Massachusetts State Senate

1st Worcester District (Berlin, Bolton, Boylston, Northborough, West Boylston and Worcester.)

The Candidates

Robyn Kennedy (D) Worcester 
Lisa Mair (I) Worcester

Lisa Mair – Independent Running for State Senate

Lisa Mair is an Independent running for State Senate in the 1st Worcester District. She was energized by the Bernie Sanders campaign but left the Democrats over the way he was treated and their support of the lockdowns. Something she opposed. Health care is her top priority. She is against the Defund movement and as a small businesses owner wants to roll back regulations to help keep and attract business to the state. lisaformasenate.com

Candidates Forum

Candidate Forum for the Massachusetts State Senate First Worcester District seat (Worcester, Berlin, Boylston, Northborough, West Boylston). Held mere days before the Sept. 6 Primary Election, this forum featured JOE PETTY and ROBYN KENNEDY with a mutual goal to inform voters of their platforms and how they plan to make the Senate District and the City of Worcester a better place to live, work, own a business, go to school and to visit. Thanks to The Willows (Salmon Health and Retirement) for their hospitality.

Candidate Forum State Senate First Worcester District

Held mere days before the Sept. 6 Primary Election, this forum will allow JOE PETTY and ROBYN KENNEDY to meet, greet and inform voters of their platforms and how they plan to make the Senate District and the City of Worcester a better place to live, work, own a business, go to school and to visit.

Interest in this forum is expected to be high so it also will be live streamed at www.radioworcester.com

Robyn Kennedy on Stepping Down at the YMCA

State Senate candidate Robyn Kennedy stopped by the studio to talk about her decision to step down from her job at the YWCA to devote all her time to campaigning. She spoke with us about housing and strengthening laws in the wake of the overturning of Roe v Wade. She said priorities, what she will be focusing on if sent to Beacon Hill, is what sets her apart from her opponent.

Interviews with Joe Petty and Robyn Kennedy

State Senate candidates Joe Petty and Robyn Kennedy stopped by Talk of the Commonwealth to talk about the issues of homelessness, affordable housing, and the recent overturning of Roe v Wade and what’s happening on the campaign trail. Both have received high profile endorsements, Petty from Senator Ed Markey and Kennedy from former Governor Deval Patrick and former Lt. Gov. Tim Murray.

The Race for the First District is On

Photo Credits
Joe Petty – Telegram & Gazette
Robyn Kennedy – Matt Wright, Worcester Business Journal
The First Worcester District includes Boylston, West Boylston, Northborough, Berlin, Bolton, and a large chunk of Worcester.

Robyn Kennedy (D)

Lisa Mair (I)

Congress District 2

Candidates for Congress

James McGovern (D)
Jeffery Sossa-Paquette (R)

Jeffery Sossa-Paquette on the upcoming vote on same-sex marriage

Jeffery Sossa-Paquette, who is a Republican running for Congress and is a gay man, spoke with Talk of the Commonwealth about the upcoming vote on same-sex marriage. He feels they are very close to getting 10 Republican Senators to vote in favor. He also spoke about getting spending under control and balancing the budget.

McGovern -“Nobody is putting words into Bill Barr’s mouth…”

Congressman Jim McGovern says that he hopes AG Merrick Garland indicts Donald Trump but that he doesn’t feel that is the main focus of the hearings. That the hearings are setting the historical record straight and showing how close we came to losing our democracy and having the 2020 election nullified. On the makeup of the committee itself McGovern said that the Republican leadership made it so it was this committee or nothing and he would remind people that Liz Cheney is no liberal. Cheney and Adam Kinzinger both have very conservative voting records so that when people say this is partisan or just the Democrats trying to do something that is just “garbage.” “I wish those people were as interested in getting to the truth, I wish they were as shocked by the fact that we came very close to losing our Democracy. This isn’t just your typical political debate, this is about the integrity of our system, whether we have a system.” “Nobody is putting words into Bill Barr’s mouth, or Trump’s campaign manager or Trump’s lawyers.” “This should worry you and if it doesn’t then I worry about the future of our country.”

McGovern Hopes People Pay Attention to Jan. 6th Hearings

Congressman James McGovern says he hopes people will pay attention to the Prime Time hearings of the Jan. 6th Select Committee and that the threat to our democracy has not ended. McGovern also hopes something, no matter how small, can be passed on gun control and feels raising the age to buy an AR-15 to 21 is an example of common sense gun legislation.

James McGovern (D)

Jeffery Sossa-Paquette (R)

Massachusetts Governor

Candidates for Governor

Kevin Reed (L)
Dianna Ploss (I)
Maura Healy (D)
Geoff Diehl (R)
Chris Doughty (R)

Interview with Republicans Chris Doughty and Kate Campanale

Chris Doughty is running for the Republican nomination for Governor. Kate Campanale is running for Lt. Gov. They hope to attract the Baker/Polito voters but face an uphill battle in the Republican Primary coming up on the day after Labor Day against Geoff Diehl. They are optimistic, have been picking up steam and hope to attract independent voters. They stopped by the Radio Worcester studio and talked about taxes, housing, homelessness our schools and more.

Kevin Reed (L)

Geoff Diehl (R)

Dianna Ploss (I)

Chris Doughty (R)

Maura Healy (D)

Massachusetts LT. Governor

Candidates for Lt. Governor

Kim Driscoll (D)
Tami Gouveia (D)
Eric Lesser (D)
Kate Campanale (R)
Leah Cole Allen (R)

Interview with Republicans Chris Doughty and Kate Campanale

Chris Doughty is running for the Republican nomination for Governor. Kate Campanale is running for Lt. Gov. They hope to attract the Baker/Polito voters but face an uphill battle in the Republican Primary coming up on the day after Labor Day against Geoff Diehl. They are optimistic, have been picking up steam and hope to attract independent voters. They stopped by the Radio Worcester studio and talked about taxes, housing, homelessness our schools and more.

Kim Driscoll (D)

Kate Campanale (R)

Dianna Ploss (I)

Leah Cole Allen (R)

Eric Lesser (D)

Massachusetts State Auditor

The Candidates

Chris Dempsey (D)
Diana DiZoglio (D)
Anthony Amore (R)

Chris Dempsey (D)

Diana DiZoglio (D)

Anthony Amore (R)

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