To raise awareness for rare diseases, state Sen. Mike Barrett presented an official citation to leaders of the Hereditary Angioedema Association alongside executives of Shire, a drug manufacturer whose U.S. headquarters for rare diseases is in Lexington.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Thursday, November 29, 2012
A Boston Phoenix blog post casts the Lexington Democrat as ‘an unapologetic liberal’ committed to environmental gains. But what are your expectations from the Third Middlesex District's incoming state Senator?
In the leafy suburbs of the Third Middlsex District, quite a bit of attention was paid to the race for the state Senate seat claimed by Mike Barrett, the Lexington Democrat replacing retiring state Sen. Susan Fargo. So much so in fact that, in the lead up to Election Day, incumbent state Sen. Ken Donnelly, an Arlington Democrat, joked he was Lexington's other candidate for state Senate, despite the fact that his Fourth Middlesex District includes six Lexington precincts compared to the three in the Third. But for those looking at the bigger picture, it seems the Third Middlesex race—with its densely populated Democratic primary and polar opposites facing off in the general election—may have been lost in the shuffle of higher profile races…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Lexington Democrat Mike Barrett defeats Chelmsford Republican Sandi Martinez to claim seat long held by retiring state Sen. Susan Fargo.
While they’re saying goodbye to Susan Fargo, the Democrats aren’t ready to let go of her seat in the state Senate. Lexington Democrat Mike Barrett, after outlasting four challengers from his own party in the primary, has defeated Sandi Martinez, a Republican from Chelmsford, to claim the Third Middlesex District seat Fargo, a Lincoln Democrat, held tightly for eight terms before deciding to retire. “I’m excited about returning to the Senate,” said Barrett, who was a state Senator from Cambridge from 1987 until a failed bid for governor in 1994. “Eighteen years older, probably not 18 years wiser, but I think smarter and I’m looking forward to it.” The Third Middlesex District represents Bedford, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Lincoln, …
Monday, October 15, 2012
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know today in Concord.
1. Keeping Your Family Safe Online: At 9:30 a.m. this morning at Concord-Carlisle High School, MyUntangled Media, is hosting an adults only class will teach you the tools to set up a safe online world for your family by developing a strategy for managing and monitoring your household’s technology, learning how to identify cyberbullying and predators, establishing time and use limits, and using social networks safely by controlling privacy settings. Costs $15. 2. Town Meetings Posted for Today: According to the town website, public meetings posted for today include the Board of Selectmen at 7 p.m. and the Community Preservation Committee at 7:30 p.m. 3. Third Middlesex Candidates at LWV Forum: Lexington Democrat Mike Barrett and Sandi …
Saturday, October 13, 2012
A look back at this week in the 'Local Voices' populating Concord Patch.
It was an eclectic week when it comes to blog posts from the Local Voices featured here on Concord Patch. Rob Robillard, the Concord Carpenter, offered his tips for Productivity in Business, including to identify the 20 percent of activities that make the most money, and then focus on doing more of them. In political content, with a post entitled "Teachers and Social Workers Support Barrett," Mike Barrett, the Lexington Democrat seeking to replace retiring state Sen. Susan Fargo representing the Third Middlesex District, announced his endorsements by the Massachusetts Teachers Association and National Association of Social Workers. Circling back to education, Mark Greenstein, from Ivy Bound Test Prep and Academic Tutoring, shared why he …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Whit's End Road resident Deena Whitfield writes in support of Lexington Democrat Mike Barrett in the race for the Third Middlesex state senate seat opening up with the impending retirement of state Sen. Susan Fargo, D-Lincoln.
To the Editor, As a long time activist for women’s issues, I have followed the conversation regarding the underrepresentation of women and minorities in our state legislature with interest. While I would like to see more women in office, I strongly support Mike Barrett because he supports and cares about the issues that affect all of us, especially women and minorities. Unlike his female opponent, Mike has been an unwavering advocate of a woman’s right to choose. In fact, the Massachusetts Family Planning Association honored Mike for his "long and outstanding work in support of comprehensive family planning services” in the state senate. While a state senator, Mike focused on problems of crime and violence against women and children and …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Allen Farm Lane resident Norma Shapiro writes in support of Mike Barrett, a Lexington Democrat seeking the state Senate seat representing the Third Middlesex District, which includes Concord.
To the Editor: Some men are better supporters of women’s issues than some women are. During his years in the Massachusetts legislature, Mike Barrett has proven himself to be one of those good men. Perhaps it is growing up with five sisters, or raising two daughters with his wife. Whatever the reason, Mike is a feminist who has demonstrated his understanding through leadership on Beacon Hill where he won plaudits for his support for women. Mike has been a leader on health care issues including his promotion of comprehensive family planning and reproductive choice. He wrote and championed the first law in the nation to require that judges asked for restraining orders be networked to criminal records to see if there was a record of past …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The Lexington Democrat and Chelmsford Republican will face off in the general election after emerging from a field of seven candidates seeking the seat retiring state Sen. Susan Fargo, D-Lincoln, will leave behind after eight terms.
Looks like it’ll be Mike Barrett vs. Sandi Martinez for the right to replace retiring state Sen. Susan Fargo as the Third Middlesex District’s next state Senator. According to the unofficial numbers Thursday night, Barrett, a Lexington resident, bested a field of four other Democrats, while Martinez, of Chelmsford, defeated Republican opponent Greg Howes. Interest is almost always high around an open seat, and true to form, the Third Middlesex race heated up early and the field and plots thickened over the winter, spring and summer. Martinez has challenged Fargo in the past and was a presumed opponent. But the first new candidates to emerge were Howes, a Concord resident, and Lexington's Barrett, both of whom announced their intentions …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Former State Senator Carol Amick pledges support for Barrett, in his State Senate run in the 3rd Middlesex District.
To the Editor of Concord Patch: As a resident of the 3rd Middlesex District and former State Senator from Concord, I have a favorite in the Democratic primary to choose a successor to Sen. Susan Fargo. I support Mike Barrett. Why do I – and Cong. Barney Frank and State Rep. Jay Kaufman -- believe in Mike? Because we know him and we’ve worked with him. Mike served in the Mass. House with Barney and in the Mass. Senate with me. He left the Legislature in 1994 to run for Governor and, with his wife and two daughters, moved the next year from Cambridge to Lexington, where he’s lived for 17 years, building a successful consulting practice focused on healthcare, computers and the Internet -- crucial parts of the state’s innovation economy. …
Friday, July 6, 2012
Lexington Democrat Mike Barrett, a candidate for the Third Middlesex State Senate seat long held by retiring Sen. Susan Fargo, D-Lincoln, plans to hold open-air office hours in each of the district's towns.
The following was provided by Lexington Democrat Mike Barrett's campaign for State Senate. Mike Barrett, a Lexington Democrat running for the the Third Middlesex State Senate seat, is holding “Educate the Candidate” meetings throughout the district in July and August. Endorsed by U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, former state Sen. Carol Amick and state Rep. Jay Kaufman, D-Lexington – and informed by 17 years each in the private and public sectors – Barrett emphasizes environmental protection, education, healthcare, human services and the economy. “Educate the Candidate” is a set of open-air office hours in which voters meet Mike and mention a priority on which they’d like their legislator to concentrate. Barrett’s web site, www.…