Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Lawn easily defeated his Republican challenger.
State Rep. John Lawn bested Republican challenger Francis Stanton in the race for the 10th Middlesex state representative seat. Lawn easily slid to victory with 10,406 total votes to Stanton's 3,290, according to election results. In Watertown, Lawn received 3,211 votes to Stanton's 684. In Newton, Lawn received 1,775 votes to Stanton's 492. In Waltham, Lawn got 5,420 votes to Stanton's 2,114. Speaking at his victory party at The Gaff, a Waltham bar, Lawn said he would start the new legislative term by focusing on three priorities — jobs, the fate of the Fernald property in Waltham and repealing the statute of limitations on prosecuting sexual abuse of children. Lawn said the biggest priority district-wide was jobs. "We are on the right …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Watertown Democrat John Lawn faces Republican challenger Francis Stanton of Waltham.
State Rep. John Lawn won a special election for the 10th Middlesex State Representative seat last year, and the Watertown Democrat is being challenged by Waltham Republican Francis Stanton. The district covers parts of Waltham, Watertown and Newton. Patch interviewed both candidates, and here's what they said: 1) What are you top three priorities? 1. Repeal the new Health Care Cost control bill which will do nothing to limit costs and everything to raise the cost of health care. 2. Turn Taxachusetts back to Massachusetts 3. Ensure that cities and towns get first bids on any state land that may become available within that city or town’s boundaries. 2) How will you help promote business and increase the number of jobs in the district? …
Saturday, July 9, 2011
The election's eventual winner, John Lawn, raised more than $47,000
In the short, five-month period of campaigning for the 10th Middlesex state representative special election, candidates raised more than $100,000 and spent more than $96,000. According to reports from the Office of Campaign and Political Finance, the spending reports covered activity from January 1 to May 30 of this year. John Lawn, the election's eventual winner, raised the most money at just over $47,000. Lawn beat out three other Democrats in an April primary election including Newton Alderman Allan Ciccone Jr., Waltham City Councilor Gary Marchese and Waltham resident Sean Durkee. Lawn, a Town Councilor from Watertown, defeated Republican James Dixon in the special election held in May to replace former State Rep. Peter Koutoujian. …
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Watertown's Lawn defeats Republican James Dixon by more than 900 votes.
John Lawn handily won the special election last night for the 10th Middlesex District State Rep. seat, defeating Republican James Dixon. Around 9 p.m. last night, Dixon called Lawn to concede, after unofficial results showed that Lawn had won all 10th Middlesex precincts, 1,814 votes to 858 for Dixon. (See videos of both candidates from their election night events by clicking the video on the right) Lawn, who gathered with supporters at Fit Z’s Bar and Grille in Watertown, garnered 374 votes in Newton to 145 for Dixon. In Waltham, Lawn won 987 to Dixon’s 624, while Watertown results showed a win for Lawn, 453 votes to 99. Newton results initially reported on the city’s Web site showed that Dixon had won several precincts, however those …
Friday, April 8, 2011
Meet the Republican candidate from Waltham.
With days to go until the Tuesday, April 12 primary election, Patch recently sat down with Jim Dixon, a Republican candidate for the 10th Middlesex District state representative seat. The special general election will be held Tuesday, May 10 and its winner will replace former State Rep. Peter Koutoujian, who was appointed Middlesex County Sheriff earlier this year. Information from this Q&A was submitted via email. Check out our previous video profiles of the Democrats running in the primary: Waltham resident Sean Durkee, Waltham City Councilor Gary Marchese, Watertown Town Councilor John Lawn as well as Newton Alderman Allan Ciccone Jr. --- Jim Dixon (To view of video of Dixon, click on the video box above.) Age: 56 Job & Professional …
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Learn about John Lawn!
With days to go until the Tuesday, April 12 primary election, Patch recently asked John Lawn, a Watertown Democratic candidate for the 10th Middlesex District state representative seat, about why he is running for the seat. Check out his email responses below. The general election will be held Tuesday, May 10 and its winner will replace former State Rep. Peter Koutoujian, who was appointed Middlesex County Sheriff earlier this year. Patch is planning to post stories on all five candidates, pending submission of information by each candidate. Look for tomorrow's candidate candidate Q & A at 6 a.m. Check out our earlier video profile and Q&A on Waltham Democrat Sean Durkee and Waltham Democrat Gary Marchese. John Lawn (To view a video of …
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Meet the candidates evening for state representative hopefuls crosses generational divide
Watertown student reporters from the Cunliff Kids News, Watertown Splash and Raider Times - ranging in age from kindergarten level right through to the 12th grade - grilled hopeful candidates for the 10th Middlesex state representative seat at the Watertown Middle School Auditorium on Tuesday night. In attendance were Sean Durkee, Jay Dwyer (campaign manager for candidate Jim Dixon), John Lawn and Gary Marchese. The four candidates answered a range of questions on everything from presidential aspirations to pet-choice. The student reporters are part of the journalism program run by the Watertown public schools. The program was started by John Vitti, a Boston Globe reporter. Primary elections for the 10th Middlesex seat will be held on …
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
The candidates running for state representative faces questions from students from Watertown's Cunniff Elementary School and Watertown High School.
Watertown students from Cunniff Elementary School and Watertown High School schools newspapers got a chance to ask the candidates for the 10th Middlesex state representative seat questions at an event at Watertown Middle School Tuesday night. See their coverage here.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Democratic candidates gather for forum.
With a month left until the special primary election, Democratic candidates for the 10th Middlesex District state representative made their case to voters Thursday, March 10 at the Arthur J. Clark Government Building in Waltham. The forum included Waltham City Councilor Gary Marchese, Watertown Town Councilor John Lawn and Newton Alderman Allan Ciccone, all of whom are vying to replace former state rep. Peter Koutoujian. The father of Sean Durkee, a Democrat, represented his son, who could not attend because he had a prior commitment. Koutoujian vacated the seat when he was appointed as the Middlesex County Sheriff earlier this year. The seat covers parts of Waltham, Newton and Watertown. Waltham Republican James Dixon is also running …