Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The following is a letter to the editor.
The following was submitted as a letter to the editor by State Reps. Thomas Stanley, Michael Barrett and John Lawn. We are proud to represent a city so rich with history, especially as we celebrate the bicentennial anniversary of the Francis Cabot Lowell at the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation in Waltham. Though many of us drive by the “Mill” every day, few people are aware of its special historical contribution to Waltham, the Commonwealth, and the nation. In 1810, Francis Cabot Lowell, during a time when the nation still depended on other countries for manufactured goods, visited the mills of Manchester, England and saw both power spinning mills and power weaving mills. Convinced that he could reinvent the machinery, …
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? …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Incumbent Democrat John Lawn and Republican Challenger Francis Stanton recently faced off in a debate co-sponsored by NewTV and the Newton League of Women Voters.
Friday, October 26, 2012
State Rep. John Lawn (D-Watertown) faced off against Republican challenger Francis Stanton earlier this month in a debate for the 10th Middlesex District state representative seat. Lawn, who is a former Watertown town councilor, was elected in 2011 after a special election to fill the seat formerly held by Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian. Koutoujian, who had served as state representative for more than a decade, was appointed to the sheriff position following the death of Sheriff James DiPaola. Stanton, a 24-year-old Waltham native, told Patch in April that he felt compelled to run for the seat to give "a choice for voters in November." The 10th Middlesex District covers just a small portion of Newton, including Ward 1, …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Joe Kearns Goodwin is running for the 3rd Middlesex State Senate seat.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
The following is a letter to the editor from State Representatives John Lawn, D- Waltham and Thomas Stanley, D-Waltham. It is a privilege and an honor to represent the City of Waltham as your State Representatives. Waltham is a beautiful city, rich in culture and diversity unlike any other in the Commonwealth. We are blessed to serve it, and we are thankful for our years of productive collaboration with Senator Susan Fargo, who will be retiring this year. We write to you today to urge you to join us in supporting Joe Kearns Goodwin as the Democratic candidate to fill her seat. Joe is the partner we need in the State Senate to stand up and fight for the neighborhoods that we call home. As a Captain in the U.S. Army who was awarded the …
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 …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Lawn wants to focus on the budget, child abuse laws and improving the Charles River in Waltham and Watertown.
Having been in office for about 10 months, Watertown’s John Lawn is preparing to run for a second term for the 10th Middlesex House seat, which represents parts of Waltham, Watertown and Newton. “I’m enjoying it,” said Lawn, who replaced Peter Koutoujian and won a Special Election last May. “There has certainly been a learning curve. And, I continue to stay involved in local issues, in the district which I live.” The state budget is among the top priorities for Lawn, a former Watertown Town Councilor. “I am going to continue to work on economic developments,” Lawn said. “I think we are getting positive reports from the house budget on local aid. That’s positive because it keeps communities running.” Lawn said he is pushing for reforms to …
Friday, February 3, 2012
Here is your chance to express any concerns to your state representative
Friday, February 3, 2012
Waltham's state represenatives, John Lawn and Thomas Stanley will hold joint office hours from 7 - 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13 at Waltham City Hall's Council Chambers. Additional hours will be held from 10 - 11 a.m. on Feb. 28 at the same location.
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. …