Watertown's Aylward May Run for State Senate

Pulls papers for Republican primary race he said he is not sure about running.

, Watertown's Steve Aylward may make a run at the Second Suffolk and Middlesex State Senate seat. 

The former chairman of the Watertown School Committee was elected this month to the Republican State Committee from Watertown and will seek the vice chairmanship of that group next month.

On top of all that, Aylward just announced that he has taken out nomination papers for the state senate in the Second Suffolk and Middlesex district that

Charlie Breitrose, editor of Watertown Patch emailed Aylward who confirmed that he had pulled nomination papers with the Secretary of State office, but added that he has not decided whether he will run.

If he does enter the race, he will be the first Republican to announce in a district that is seen as a reliable Democrat seat.

The district includes Belmont, Watertown, and parts of Boston, including Brighton, Fenway and parts of the Back Bay. 

Watertown's Robert McCarthy – who came in third behind Brownsberger in the special state senate primary in December – to be held in September. 

While he may not run, Aylward did say a Republican will contest for the seat this time around.

During the special general election in January, Belmont resident and Town Meeting member Tomasina (Tomi) Olson ran a last-minute sticker campaign after no Republican candidate came forward in either the primary or general contests.

held by Brownsberger.


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