34th Middlesex State Representative Candidate Endorsement Process

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34th Middlesex State Representative Candidate Endorsement Process

 

Earlier this year State Representative Carl Sciortino left the State House to become Executive Director of the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts creating an open seat for the 34th Middlesex (MI) district which includes Somerville Ward 4 and Ward 7 and Medford (Ward 4, Ward 5, Ward 7: Precinct 1, and Ward 8: Precinct 2) 

 

The Progressive Democrats of Somerville (PDS) formed a coalition of local grassroots organizations with our colleagues at Medford for MA (MfM) and Cambridge-Somerville for Change (CSfC) (Progressive Massachusetts Affiliates) to organize a forum on June 29, 2014 where members of the public could hear directly from the candidates for office.  The forum was filmed and posted in several parts divided by topic.  You can

view the Candidate Forum video online. 

 

The three organizations also prepared a questionnaire asking the candidates’ views on the important issues facing the district and the state.

 

Candidates were invited to seek the endorsement of our organizations.  We invite our members to vote on their endorsement.  The link to the online ballot will be sent to members via email.  You can use the answers to the questionnaires and the video of the forum to help you make your decision about who to endorse.

 

Four Democrats are running for this seat in the Primary on September 9.  An independent candidate will be on the ballot on November 4 along with the winner of the Democratic Primary.  There are no Republicans running for the seat.  All candidates were invited to participate.  Two candidates submitted questionnaires and attended the forum.

 

 Christine Barber: Questionnaire, seeking endorsement

 

 Sharon Guzik: Questionnaire, seeking endorsement

 

 

 Erin DiBenedetto: Did not participate

 Craig Rourke: Did not participate