Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Lawn easily defeated his Republican challenger.
State Rep. John Lawn bested Republican challenger Francis Stanton in the race for the 10th Middlesex state representative seat. Lawn easily slid to victory with 10,406 total votes to Stanton's 3,290, according to election results. In Watertown, Lawn received 3,211 votes to Stanton's 684. In Newton, Lawn received 1,775 votes to Stanton's 492. In Waltham, Lawn got 5,420 votes to Stanton's 2,114. Speaking at his victory party at The Gaff, a Waltham bar, Lawn said he would start the new legislative term by focusing on three priorities — jobs, the fate of the Fernald property in Waltham and repealing the statute of limitations on prosecuting sexual abuse of children. Lawn said the biggest priority district-wide was jobs. "We are on the right …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Watertown Democrat John Lawn faces Republican challenger Francis Stanton of Waltham.
State Rep. John Lawn won a special election for the 10th Middlesex State Representative seat last year, and the Watertown Democrat is being challenged by Waltham Republican Francis Stanton. The district covers parts of Waltham, Watertown and Newton. Patch interviewed both candidates, and here's what they said: 1) What are you top three priorities? 1. Repeal the new Health Care Cost control bill which will do nothing to limit costs and everything to raise the cost of health care. 2. Turn Taxachusetts back to Massachusetts 3. Ensure that cities and towns get first bids on any state land that may become available within that city or town’s boundaries. 2) How will you help promote business and increase the number of jobs in the district? …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Incumbent Democrat John Lawn and Republican Challenger Francis Stanton recently faced off in a debate co-sponsored by NewTV and the Newton League of Women Voters.
State Rep. John Lawn (D-Watertown) faced off against Republican challenger Francis Stanton earlier this month in a debate for the 10th Middlesex District state representative seat. Lawn, who is a former Watertown town councilor, was elected in 2011 after a special election to fill the seat formerly held by Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian. Koutoujian, who had served as state representative for more than a decade, was appointed to the sheriff position following the death of Sheriff James DiPaola. Stanton, a 24-year-old Waltham native, told Patch in April that he felt compelled to run for the seat to give "a choice for voters in November." The 10th Middlesex District covers just a small portion of Newton, including Ward 1, …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The 24-year-old graduate student from Waltham seeks to unseat John Lawn in the 10th Middlesex state representative race.
Name : Mr. Francis Xavier Stanton III Age : 24 Place of residence : Waltham, MA Attended college : Yes College : Siena College Degree : BA in History Year of graduation : 2010 University : Boston University Degree : M.Ed. Secondary Ed, History Year of graduation : December, 2012 Job titles held : NA [Editor's note: Stanton is in grad school at BU] Employers : NA Party affiliation : Republican Running for a: State office Running for position: State Representative Chamber/district: 10th Middlesex Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : NA Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: NA Address 140 Alder St Waltham MA 2453 Name : Jim Dixon Title : Campaign Manager Website : www.votestanton.com Facebook : www.facebook.com/votestanton
Friday, June 15, 2012
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Watertown and Massachusetts.
As we look ahead to November’s elections, Watertown Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Here are five that locals are already talking about: Presidential Race: While President Obama will likely enjoy a lot of support in the Bay State, Watertown Republicans seek to build grassroots support for GOP candidates, including former Massachusetts Governor and Republican candidate Mitt Romney. Brown vs. Warren: The Massachusetts Senate race is neck-and-neck, so any issue could turn the tide. One that has become devisive is the debate over Elizabeth Warren's ancestry. Steve Aylward: The Watertown Republican will try to build on his succeful run for Republican State Committee Man, and is taking on Belmont'…
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
GOP candidates for the Massachusetts House of Representatives and State Senate gathered in Watertown on Monday night.
The Republican hopefuls running for state representative and state senate stressed the need to make Massachusetts more business friendly and to cut spending by the Legislature, during a candidates night in Watertown. The GOP candidates met supporters Monday night at a meet the candidates event at the Marine Corp League's Shutt Detachment. Steve Aylward of Watertown, who recently was elected Republican State Committee Man, said he wants to stress the values of the Republican Party. He is running for the Second Suffolk and Middlesex State Senate seat, which represents Watertown, Belmont and parts of Boston, including parts of Allston, Brighton, the Back Bay and the Fenway. "I am proud of our message and we should push what we believe in," …
Friday, April 27, 2012
Francis Stanton is running challenging incumbent John Lawn.
A young Waltham Republican is challenging State Rep. John Lawn, D-Watertown, in the coming election. Francis Stanton, a 24 year-old Waltham native, told Waltham Patch yesterday he is running for the 10th Middlesex state representative seat in the fall election. The seat includes parts of Waltham, Watertown, and Newton. Stanton, a 2006 Waltham High School graduate, said he was running for a couple of reasons. First, he wanted to make sure Lawn, a Watertown Democrat, did not run unopposed. Also, seeing the recently redistricted map, which he believes favor keeping Lawn in office for years to come, Stanton felt compelled to run. “There should at least be a choice for the voters in November,” Stanton said. Lawn recently announced he is …