Watertown’s Devaney Wins Governor’s Council Race

Marilyn Pettito Devaney won the Democratic race for Governor’s Council. In a hard-fought, narrow race Watertown’s Marilyn Petitto Devaney won the Democratic race for District 3 Governor’s Councilor over Concord attorney Mara Dolan in the State Primary. Devaney received 1,702 more votes than Dolan, and received 50.9 percent of the vote, according to the Boston Globe‘s election results, in a district that includes 31 communities. The former Watertown Town Councilor appears to have secured her 13th term on the Governor’s Council because she has no opponent on ballot in the general election on Nov. 8.

Governor’s Council Candidate’s “Dubious” Endorsements; Election Day Coincides With Watertown’s First Day of School

The race for District 3 Governor’s Council continues to grab headlines as one of the candidates claimed support from Massachusetts politicians that it appears she does not have. Also, the City officials want voters to be aware — with many polling places located at schools — that election day falls on the same day as Watertown students head back to school. During a recent League of Women’s Voters forum District 3 Governor’s Councilor Marilyn Petitto Devaney, from Watertown, stated that she had endorsements, which were later refuted. The 12-term incumbent faces Concord’s Mara Dolan in the Democratic Primary for the seat on the board which, among other things, votes on the Governor’s nominations for judges and nominees for other boards, and on vote on the Governor’s proposed pardons and commutations of prisoners. In the debate, which was shown by NewTV (Newton’s public access channel), Devaney said she had been endorsed by Congressman Jim McGovern and Democratic State Auditor candidate Chris Dempsey.

Check Your Precinct Location Postcards, They May be Incorrect

Charlie BreitroseSome of the precinct locations change postcards, such as those above, have the wrong information on them. The City Clerk’s Office encourages voters to check their voting location. The City of Watertown sent out postcards to residents in precincts that will be voting in a different location from the previous election. However, many of the cards show the incorrect information. The postcards were delivered Wednesday, Aug.