Ashland Republican to Run For U.S. Senate
The former chair of the Ashland Board of Selecmen will run as a Republican for the U.S. Senate seat in Masachusetts. He plans to make a formal announcement Thursday afternoon.
Former Chair of the Ashland Board of Selectmen Jon Fetherston told Framingham Patch he will be a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate.
Fetherston, who ran an unsuccessful campaign against State Rep. Tom Sannincadro, has started the the process to obtain 10,000 certified signatures to be on the special election Republican Primary ballot on April 30.
"(Fetherston's Campaign Manager) Terry (Hendrix) is going to the Secretary of States office in the morning to pull the papers and then my volunteer team will blitz the state and start the process! It's going to be fast and exciting adventure," said Fetherston to Framingham Patch. "The snow only adds to the fun!"
Fetherston plans to formally announce his candidacy for U.S. Senate today, Feb. 7 at 5 p.m. in front of Ashland Town Hall.
In a written statement from his campaign, it states Fetherston will:
* Work every day to represent all the citizens of Massachusetts whether they are Republicans, Democrats, Socialists, male, female, gay, immigrants, rich or poor.
* Make everyone aware of the growing Autism epidemic and its impact on families.
* When he gets to Washington to work with all parties to get the legislation needed by Americans passed. He is tired of the gridlock and get-nothing-done partisanship in Washington. He knows you are!
The Massachusetts Republican Party has been struggling to find a candidate since former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown announced on Friday he would not run for the Massachusetts Senate seat vacated by now U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
Since Brown's announcement, former Gov. William Weld, former Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey and Romney’s son, Tagg, have all said they would not be candidates.
On the Democratic side Framingham's congressman Ed Markey was the first to announce his campaign for the senate seat. he is being challenged in the Democratic primary by fellow congressman Stephen Lynch.
The primary election is Tuesday, April 30. The Senate election is June 25.