MASSACHUSETTS : OUR LEGISLATIVE ENDORSEMENTS IN TUESDAY’s PRIMARY

SHEPHERD

^^ a committed environmentalist and a Republican : Andrew J. Shepherd is our choice to be the new 1st Middlesex State Rep, a seat now held by Sheila C. Harrington.

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Our preference with lawmakers is for moderate reformers, people who will exercise a trial juror’s judgement rather than for ideologues who are on a mission regardless of such facts as may not conform. That said, we also like Governor Baker’s great line, that “when there’s more than one opinion in a room, you might learn something.”

In that spirit, we make the following endorsements for the Massachusetts House and Senate :

State Representative, Democratic :

7th Essex, DOMINGO DOMINGUEZ

8th Essex, POLLY TITCOMB, TRISTAN SMITH

11th Hampden, BUD L. WILLIAMS

9th Middlesex THOMAS M. STANLEY

14th Middlesex, SIMON CATALDO

16th Middlesex District, RODNEY M. ELLIOTT

35th Middlesex District, PAUL J. DONATO

5th Suffolk, DANIELSON TAVARES

6th Suffolk, RUSSELL E. HOLMES

11th Suffolk, JUDITH GARCIA

15th Suffolk, ROXANNE LONGORIA

State Representative, Republican :

1st Middlesex, ANDREW J. SHEPHERD

State Senator, Democratic :

3rd Essex : JOAN B. LOVELY

1st Hampshire : SYDNEY LEVIN-EPSTEIN

Norfolk, Bristol & Plymouth : WALTER F. TIMILTY

1st Worcester : JOSEPH M PETTY

State Senate, Republican :

1sst Plymouth & Norfolk, PATRICK O’CONNOR