Saturday, May 4, 2013
The teacher plans to challenge an incumbent city councillor.
A Waltham High School teacher has announced he will run for the Ward 8 City Council seat. Francis X. Stanton, a U.S. History teacher, said in a statement he has pulled nomination papers to get on the ballot for the September primary election. Ward 8 Councillor Stephen Rourke told Waltham Patch he intends to seek reelection but has not yet taken out nomination papers. Stanton, who previously lost a bid to become a state representative for Waltham, cited several reasons for running including attracting development to the downtown area. "I would like to see the Southside flourish as a neighborhood. Accordingly, with input from the neighborhood, a possible further extension of Moody Street’s business district should be explored. Any such plan…
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? …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Francis Stanton is challenging incumbent John lawn for the 10th Middlesex district seat.
Francis Stanton, a young Waltham man, will officially kickoff his campaign next month. Stanton, a 24 year-old Republican, is challenging incumbent John Lawn, D-Watertown, for the 10th Middlesex district seat. The seat covers parts of Waltham, Newton and Watertown. The campaign will officially launch on at 7 p.m., June 6 at Shopper's Cafe in Waltham, according to a press release. The event, during which Stanton will introduce himself to voters, is open to the public. Editor's Note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated Stanton is a Democrat. He is a Republican. Also, the event is on June 6, not June 10 as previously reported.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Francis Stanton is running challenging incumbent John Lawn.
A young Waltham Republican is challenging State Rep. John Lawn in the coming election. Francis Stanton, a 24 year-old Waltham native, told Waltham Patch yesterday he is running for the 10th Middlesex state representative seat in the fall election. The seat includes parts of Waltham, Watertown, and Newton. Stanton, a 2006 Waltham High School graduate, said he was running for a couple of reasons. First, he wanted to make sure Lawn, a Watertown Democrat, did not run unopposed. Also, seeing the recently redistricted map, which he believes favor keeping Lawn in office for years to come, Stanton felt compelled to run. “There should at least be a choice for the voters in November,” Stanton said. Lawn recently announced he is running for …