Monday, December 12, 2011
Wayland's Tom Conroy withdrew from the 2012 U.S. Senate race to concentrate on running for a fourth term as state representative; beginning in 2012 his district will include Precinct 3, the Saxonville neighborhood in Framingham.
Tom Conroy Monday officially announced his withdrawal from the 2012 U.S. Senate campaign and, subsequently, his intention to run for a fourth term in the Massachusetts house. “It’s the right thing to do for me, for my family, for the people of the 13th Middlesex District,” Conroy said in a phone call with Wayland Patch. Conroy, a Democrat from Wayland, entered the 2012 Senate Democratic primary race in June and soon thereafter launched a 650-mile walk throughout the Commonwealth geared toward meeting constituents and talking through issues. When Harvard Law professor Elizabeth Warren entered the race in September, Conroy said, her candidacy gave the other individuals already in the race “a lot of pause” and caused them “to reevaluate the …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Joseph Nolan briefly announced his bid at a Monday night Board of Selectmen's meeting, but made a more formal announcement Tuesday afternoon.
Joseph Nolan, a third-term Wayland Board of Selectmen member, has announced his intention to run as a Democratic candidate for the 13th Middlesex District seat in the November 2012 Massachusetts house elections. Nolan, a lifelong resident of Wayland, said the "tipping point" in his decision to run for the seat came with the "substantive redistricting of this seat" by the legislature in November. The district, which is currently comprised of Wayland, Sudbury and Lincoln, will lose one Wayland precinct and the Town of Lincoln altogether and will pick up a precinct in Framingham and three precincts in Marlborough. "Much of the Middlesex 13th is now new to the district," Nolan said in a press release announcing his candidacy. "These new …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Wayland Board of Selectmen member Joe Nolan announced Monday night he intends to run for the 13th Middlesex District representative’s seat currently held by Tom Conroy (D-Wayland).
Wayland Board of Selectmen member Joe Nolan announced Monday night he intends to run for the 13th Middlesex District representative’s seat currently held by Tom Conroy (D-Wayland). Conroy is in the midst of democratic primary run for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Scott Brown. Under redistricting, whom ever wins the 13th Middlesex District representative seat would also represent Precinct 3 in Framingham (Saxonville area.) Nolan said in the Board of Selectmen’s meeting simply that he intended to run, but offered no further details. Nolan told Patch that he anticipates scheduling a kick-off speech in the coming weeks. The Massachusetts House of Representatives election will take place on Nov. 6, 2012.