Thursday, December 27, 2012
Former state Senate candidates Joe Kearns Goodwin and Mara Dolan join the Platform Drafting Committee, to be chaired by Newton Mayor Setti Warren.
As the Massachusetts Democratic Committee works to put together its 2013 Platform, local communities will be well-represented on the party's Platform Drafting Committee. After launching bids for the state Senate earlier this year, Concord residents Joe Kearns Goodwin and Mara Dolan were named last week as members of the Platform Drafting Committee, according to a press release issued last week by the Mass. Democratic Committee. Goodwin will focus on healthcare and human services, while Dolan will focus on revenue and expenditures. Newton Mayor Setti Warren is the chair of this year's Massachusetts Democratic Party Platform Committee and made the nominations for the 40-person committee. “Our platform is a set a values and statement of …
Friday, September 7, 2012
In the Third Middlesex race, Barrett and Martinez will face off in the general election, but Concord candidates received the most support here in town. Jon Golnik and Marilyn Devaney also carried Concord in their respective races.
It didn't work out for them in across the district, but the hometown candidates won the primary day here in Concord, as locals who hit the polls Sep. 6 supported Democrat Joe Kearns Goodwin and Republican Greg Howes in the Third Middlesex District race. Lexington Democrat Mike Barrett and Chelmsford Republican Sandi Martinez wound up winning their party's primaries across the Third Middlesex District, but Concordian voters picked winners in other races, including Carlisle's Jon Golnik in the Republican Primary for U.S. Rep. in the Third Congressional District. Scroll down to see the numbers, provided last night by the Town Clerk's Office. Democratic Results Republican Results Republicans Democrats
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Retiring state Sen. Susan Fargo has endorsed Concord Democrat Joe Kearns Goodwin in the race to replace her as the Third Middlesex District's state senator.
With one week before the Sept. 6 primary, retiring state Sen. Susan Fargo has weighed in on the Democrat she’d like to see fill the seat she has held for the past 16 years. In an Aug. 30 press release, Fargo, a Lincoln Democrat, named Concord’s Joe Kearns Goodwin as her pick to succeed her as the Third Middlesex District’s state Senator. “To be effective, a Senator must listen, learn and lead and that is what I have done throughout my time in the Legislature,” Fargo, who announced her retirement plans earlier this year, said in a statement. “I have listened to each of the candidates in this race, I've learned how they evaluate the responsibilities of this office and how they treat voters, and that is why I am proud to offer my support and …
Saturday, August 25, 2012
State Rep. Cory Atkins, a Concord Democrat and Joe Kearns Goodwin's campaign chair, writes in support of Kearns Goodwin's campaign for state senate in the Third Middlesex District.
To the Editor, As your state representative, I have had privilege of working with Susan Fargo to represent our community at the State House, and I can tell you there is no better candidate to take her place than Joe Kearns Goodwin. Concord is the heart of the Third Middlesex District, and Joe’s home. He grew up steps from the Old North Bridge and understands, unlike no one else in the race, the rich history and natural landscape here and why we must fight to preserve it for generations to come. In 1999, he took a semester off from Harvard College to help me run my first campaign to become your State Representative. Two years later, Joe could have done nearly anything with his degree or gone anywhere with his career, but following the …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
State Rep. Thomas Stanley, D-Waltham, is backing Joe Kearns Goodwin for the 3rd Middlesex State Senate seat.
State Rep. Thomas Stanley, and several other local officials, have endorsed Concord Democrat Joe Kearns Goodwin for the 3rd Middlesex State Senate seat. Stanley and Goodwin made the announcement on Aug. 22 during a press conference outside of the William F. Stanley Senior Center on Main Street in Waltham. For a video of the event, click on the video box to the right. Along with Stanley, his father, former Waltham Mayor William Stanley, State Rep. John Lawn, D-Watertown and Waltham City Councilors Gary Marchese and Thomas Curtin are also backing Goodwin. Waltham City Councilor Daniel Romard is also supporting Goodwin. "At a time when special interests dominate the conversation on so many issues that impact our lives, Waltham needs a …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Kearns Goodwin, a democratic state senate candidate from Concord, adds the former presidential nominee to his list of endorsements.
The following announcement was provided by the campaign for Joe Kearns Goodwin. United States Senator John F. Kerry, Massachusetts' senior United States Senator and its top Democrat, today endorsed Joe Kearns Goodwin in the race for State Senate in the Third Middlesex District. “I've known Joe almost all his life and I've seen up close the character and commitment he brings to life's big decisions, whether it was volunteering to serve in the military or committing himself to the cause of public service when he came home. He's a tremendous advocate who brings courage and passion to this endeavor and I know he's animated by the values that really make a difference in peoples' lives. I can already see how effectively Joe will bring his …
Concord resident Rick Frese writes that Joe Kearns Goodwin's "unique set of experiences and proven leadership ability" make him the right choice as a State Senator representing the Third Middlesex District.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
To the Editor, As a citizen, longtime Concord resident and veteran of the U.S. Army, I applaud State Senate candidate Joe Kearns Goodwin's service to our nation. Following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, at a time when most of his contemporaries were pursuing business and professional careers, Joe enlisted in the U.S. Army. For his tours of duty in both Iraq and Afghanistan, he was awarded a Bronze Star for his distinguished performance in combat. His devotion to our community and country has evolved into a desire to become a public servant, representative of a new generation of energetic young leaders. Joe will bring a unique set of experiences and proven leadership ability with him to the State House to fight for us. Joe's tours of duty …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Concord natives Cato and Alexa Anderson write in support of Concord Democrat Joe Kearns Goodwin as a candidate for the State Senate seat representing the Third Middlesex District.
To the Editor, As Concord natives, my wife and I have known Joe Goodwin since we were kids. We returned here to raise our family because we recognize Concord is a unique community. It is extremely important to us that Concord be represented in the state Senate by someone who appreciates Concord as we do, and will work to ensure that Concord can sustain the wonderful opportunities we grew up with for the next generation. On Thursday, Sept. 6, I urge you to vote for Joe Kearns Goodwin as the Democratic nominee for state Senate. I can say with certainty that he will be an independent voice on Beacon Hill, someone who truly considers and analyzes all facts before making a decision rather than voting on party lines. Unlike others in the race, …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Joe Kearns Goodwin, a Concord Democrat and state Senate candidate in the Third Middlesex District, commends lawmakers for taking action to undo Citizens United decision.
The Massachusetts state Senate voted unanimously yesterday, July 30, to require new levels of disclosure and transparency for corporate political spending, a step toward undoing the 2010 Citizens United decision. Following the vote, Concord's Joe Kearns Goodwin, Democratic state Senate candidate in the Third Middlesex District, released a statement calling the 36-0 roll call a victory for Massachusetts citizens and an example of how elected officials can help to restore public trust in government again. In his words: “At a time when people have lost faith in the ability of government to affect positive changes in our lives, elected officials must do more to make government accountable and transparent. The state Senate’s action to shine a …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The Concord-Carlisle League of Women Voters plans to hold a candidates' night for those running for the 3rd Middlesex State Senate seat.
The Concord-Carlisle League of Women Voters plans to hold a candidates' night for all the candidates running for the 3rd Middlesex state senate seat, the group announced in a press release. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 15 at the Harvey Wheeler Community Center at 1276 Main St. It is free and open to the public. The Democratic candidates are Mike Barrett, Alex Buck, Mara Dolan, Joe Kearns Goodwin and Joe Mullin. Republicans Gregory Howes and Sandi Martinez also plan to attend. Dolan, Kearns Goodwin and Howes are all from Concord. Nancy Carapezza, the former president of the LWV, will moderate, according to the press release. Voters wanting to ask questions can email them to VoterService@lwvcc.org by Aug. 15.