At a kickoff celebration, on June 7, 2018, Westford resident, Kathy Lynch, officially announced her campaign for State Representative in the 2nd Middlesex District. The district includes Westford, Littleton, and precincts 5,7 and 8 of Chelmsford. With encouragement from colleagues and supporters, Lynch decided it was best for the voters of the district to have a choice at the ballot box on November 6, 2018.
At her kickoff event, Lynch shared that she grew up on Long Island. “Don’t hold it against me,” she quipped. She was the youngest of five children – the “baby” of the family. “You would never know it with hair like this,” she joked while tugging at her gray hair. Altogether, she and her husband, John, have lived in Massachusetts for fifteen years. As a mother of two very active teenagers attending the Westford Public Schools, Lynch sees the importance of quality education and healthy communities. “The children need balance – academically, socially, and physically,” said Lynch.
With years of experience working in the federal government, private industry, small business, and volunteering within the community, Lynch understands the world of work and wants to support strong, local businesses. “Many small businesses are thwarted in their tracks with upfront expenses, regulations, licensing, taxes, permitting, insurance and competition from big business. Yet, small business has the unique capacity to reach innovative, niche markets that our district needs,” says Lynch.
Lynch considers herself a true patriot stating, “My Dad and other relatives have served in the military in order to defend America’s freedoms. As a legislator, I will uphold American principles set forth by our forefathers in the Constitution and other founding documents. I will demand transparent, public access for every legislative vote. The voters in this district deserve that. Additionally, I will vote against excessive, burdensome taxes while directing more of our tax dollars to local aid.”
In a long but exciting day, Westford delegates joined delegates from across the state to pick their favorites among the candidates running for State Office. Members of the Westford Republican Town Committee as well as several town Republicans served as delegates. The event provided opportunities to meet fellow Republicans throughout the state while supporting those on the campaign trail.
Those winning endorsement by the Massachusetts Republican Party included:
Charlie Baker – Governor, Karyn Polito – Lieutenant Governor, Geoff Diehl – Senate, Jay McMahon – Attorney General, Anthony Amore – Secretary, Helen Brady – Auditor, and Keiko Orrall – Treasurer. To be on the ballot for Republican Primary Elections, candidates needed 15% of the vote. Though not endorsed by the majority of Convention delegates, the following candidates will be included on the Primary ballot: Scott Lively – Governor, Dan Shores – Attorney General, Beth Lindstrom and John Kingston – Senate.
Mark your calendars for the State Primaries on Tuesday, September 4 and the State Election on Tuesday, November 6.
Nominations papers are being signed throughout the state for various state positions. The campaign year is revving up. The MA Republican State Convention is set for April 28th 2018. Westford is sending 16 delegates to the convention with the intent to bring the very best candidates forward to the Primary Elections in November.
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The Westford Republican Town Committee held a Caucus on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the Cameron Senior Center, 20 Pleasant St., Westford, MA at 10:30am to elect delegates to the 2018 Massachusetts Republican Convention which will be held at the DCU Center in Worcester on April 28, 2018. Official members of the Westford Republican Town Committee were the only eligible voters to elect the delegates for the Convention but any registered Republican (registered by December 31, 2017) was able to run for a delegate spot.
The Convention’s primary role is to endorse statewide candidates for nomination ahead of the state primary election in September 2018. Republican candidates seeking endorsement are for the offices of:
At the State Convention, candidates must attain 15% of the delegates’ vote on any ballot in order to qualify for ballot access for the state primary election.