They think Massachusetts Democrats are the New York Yankees of politics. Here's why they're wrong.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013
Gomez is no 'New Republican,' writes Mara Dolan.
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 …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Concord Democrat Mara Dolan announced today that she has received a second endorsement from a teachers' union in her campaign for State Senate in the Third Middlesex District.
The following announcement was provided by Mara Dolan's campaign for state senate. Today Mara Dolan announced the endorsement of the American Federation of Teachers Massachusetts, AFL-CIO in her campaign to succeed retiring Senator Susan Fargo for State Senate in the 3rd Middlesex District. AFT Massachusetts joins the Boston Teachers Union as the second teachers union to endorse her candidacy. Mara Dolan is the only candidate in the race to receive the endorsement of a teachers union. Dolan’s mother and father, and grandparents were all teachers who belonged to the teachers' unions “A well-educated workforce drives our economy. Great public schools with great public school teachers help everyone succeed. I am very proud to have the …
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.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Mara Dolan, a Concord Democrat and candidate for the 3rd Middlesex State Senate seat being vacated after the impending retirement of state Sen. Susan Fargo, D-Lincoln, responds to a letter from leaders of ShhAir.
Dear Editor, I am opposed to expansion of aviation at Hanscom Civilian Airport and I am an ardent supporter of the preservation of the natural and historic resources that are impacted by the facility. A recent letter to the editors of area newspapers misrepresented my position on this critical issue. As I have said from the beginning of my campaign for the Massachusetts State Senate, 3rd Middlesex District, I think it is best for candidates to speak for themselves. I am making my positions on the issues clear to the voters of the district, and am letting my opponents do the same. I am very proud to have the endorsement of Sen. Dan Wolf, a great leading environmentalist. Cape Air has never pursued expansion into Hanscom. Cape Air recently…
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Concord Democrat Mara Dolan, a candidate for the opening 3rd Middlesex State Senate seat, announced endorsements from state Rep. Tom Conroy and U.S. Rep. Mike Capuano.
In the race for the open 3rd Middlesex State Senate seat, Concord Democrat Mara Dolan is getting a little help from her friends. One of three Concordian candidates for the seat, opening upon the retirement of Susan Fargo, D-Lincoln, Dolan this week picked up endorsements from two lawmakers from the region. The first, announced Monday, May 14, came from state Rep. Tom Conroy, D-Wayland. In a press release, Conroy calls Dolan a friend and said he hopes to serve together with her in the legislature. "We need more elected officials in Massachusetts like Mara Dolan,” Conroy said in a statement. "She is committed to good government, and has a sense of the right priorities — Democratic priorities — including job creation, affordable and high …
Sunday, February 26, 2012
A look back at the week’s most notable stories.
The short week (for some) began with news that MBTA officials will work to avoid cutting back service. Proposals currently call for eliminating weekend trains in Concord. We also introduced Housing Authority candidates Raymond Snay and Linda Escobedo this week. We also spoke with Mara Dolan, who is running for State Senator, and learned about her views on the state of the economy, as well as Concord specific issues like bus outsourcing. Those looking for a swim at the Beede Center this week found that several of the pools had been shut down due to a mechanical problem. The culprit? Sub-basement flooding that destroyed some of the pool motors. Concord’s Dr. Malissa Wood took a seat with some of the nation’s highest lawmakers Friday when …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Intends to run for re-election as the State Representative from the Fifteenth Middlesex District, where he’s served since 1995.
Although the thought crossed his mind, state Rep. Jay Kaufman, D-Lexington, has decided against making a bid for the Third Middlesex State Senate seat Susan Fargo, D-Lincoln, plans to vacate after her current term. Instead, Kaufman intends to run for re-election as the State Representative from the Fifteenth Middlesex District, where he’s served since 1995. “After she announced her decision to not run for re-election, I think all of us who now serve in the House in her district owed it to ourselves and our constituents,” said Kaufman of his thoughts on making a bid for the State Senate. “I don’t want to speak for anyone else, but I certainly reached the conclusion that I can serve best in the House.” And that’s what it boiled down to for…
The Concord resident discusses why she’s running for State Senate and how she’ll fight for the local economy.
When Concord’s Mara Dolan learned at a young age of Shirley Chisholm running for U.S. President in 1972, she was excited at the prospect of the nation’s first female Commander in Chief. But when she heard that Chisholm might not garner enough votes because of her gender and skin color, Dolan immediately believed that something was amiss. “I didn’t think that was right and ever since then I have felt a strong civic responsibility,” she told Patch. After years of practicing law and involving herself in community efforts, Dolan officially threw herself into the race to replace Susan Fargo’s State Senate seat. Dolan joins a growing field including Weston’s Joe Mullin, Lexington's Mike Barrett and Chelmsford’s Alex Buck, as well as Waltham’s …