Open Letter from Republican Congressional Candidate John Hugo to the People of theMassachusetts 5 th Congressional District:
I want to take this opportunity to thank and congratulate every single person, no matter the party and no matter who you voted for, who took the time to do their civic duty on Tuesday September 4. Our republic only works, indeed can only thrive, if informed citizens participate. I’m truly humbled and honored that 64% of those who voted in the Republican Primary selected me to be the Republican Nominee. I want to congratulate Dr. Louis Kuchner, my primary opponent, for running a spirited campaign that took the high road and focused on issues. He has graciously endorsed my candidacy and pledged his support.
Citizens’ Initiative Review provided the following announcement:
The 2018 Citizens’ Initiative Review is coming to Watertown. From Wednesday, September 12 through Saturday, September 15, 20 Massachusetts voters will gather at the Watertown Public Library to produce a clear, reliable statement of essential information on Question 1, the ballot initiative on nurse staffing limits. Citizens’ Initiative Review (CIR) is an innovative project in civic engagement designed to help voters make informed decisions on complicated ballot questions. The 2018 CIR is being organized by the office of State Representative Jon Hecht (D-Watertown) and the Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University, with guidance from a nonpartisan Advisory Board that includes former Governor Michael Dukakis, Representative Brad Hill (R-Ipswich), and leading academics and advocates in the field of voter education and civic engagement. The twenty citizen panelists who will gather in Watertown have been selected to reflect the state’s overall voting population in terms of age, gender, race/ethnicity, place of residence, party affiliation, and education.
Watertown’s Marilyn Petitto Devaney prevailed Tuesday in a tough primary election for the District 3 Governor’s Councilor seat. Devaney will not face a Republican challenger in her bid for a 16th term on the Governor’s Council after defeating challenger Nick Carter of Newton. Devaney received 56 percent of the vote, districtwide, with 95 percent of the precincts counted. There Republicans have no candidate on the ballot for Governor’s Council District 3. Carter, an attorney, ran a well funded campaign and sent out several mailings to voters, while Devaney, a former Watertown Town Councilor, self-funded her campaign.
The 2018 Massachusetts State Primary will be held on Sept. 4, the day after Labor Day.
Democrats, Republicans and unenrolled voters who want to vote in either of the parties primaries will be able to vote from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4. The Democrats have several contested races, including governor, lieutenant governor and a race with a candidate from Watertown. The Republicans have four contested races, including three vying for U.S. Senator.
I am running a basic grass root campaign in a Governor’s Council District larger than a congressional district (difficult without money) representing 32 towns and cities from Ayer to Back Bay. What I am most proud of?:
Just to mention two of the reforms I made on the council that I am proud of:
1. Changed the Parole Board whose members were all prosecutors — not in compliance for 30 years. 2. Stopped long-time practice of Governor’s Councillors, Governor, Lieutenant Governor accepting money from nominees right to the time of the vote.
Open Letter from the Watertown to Republican Town Committee Chairman:
On behalf of the Watertown Republican Town Committee (WRTC), I want to remind all voters to get out on and vote on Tuesday September 4th in the upcoming State Primary. Primary Day is both the first day of school and the day after Labor Day, therefore many might not be aware or even thinking in terms of voting yet. Nevertheless it is important that Watertown makes her voice heard. So no matter what your political leanings are, or what Primary you are inclined to vote in, please don’t forget to take a few minutes to study the candidates and vote on September 4th. To my fellow Republicans and those unenrolled voters who will be pulling a Republican Ballot, I would like to take a moment to remind you that the WRTC has endorsed the following candidates.
I just received a flyer in the mail today from candidate Nick Carter. I would like to respond to the false accusations he writes about Councillor Marilyn Petitto Devaney. He doesn’t tell you the facts as to why the Council/ Councillor Devaney voted no. Look at the facts and research her voting record. I did my research and this is what I found:
FALSE — Just as one example. He states Councillor Devaney voted NO on a qualified nominee – Jennifer Roberts.
Massachusetts voters will cast their ballots in the 2018 State Primary on Sept. 4, but to be able to vote you must be registered by Wednesday, Aug. 15. You can register on the Massachusetts Secretary of State’s website (click here) or in person at Town Clerk’s office in Watertown Town Hall, 149 Main St., Watertown. The Clerk’s office will be open on Wednesday, Aug.