Tahirah Amatul-Wadud doesn't put too much stock in U.S. Rep. Richard Neal's seniority.
The talk around the sitting Congressman Neal is that if the House of Representatives turns in favor of the Democrats, then he'd be elected the chair the Ways and Means Committee. The Springfield Democrat Neal is currently the ranking member on that committee.
The three Democratic candidates all believe that Gov. Charlie Baker can be beat in the fall.
It is just a matter of which one of them will do it. Will it be Newton Mayor Setti Warren, former Secretary of Administration and Finance in under Gov. Deval Patrick's administration Jay Gonzalez, or author and activist Bob Massie.
The former Democratic candidate for state senator had hinted last week on "The John Krol Show" that she was interested, saying people had reached out to her about running and that she was "taking a really hard look at it."
State Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier is backing Jay Gonzalez for governor.
On Wednesday, Farley-Bouvier endorsed the former secretary of administration and finance in under Gov. Deval Patrick's administration. Gonzalez is running in the Democrat primary against Bob Massie and Setti Warren.
Tahirah Amatul-Wadud wants to unify the First Congressional District.
The Springfield Democrat announced on Wednesday that she will be challenging incumbent Richard Neal for the seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Voters in much of North County head to the polls today to select the Democratic Party nominee for the 1st Berkshire District.
Only one winner will emerge in the state representative race between John Barrett III, a former mayor; Stephanie Bosley, daughter of a prior holder of the seat; Lisa Blackmer, a city councilor; and Kevin Towle, a legislative aide.
On Tuesday, the voters in the Democratic primary for the 1st Berkshire seat in the House of Representatives will choose from among four candidates who share many of the same policy positions but offer very different backgrounds.
Stephanie Bosley, a native of North Adams, has my vote. She is an intelligent, articulate woman with knowledge of the issues which our community faces. More important, Stephanie has a plan to address these challenges.
I am so pleased that my first vote will go to a candidate that I can wholeheartedly support. Stephanie Bosley exhibits all the attribute I want in a candidate. She is intelligent, thoughtful, creative, energetic, a good listener.
Lisa has proven her willingness to go to Boston for us, because she has done it for the last six years. I know she has the energy to be in every community because she tirelessly attends events and forums across the district.
Yes, it is natural to endorse your own daughter for this position, but I would vote for her if her name was Stephanie Smith. I truly believe that she is the best person for this job. There are many reasons for this.
Economic development is not just broadband, transportation, and workforce development, but a combination of everything I've talked about throughout the campaign. It will require the cooperation of everyone, from our non profit institution, to our manufacturing, from our educators to our health care providers, to build on the growth we are already seeing.
I've built these relationships, and I will be able to leverage them to ensure effective representation for the 1st Berkshire District. I'm also honored to be able to call Rep. Cariddi a mentor and a friend.
The four Democrats running the Oct. 10 primary to fill the vacant 1st Berkshire District seat in the House of Representatives have raised a combined $38,250, according to reports filed with the commonwealth's Office of Campaign and Political Finance.
Below is a statement issued by the campaign of Stephanie Bosley, candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 1st Berkshire District:
Bosley issued the press release pointing to the Sept. 15 article in the Boston Globe on the Berkshire County economy.
The four candidates on the ballot in the Oct. 10 Democratic primary discussed their platforms and qualifications to represent the 1st Berkshire District on Beacon Hill in a 90-minute forum hosted by the town's Democratic Committee and moderated by state Rep. Paul Mark, D-Peru.
As a treasurer, town administrator and human resources manager, I have worked in both the public and private sectors to negotiate and administer health insurance plans for employees. I understand the challenges involved in providing a plan that has appropriate coverage and is affordable for both the employer and employee. Today, health care costs are the 300-pound gorilla in the room.
A standing-room-only crowd Wednesday packed the American Legion hall to help John Barrett III kick off his run for the state legislature.
The former mayor is one of four Democrats running for the nomination to fill the unexpired term of deceased 1st Berkshire District state Rep. Gailanne Cariddi, who died earlier this summer.
Kevin Towle, Democratic candidate for 1st Berkshire representative, said his campaign submitted more than the 150 required signatures to Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin's office on Tuesday.
The Lanesborough candidate for the state Senate seat released a statement Friday morning, the day after the primary, saying she is filing a complaint with the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance saying there were violations depriving her of votes. (Such complaints should be filed with the secretary of state's office.)