs of the District and will uphold the Constitution.

Watertown Republicans Endorse Geoff Diehl in Massachusetts U.S. Senate Race

Representative Geoff Diehl, candidate for U.S. Senate, announced that he has received the endorsement of the Watertown Republican Town Committee, according to a press release from Diehl’s campaign. 

“I am pleased that the Watertown Republican Town Committee will be supporting my candidacy for the Senate. Their support shows our growing movement,” said Diehl. “We have worked with Geoff Diehl for years. We were proud to stand with him on the successful effort to repeal automatic gas tax hikes – saving taxpayers $2 billion. Geoff is a proven leader which is rare in this day and age.

UPDATED: Town Attorney: 2017 Watertown Election Ballot Contained an Error

{This story was updated on Dec. 16, 2017 at 11:49 a.m. to correct the fact that the Library Trustee is a “public office” in the attorney’s opinion.}

The law firm that works with the town on legal issues issued an opinion that one of the candidates in the 2017 Watertown Town Election had a description next to his name that is not allowed under state election laws. 

On the ballot for the 2017 Town Election, Library Trustee candidate Michael Hanlon had the description “Former Chair of Library Trustees” under his name. Hanlon served as a trustee for 12 years and lost his re-election bid in 2015. The 2017 election for Library Trustees was unusual in that it had no incumbents. Leanne Hammonds, however, had sat on the board after being appointed to fill a vacant seat.

Republican Senate Candidate Campaigns in Watertown With Former Patriots

Tuesday night former New England Patriots quarterback Steve Grogan spoke at an
event for State Rep. Geoff Diehl (R-Whitman), who is running against Senator Elizabeth Warren.Diehl’s campaign sent out the following press release:

“I strongly believe that we need a Senator who will put Massachusetts first and stop all the partisan bickering. Unfortunately, Senator Warren has been more concerned about building a national profile and scoring political points than getting things done for the Commonwealth,” Diehl told the large crowd. “Voters are upset that the incumbent seems more focused on attacking every initiative than trying to find
solutions. I will make the Commonwealth the priority, not party politics.”

“Geoff is one of the good ones. We need him to replace Warren in Washington.