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Candidates for State Representative: 1st Worcester

 

 

 

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro Traditional
Family
(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes


Kim Ferguson
REPUBLICAN

 
YES
YES
YES
YES
 

Candidates for State Representative:    2nd Worcester

 

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro Traditional
Family
(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes

Garrett Shetrawski
REPUBLICAN

  YES   YES    

(2) Second Amendment: Does not support any further gun restrictions, and many of the restrictions now need to be looked at again (for repeal).
(4) Wants to cut the income tax, the sales tax & recognizes that Bacon Hill has a spending problem that needs to stop
According to the Daily Collegian, he'll earn 15 college credits for taking the Fall off to run for office....hmm.

WALL OF SHAME NOMINEE FOR FLIP-FLOPPING
Jonny 'Taxes' Zlotnick

Jonathan David Zlotnik
Gardner
DEMOCRAT

pinochioawardPinochio Warning

NO Concern Noted NO NO NO NO

EDITOR'S NOTE:
HE'S A LIAR.

 

REP. JONATHAN ZLOTNICK, who RAN ON A PROMISE TO NOT INCREASE TAXES, VOTED EXACTLY AS HE WAS TOLD TO VOTE BY HIS NEW BOSSES....he voted for a $500+ million tax increase approx. 8 short months into his term. TRULY UNTRUSTWORTHY. Deserves to get kicked to the curb.

(2) Voted Against H.4278, Voted For H.4376/4285

(6) NO for Pro-Life: Endorsed by NARAL

(1, 6) NO for limited govt' and NO for pro-life: Voted on 7/23/2014 for S.2283 to impose severe fines and severely restrict 1st amendment rights.

Voted to send one of the Lyons/Lombardo in-state tuition amendments to study, voted to defeat the Lombardo amendment Prohibiting Local Aid to Sanctuary Cities (Defeated on a partisan vote)

 

Candidates for State Representative:   3rd Worcester

 

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro Traditional
Family
(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes
DiNatle
Stephen L. DiNatale (D)
NO
YES*
NO
NO
NO
NO

Unopposed in 2008, 2010, 2012.

(2) 2012 "A+" rating from GOAL but, voted for H4376/4285, so concern noted.

(3) NO for enforcing immigration laws. Voted for (H55.28S1885.241 and voted the wrong way on two of the Lyons/Lombardo immigration amendments.

(6) NO on life: “Despite prior positions, FLIPPED, and voted for Buffer Zone final bill July 29, 2014.”

Candidates for State Representative:    4th Worcester

 

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro Traditional
Family
(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes

Rosa
Dennis A. Rosa (D)
NO
Mixed
 

NO

F- grade

 

 
YES

 

(2) 2012 "B" rating from GOAL.

(4) F- grade from Mass Fiscal ScoreCard and CLT.

Candidates for State Representative:    5th Worcester

 

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro Traditional
Family
(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes

 

Stephen J. Comtois, II
R
- Brookfield

lost primary

           

Chairman of the Brookfield Board of Selectmen

Note: Campaign Treasurer is Establishment State Committeewoman Janet Garon


Jennifer Gaucher
R-
Spencer

 

lost primary

YES YES YES YES    

Former Selectwoman from Spencer

Ratings based on website and campaing postings to date.

(2) YES Second Amendment: "The 2nd Amendment rights of our citizens must be protected."

(4) YES Keep Taxes Low: "I will work to eliminate burdensome taxation, starting with Governor Patrick's new gasoline tax. "

Class A, License to Carry Firearms.
Add Dark Forest Green

(1) Limited Government: I will fight to stop any legislation that violates our Constitutional rights in any way.  I do not want the federal Common Core centralized education standards to erode our local education standards.  GOVERNMENT is too big. It has become an invasive, intrusive impediment to our Freedom, our prosperity and our success. The encroachment and expansion of government is the antithesis of Freedom. Like an octopus, its tentacles reach into our healthcare, into our education, into our bedrooms, into our businesses, into our gas tanks and into our wallets!  As a landscaper, I want to aggressively prune back Government like I prune back out of control bushes and shrubs.

Matthew Castriotta
(D-5th Worcester)
NO Leaning NO NO NO NO

(2) Second Amendment: Respect sportsmen's concerns and enforce existing gun laws
(2) NO for Limited Government, Immigration, Keep Taxes Low, Pro-Family & Pro-Life: By virtue of his endorsements from Mass Alliance, Anne Gobi & Steve Brewer


Donald Berthiaume
R-Spencer,

YES YES YES YES YES YES

Veteran
Former Spencer Selectman

(2) YES for Second Amendment: 98% from GOAL
(3) YES for Enforce Immigration Laws: Berthiaume wants to end benefits for illegal aliens and suggested he might propose legislation to try to stop benefits from being paid to illegal aliens.
Add Solid Light, Bright Green YES for Keep Taxes Low: One imperfection on an otherwise strong body of work

(4) Endorsed by CLT,
Supports reducing the sales tax and repealing the automatic gas tax,
Recognizes that Massachusetts needs to create a climate where regulations and taxes do not hamper businesses that create jobs
Helped control annual spending growth in Spencer as a Selectman, annual spending only increased by ~15% cumulative from 2008 to 2013
We do wish he had not said, “We have to ask for an override, let’s not beat around the bush” at a March selectman’s meeting
(5) YES for Pro-Family: 96% from Mass Family Institute’s VoteValues Questionnaire
(6) YES for Pro-Life: MCFL Rated Pro-Life, Perfect Score on MCFL Questionnaire

Candidates for State Representative:    6th Worcester

 

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro Traditional
Family
(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes
Karen Spiewak
Demcorat
unclear unclear unclear unclear unclear unclear

Appears to be a liberal liberal with endorsements from liberals...

Yellow UNCLEAR Rating Across the Board based on her superficial stands on the issues.

 

Peter Durant (R)

YES
YES
 
YES*
YES
YES

 

(2) 2012 "A" rating from GOAL.

(4) 90% rating from Mass Fiscal Scorecard 2014 (and falling....) Durant served in Spencer’s town government from 1999 to 2011 as a member of its Finance Committee & as a Selectman and in that time, Spencer’s annual spending increased by 70%. In addition, Durant’s MassFiscalScorecard Rating declined from 97% in May to 90% in September

(6) Pro-Life: Endorsed by MCFL

 

Candidates for State Representative:    7th Worcester

 

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro Traditional
Family
(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes

Terry Burke Dotson
Democrat

unclear unclear unclear unclear unclear unclear

Told the Blackstone Valley Tribune that we must pass Glass/Seagal act now, or our country will go into financial ruin. Liz (the fake indian) Warren is a proponent of this they reported.

Frost
Paul K. Frost (R)
YES
YES
YES
YES*
YES

 

(1)
(2) 2012 "A+" rating from GOAL.
(3)
(4) See CLT ratings and sales/meals tax votes.
However, downgraded as he Refused to rise for a roll call vote regarding the supplemental budget to fund the government to start Fiscal year 2015.
(5)
(6) See NARAL ratings.

Candidates for State Representative:    8th Worcester

 

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro Traditional
Family
(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes

Joseph Hall
Democrat

unclear unclear unclear unclear unclear unclear

Yellow UNCLEAR Rating Across the Board based on his superficial campaign rhetoric and efforts to portray Kevin Kuros as a political insider.

Kuros

Kevin J. Kuros (R)

WEBSITE

YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES

(2) 2012 "100%" rating from GOAL.

Kevin Kuros HAS SIGNED THE CLT NO TAX INCREASE PLEDGE. 
HE will bring a strong local government perspective to the State House, as a vocal opponent of the revenue sharing between Beacon Hill and the cities and towns of the Commonwealth."  See Herald Article... Local Official Criticizes Governor's Fiscal Policy.

Candidates for State Representative:    9th Worcester Grafton, Northbridge, and Upton.

OPEN SEAT WITH GEORGE PETERSON RETIRING

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro Traditional
Family

(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes

.

Marty Green
Democrat

concern noted NO unclear concern noted NO NO

Marty Green (D-9th Worcester)
(2) NO for Second Amendment-Supports DeLeo’s Gun Control Bill

See his superficial campaign claims and talking points.

(6) NO for Pro-Life: Endorsed by NARAL

Note: Endorsed by ultra-left-wing Congressman James McGovern

WON 2014 REPUBLICAN PRIMARY

David K. Muradian, Jr.
Republican

under review
YES
under review under review under review under review

Rep. George Peterson’s Chief of Staff

Member of GOAL.

George Peterson’s Chief of Staff & hand-picked successor David Muradian (9th Worcester)
George Peterson is the House Assistant Minority Leader and is retiring from service this year.  Thus far, he's running off the Peterson legacy, and running a content-free campaign hence the YELLOW UNDER REVIEW Ratings for everything except Second Amendment. Voters would most likely appreciated some comments on Taxes.

Lost 2014 Republican Primary

Shawn Craig
Republican

YES
YES
YES
YES
   

From website:
"More recently, registry fees have been increased by 20%.  What is even more bothersome is that the state has a revenue surplus.  Shawn will support rolling back the sales tax to 5% and repealing the gas tax being linked to inflation."

Former Marine Corps Veteran, Member of the Upton Finance Committee, Endorsed Small Business Bill of Rights, urged passage of the Welfare Reform Bill and so far is the only candidate to sign the No New Taxes Pledge.

YES for Second Amendment: His response to the recent gun-grab by Speaker DeLeo.

(3) Immigration: His 6 Point Proposal to stop the recent illegal alien influx

(2) Notes: Opposed H.4278, the revised version of H.4121, endorsed by SADA’s Chris Pinto and by Jim Lyons, Marc Lombardo & Steve Aylward

Candidates for State Representative:    10th Worcester

 

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro Traditional
Family
(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes

Won 2014 Republican Primary

Mark W. Reil, Jr.
R-

   
YES
YES
   

Mendon Selectman

 

AGAINST AUTOMATIC TAX INCREASES.

(2,3) Enforce Immigration Laws & Keep Taxes Low: Save and create jobs with lower taxes, reform the broken EBT system, end taxpayer benefits for illegal immigrants.

Lost 2014 Republican Primary

Christopher T. Kivior
R-

YES  
YES
YES
YES YES

(3) Against spending of $2 billion (and growing) on illegal aliens.

From WEBSITE: 9/7/2014:
"Common sense changes that I'd try to implement​​:
- Proof of residency for social benefits
- Photo I.D required on EBT cards
-​​​ Valid SSN required for social benefits
- Drug test for welfare recipients
- Further restrictions on EBT cards

- End EBT cash benefits

After all, one should not feel 100% comfortable on welfare. Rather, it should be enough for them to buy NECESSARY/ESSENTIAL food items and pay NECESSARY/ESSENTIAL bills. At the same time the accumulative amount of these programs should be small enough that people want to seek a higher revenue/income source.​​

​​I am a firm believer in transitional assistance during the period of unemployment to another job. Our state must work to provide the dignity of a job to those depending on social benefits.

"MY VALUES"

Family comes first. 
Integrity matters.
Justice should prevail. 
Service above self. 
Honesty is a given. 
Humility is a gift.  

Limited Government, Pro-Family and Pro-Life based on his answers to Mass Family’s VoteValues Questionnaire 2014


Fernandes
John V. Fernandes (D
)
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO

(1)
(2) 2012 Goal Endorsed A rating but in 2014, caved: 2014 gun vote for 4278. No opposition to DeLeo's gun grab H4121.
(3)
(4) See CLT ratings and sales/meals tax votes.
(5)
(6) See NARAL ratings.

(3)
Voted to send the Lyons/Lombardo in-state tuition amendments to study, voted to defeat the Lombardo amendment Prohibiting Local Aid to Sanctuary Cities (Defeated on a partisan vote)
Previous Pro-Life Rating: Reddish Mixed, Recommend RED NO, voted for S.2283, the New Buffer Zone Law

Candidates for State Representative:    11th Worcester

 

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro Traditional
Family
(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes


Matt Beaton (R)

\WEBSITE

 
under review
 
YES*
 
YES

 

(2) 2012 Goal Endorsed A+ rating. Came out strong at GOAL rally against H4121 2014 DeLeo gun grabbing bill. Offered multiple H4278, but then withdew all. Under review.

(4) : Endorsed by CLT in his first run for State Rep in 2010, 98% MassFiscalScorecard but endorsed Shrewsbury’s 2014 Prop 2.5 Override.

 

(6) YES for Pro-Life: Endorsed by MCFL

Candidates for State Representative:    12th Worcester

 

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro Traditional
Family
(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes

Brad Wyatt
Republican

YES YES YES YES    

in his fifth year on the Boylston School Board and Berlin-Boylston Regional School Committee

CLICK TO READ CANDIDATE'S QUESTIONNAIRE


Naughton
Harold P. Naughton, Jr.

DEMOCRAT

 

NO

NO!!!

Proposed legislation which is akin to pre-WWII NAZI Germany.

ran a 'listening tour' in 2013 about guns to self-promote his now aborted run for Atty. General.

Danger Danger Will Robinson

 

NO

 

NO

F- grade

Horrific!

 

NO

 

NO

Raising taxes since 1995. Sharp talker, friendly smile..

(2) 2012 Goal Endorsed A+ rating HOWEVER, He ran a "listening tour (2013) around the state of Mass, mostly at inconvenient times and places to 'get input' on gun laws in Mass, and his public comments to the press indicate this guy might be out to change our laws, restrict our laws...VERY CONCERNED. The last time the state did such a 'listening tour' they SHUT DOWN a very productive and popular homeowner's program run by the Department of Conservation and Resources. YOU CANNOT TRUST ANYTHING DEVAL HAS HIS HANDS INTO: There is no tax he doesn't like, and NO law he doesn't want to enact, and NO gun he doesn't want to take away, and NAUGHTON is floating a 2014 high-profile Lt. Gov. run, and has been sounding very EXTREMIST gun control....just like Deval.....TAKE CAUTION. MANY reasons to bounce this guy out of office, not encourage a higher office. No balance seen here...- editor June 2013.

3. NO for Enforce Immigration Laws: Supported Jamie Eldridge’s S.1135 bill.

4. Got a F- Rating from CLT. Big taxer.

(6) Not pro-life. Appears extremist against anyone who would seek to provide women with resources and/or a reflection period in an attempt to support and protect the life of an unborn child.

(1, 6) NO for limited govt' and NO for pro-life: Voted on 7/23/2014 for S.2283 to impose severe fines and severely restrict 1st amendment rights.

Candidates for State Representative:    13th Worcester

 

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro Traditional
Family
(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes


Jacqui Kostas
R

YES YES YES YES     See Video By /


Mahoney
John Mahoney (D)

NO
NO
NO

NO

F- grade

Horrific!

NO
NO

 

Elected 2012 to open seat.

2012 DID NOT RESPOND TO GOAL SURVEY REQUEST. 2014 gun vote for 4278. No opposition to DeLeo's gun grab H4121.

(3) NO for Enforce Immigration Laws: Voted against Secure Communities
(4) NO for Keep Taxes Low: 10% Rating by MassFiscalScorecard
(5) NO Pro-Family: Mahoney Co-Sponsored the Bathroom Bill
(6) NO Pro-Life: Mahoney is Pro-Choice according to NARAL

(1, 6) NO for limited govt' and NO for pro-life: Voted on 7/23/2014 for S.2283 to impose severe fines and severely restrict 1st amendment rights.

Candidates for State Representative:    14th Worcester

 

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro Traditional
Family
(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes

ODay
James J. O'Day (D)
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO

(1) NO 2013 Endorsement by Mass Alliance
(2) 2012 "F" rating from GOAL. 2014 gun vote for 4278. No opposition to DeLeo's gun grab H4121.
(3) Voted to kill bill that would have stopped the flow of taxpayer money to illegals!
(4) See CLT ratings and sales/meals tax votes.
(5) See Gay Marriage votes. All gay, all the time voter.
(6) See NARAL ratings.

(1, 6) NO for limited govt' and NO for pro-life: Voted on 7/23/2014 for S.2283 to impose severe fines and severely restrict 1st amendment rights.

Candidates for State Representative:    15th Worcester

 

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro Traditional
Family
(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes

 

Mary Keefe
DEMOCRAT

NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO

Elected 2012 to open seat.

(1) NO for Limited Government: Endorsed by Mass Alliance (Umbrella Group of left-wing organizations which includes the Democratic Socialists of America as one of its member groups)

(2) 2014 gun vote for 4278. No opposition to DeLeo's gun grab H4121.


(3) NO for Enforce Immigration Laws: Co-Sponsored S.1135
(4) NO for Keep Taxes Low MassFiscal Scorecard rating of 10%, as he voted to RAISE SPENDING and taxes 90% of the time.
(5) NO for Pro-Family: Endorsed by MassEquality
(6) NO for Pro-Life: Endorsed by Planned Parenthood & NARAL

(1, 6) NO for limited govt' and NO for pro-life: Voted on 7/23/2014 for S.2283 to impose severe fines and severely restrict 1st amendment rights.

Candidates for State Representative:    16th Worcester

 

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro Traditional
Family
(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes

Dan Donahue
DEMOCRAT

NO
NO NO

NO
F- Grade
Horrific

NO
NO

Ran against Latino Republican, single mother and nure Carol Claros in 2013.

Dan says he is a firm believer that small businesses are the backbone of Worcester, which is ironic because he is another creature of government & politics (Former Community Outreach Worker for the Juvenile Public Defenders office in Worcester and staffer for Worcester Mayor Joe Petty) who does not appear to have worked in the Dreaded Private Sector.  He votes against the taxpayer, saddling future generations with excessive bonding for pet projects. Friendly guy who Democrat families kindly flock to, blinded to his votes against them. Typical.

(4) NO for Keep Taxes Low: 17% according to MassFiscalScorecard

NO for Pro-Life: Endorsed by Planned Parenthood and NARAL

NO Rating for Enforce Immigration Laws: By virtue of his endorsement by Mass Alliance as five SEIU locals are members of Mass Alliance, as well as the Coalition for New American Voters, an affiliate of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition
NO Rating for Pro-Family: By virtue of his endorsement by Mass Alliance as MassEquality and the Massachusetts Gay & Lesbian Political Caucus are members of Mass Alliance

(1, 6) NO for limited govt' and NO for pro-life: Voted on 7/23/2014 for S.2283 to impose severe fines and severely restrict 1st amendment rights.

Candidates for State Representative:    17th Worcester

Town of Leicester and the city of Worcester, Wards 7 & 8: Precincts 2, 3, 4.

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro Traditional
Family
(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes

Kate Campanale

            Former aide to Peter Durant and Volunteer Coordinator for the Mike Sullivan campaign. 

 

 

 

Doug Belanger

    NO NO NO NO

Leicester Selectman


(3) NO for Immigration: SEIU Loves Belanger
(4) NO for Keep Taxes Low: By Virtue of his Endorsements from M.O.S.E.S (which supports the “Green Budget” and gas tax increases and opposed OPEB Reform) and other big unions
(5) NO for Pro-Family: Rejects repealing same sex marriage
(6) NO for Pro-Life: NARAL likes Belanger, Rated Anti-Life by MCFL

 

 

Moses Dixon

Lost primary

NO NO NO NO NO NO

Aide to left wing Rep. Mary Keefe and carpetbagger from South Carolina.

Photo of him with Harry Reid, or we could have added his picture with McGovern, or one with Markey.  Left-Wing State Representatives Mary Keefe & Paul Schmid endorsed Dixon, also supported by left wing Rep Brian Mannal.

Extreme concern noted at this time. He will be a RUBBER STAMP FOR INCREASED TAXES AND REGULATIONS ON WORKING FAMILIES.

Died at age 67 in August of 2014 after serving 28 years in the state house.

Binienda
John J. Binienda (D)

NO
NO
NO
NO

You can blame this guy for your sales, meals, and all other taxes.

Adding him to the Wall of Shame for his remarks comparing a proposal requiring State House lobbyists to wear identification badges to the tattoos branded on Holocaust victims.  He only appears to be sorry that he was caught making those remarks

We need a new photo of this guy. He's been in since 1987.


House leader apologizes for Holocaust remarks
Badge analogy ‘inappropriate’
July 01, 2011|By Noah Bierman, Globe Staff
A powerful Massachusetts state representative apologized yesterday for comparing a proposal requiring State House lobbyists to wear identification badges to the tattoos branded on Holocaust victims. Representative John J. Binienda, a Worcester Democrat who has served in the Legislature since 1987, said he made an “inappropriate analogy’’ when he criticized the badge proposal. “No comparison can be made between the Nazi regime and a rules proposal made by members in good faith,’’ he said in a statement yesterday. “I apologize to the sponsors, as well as the people of Massachusetts for my words.’’

Candidates for State Representative:    18th Worcester

Webster, Sutton, Douglas, and 1/3 of Oxford, in Southern Worcester County

OPEN SEAT 2014
FATTMAN IS RUNNING FOR SENATE

constitution
Llimited govt
(1)

guns
Pro 2nd Amendment
(2)

immigration
Enforce Immigration Laws
(3)

taxes
Keep Taxes Low
(4)

family
Pro Traditional
Family
(5)

life
Pro-Life

(6)

candidate
Candidate Statement
and
Rating Notes

Winner 2014 Republican Primary

Joe McKenna
Republican - Webster

Concern Noted Under Review Concern Noted Concern Noted NO* NO*

Yes for Second Amendment: Proud 2A Supporter and gun owner.   He feels that most gun control measures do nothing to prevent crime.

 

On 'social issues', again ducked them on TV, said they are 'settled'. Social Issues (Pro-Life & Pro-Family) because he said that social issues were settled law (8:50-9:00). We have to say he doesn't appear to stand firmly for much. Awaiting info...

Lost 2014 Republican Primary
a
Jesse Limanek
REPUBLICAN
Sutton

YES YES YES YES YES YES

Ratings are based on candidate's questionnaire submission at this time.

Member of Sutton School Committee since 2009.

Youth Baseball League coach past 7 years.
Newspaper link.

he took CLT’s No New Taxes pledge and his questionnaire answers from the Yankee Shopper, Mass Family, CLT, Mass Fiscal, GOAL and the NRA.
Epitomizes Conservative Values and Integrity in Action as he exposed the Sutton RTC’s proxy-voting vote-stuffing efforts on behalf of Charlie Baker.

Lost primary

David Cortese
Democrat - Douglas

             

Lost primary

Brenda Ennis
Democrat - Oxford

             

 

Mark Dowgiewicz
Democrat - Webster

NO YES   NO Leaning YES

(2) YES on Second Amendment: 100% from GOAL
(1, 4) NO for Limited Government & Keep Taxes Low: Endorsed by the Retired State, County and Municipal Employees Association of Massachusetts, does not support reducing the sales tax back to 5%.  At least he does not support the automatic gas tax.
(5) Leaning for Pro-Family: His answers to the VoteValues Questionnaire
(6) Yes for Pro-Life: MCFL Rated Pro-Life

 

DID WE GET A RATING WRONG?
Well, with incumbents, VOTES speak loud, but with "challengers",
picking through the mud can get murky at times.
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