Friday, February 15, 2013
Citing the short turn-around time, inclement weather, and another Republican joining the race, Fetherston said he has chosen to support the candidacy of Michael Sullivan of Abington.
Jon Fetherston of Ashland said he has ceased obtaining the 10,000 certified signatures to be on the special election Republican primary ballot in April to be your next United States Senator. Citing the short turn-around time, inclement weather, and another Republican candidate joining the race, Fetherston said he chose to do what is best for his supporters and Massachusetts, by fully supporting the candidacy of Michael Sullivan of Abington. After conferring with several of Sullivan’s campaign leaders, Fetherston said in a press release he is asking all his supporters to help Sullivan obtain the required 10,000 certified signatures to be on the April 30 Republican primary ballot. "Sullivan is the most qualified Republican candidate running …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Winslow, now joins Ashland Republican Jon Fetherston and a former Nantucket Selectman on the Republican side.
Wednesday, February 13
Republican State Representative Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk) announced officially last week he is running for U.S. Senate. Winslow represents the 9th Norfolk District, consisting of the towns of Norfolk, Plainville and Wrentham, along with Precincts 3 and 4 in Medfield, Precinct 1 in Millis and Precinct 5 in Walpole. Winslow is the second Republican to declare his candidacy. Former Ashland Board of Selectmen Chair Jon Fetherston announced last week he was running. 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. Another Republican, former Nantucket selectman and county …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
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…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
State Rep. Tom Sannicandro won all six of the Framingham precincts in the 7th Middlesex District plus the community of Ashland to win re-election.
State Rep. Tom Sannicandro (D-Ashland) won all six of the Framingham precincts in the 7th Middlesex District and every precinct in Ashland to defeat his Republican challenger Jon Fetherston. Framingham Patch first reported the win Tuesday night before 9:30. Fetherston, the former chair of the Ashland Board of Selectmen, didn't even reach 100 votes in two of the six precincts in Framingham. Framingham results are unofficial, as the Framingham Town Clerk's office has some issues with some machines at the polling places, due to thickness and width of the ballots. Because of those issues the Town Clerk's office was hand counting and will continue to hand count this morning. Unofficially in Framingham Precinct 8: Sannicandro 1,268; Fetherston …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Rep. Tom Sannicandro is being challenged by Republican Jon Fetherston for the 7th Middlesex District seat.
State Represenattive Tom Sannicandro (D-Ashland) is being challenged for his seat by former Ashland Board of Selectmen Chair Jon Fetherston, a Republican. The 7th Middlesex District, consists of Ashland and six of Framingham's 18 precincts. The district has been redrawn this year, due to redistricting. The Framingham precincts in the new district include 8, 13, 14, 16, 17 and 18. Editor's Note: I live in town and would vote in Precinct 15. Framingham Patch asked the two candidates to answer 6-8 questions and to provide some background information for voters. The answers to the questions are below. (Answers are alphabetical with Fetherston appearing first.) Each candidates' background information is below. (Sannicandro's responses appear …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Fetherston: "“Small business is the backbone of Ashland and Framingham and I want to ensure that all small business owners know they have my ear and my support."
Submitted by the Committee to Elect Jon Fetherston: Team Fetherston has a rolling truck tour planned for Thursday Nov. 1 and Friday Nov. 2. The tour is planned for both days from noon to 9 p.m. The two “famous” Jon Fetherston election trucks will be visiting local small business owners and dining establishments throughout Ashland and Framingham (7th Middlesex district). With days just left before the election Team Fetherston is reaching out to the small business owners and their customers to show Fetherston’s commitment to small business owners. “Small business is the backbone of Ashland and Framingham and I want to ensure that all small business owners know they have my ear and my support. I want every small business owner to have my …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Framingham Taxpayers' Association: "Jon Fetherston will better serve the interests of the taxpayers and the economy."
Monday, October 29, 2012
The Framingham Taxpayers’ Association (“FTPA”) has endorsed Jon A. Fetherston in his election bid for state representative from the 7th Middlesex District. The district is comprised of Ashland and parts of Framingham. The FTPA is a non-partisan group of Framingham taxpayers dedicated to cost-effective fiscally responsible government. Enzo Rotatori, chairman of the FTPA, said the group endorsed Fetherston, because of his success in holding the line on increased taxes while serving on the Ashland Board of Selectmen and his availability to the people of Framingham and Ashland. “Taxpayers need people like Jon Fetherston in the state legislature to protect taxpayers and fight for fiscal responsible state government. While on the Board of …
Friday, October 26, 2012
State Rep. Tom Sannicandro (D-Ashland) is being challenged for his seat by former Ashland Board of Selectmen Jon Fetherston, a Republican; the seat represents the Ashland and 6 precincts in Framingham.
In what is likely to be the only meeting of the two candidates for the 7th Middlesex District, State Rep. Tom Sannicandro (D-Ashland) and former Ashland Board of Selectmen Jon Fetherston, a Republican, discussed their views at a forum, sponsored by the Framingham Coalition, at Wilson Elementary School Wednesday night. The 7th Middlesex District consists of the Town of Ashland and precincts 8, 13, 14, 16, 17 and 18 in Framingham. Framingham has three state representatives. Audience members were asked to put questions for the candidates on index cards and place them in a basket. Coalition members then sorted the questions and decided which ones to ask the two Ashland residents and candidates. More than half of the questions focused on …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Citizens for Limited Taxation is endorsing Jon Fetherston for state representative in the 7th Middlesex District over incumbent Tom Sannicandro.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Submitted by the Committee to Elect Jon Fetherston: Jon A. Fetherston has won the endorsement of Citizens For Limited Taxation’s 2½ Political Action Committee, in his election bid for state representative from the 7th Middlesex District. Editor's Note: The district represents Ashland and 6 of Framingham's 18 precincts. CLT’S 2 ½ PAC, the political arm of Citizens for Limited Taxation, was originally created to support candidates who would defend Proposition 2 ½ in the State Legislature. It now endorses candidates who support taxpayers on a variety of issues, and uses the CLT Legislative rating to identify pro-taxpayer legislators. Francis J. Faulkner, executive director of the PAC, said the group endorsed Fetherston based on his strong …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Shulman: "The sponsors of a debate cannot be considered non-partisan while actively supporting one of the candidates with their time and their money."
It seems to me that candidates who focus incessantly on manufactured issues about their opponent also choose to avoid discussing their own record and affiliations. We see that in other campaigns up and down the ballot, but we have a striking example of this deflection technique right here in the 7th Middlesex House District (Ashland and part of Framingham). The non-partisan Framingham Coalition/Community Connections, which annually sponsors Candidates Nights, is hosting such a forum for State Rep. Tom Sannicandro and Republican challenger Jon Fetherston. Voters are invited to meet the candidates in person and hear their views, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Wilson Elementary School. Access Framingham coverage is planned. On the …