Chair of the Ashland Selectmen Jon Fetherston filed paperwork to form a committee with the intent to run for the 7th District Middlesex County State Representative seat held by Tom Sannicandro.
Sannicandro has held the seat since 2005, and was the former chair of the Ashland School Committee.
The 7th District Middlesex County seat includes all of Ashland and Precincts 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16 and 18 of Framingham. But with redistricting, precinct 15 in Framingham will be moving to the district currently held by State Rep. Chris Walsh for the 2012 election.
Nomination papers for the state rep seat must be pulled by Feb. 14, 2012. The election is Nov. 6, 2012.
Fetherston is the chair of the MetroWest Regional Collaborative. He also serves on the board for the Ashland Emergency Fund, the Ashland Coalition for Teens, the Ashland Affordable Housing Trust Committee and the Ashland Republican Town Committee.
In recent years, he has served on the MetroWest Regional Transportation Authority and the Ashland Parent Advisory Council.
Fetherston is a veteran of the United States Army. He is also very active with the Aspergers Association of New England.
Fetherston lives in Ashland with his wife, Wendy of 19 years along his two teenage boys, Andrew and Nicholas.
Chair of the Committee to Elect Jon Fetherston is Ed McGrath of Framingham.
The Treasurer is Terry Hendrix of Ashland.
IThe Committee to Elect Jon Fetherston address is P.O. Box 221 Ashland 01721