Monday, February 29, 2016

9 of 19



If the average Amherst voter bothers to read the survey responses from the 19 Charter Commission candidates it is pretty clear which of them are open to an actual change in our current creaky form of government.

So write down these names and bring them into the voting booth with you on March 29: Andy Churchill, Thomas Fricke, Nick Grabbe, Mandi Jo Hanneke, Phil Jackson, Bernie Kubiak, Maureen Raab, Irv Rhodes, and Julie Rueshemeyer.

Bring on change!


16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did niles lacour withdraw his name?

Anonymous said...

or not.

Anonymous said...

Amy Gates would also be a good choice.

Anonymous said...

Are you suggesting for voting for these 9 candidates because they want to disband Town Meeting?

Mark Warren said...

The idea of the commission is to offer an alternative so people can choose between it and town meeting. What is so difficult to understand? Why are some in tm so afraid of democracy?

Anonymous said...

Agree Amy Gates appears a good candidate. Any reason not, Larry? I think it's important to put a slate out there that all can agree on.

Anonymous said...

Amy is a great person, but please vote for Larry's slate!!!
We don't want to divide the "Amherst for Change" candidates 10 ways--we'll lose that way.

Anonymous said...

Weirdly, NONE of these candidates are on the ballot. I guess you write in?

Larry Kelley said...

Town election March 29. Not today.

And they are all on the ballot.

Anonymous said...

Oh. Durrrrr.....
Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, that was confusing "Town Committee" on the ballot today. Talk about vague. I have no idea what that was for, delgates maybe? I could google it but easier to post here.

Kevin said...

It will be an uphill battle, Larry. The illustrious James Oldham was outside my polling place this morning handing out Meg Gage fliers and bending ears. They were very pretty fliers, I hope these people have nice fliers.

Anonymous said...

Regarding 2:38

Uh oh.
Andy Churchill, Thomas Fricke, Nick Grabbe, Mandi Jo Hanneke, Phil Jackson, Bernie Kubiak, Maureen Raab, Irv Rhodes, and Julie Rueshemeyer may have been accidentally elected to the Democratic Town Committee (via write in)

Larry Kelley said...

That would be pretty funny.

Behold the power of the blog.

Anonymous said...

Every four years members of the Democratic Town Committee and Republican Town Committee are elected during the Presidential primary in Massachusetts.

Anonymous said...

Be careful about politicking so close to the polling places:

Bill Clinton's Visit To West Roxbury Polling Station Stirs Up Controversy
Former President Bill Clinton flirted with a Massachusetts election law while campaigning for his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Shared from the West Roxbury, MA Patch

By ALEX NEWMAN (Patch Staff) - March 1, 2016 7:33 pm ET
WEST ROXBURY, MA - Former President Bill Clinton spent much of Super Tuesday campaigning across the Bay State for his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton. But an appearance earlier today at a Boston-area polling location could have gotten the Democratic frontrunner in some trouble.

Boston.com reported the Clinton campaign was “reminded” not to solicit votes near polling sites after the former Commander-in-Chief mingled with voters at the Holy Name Church, a polling location in West Roxbury.

Under Massachusetts state law, campaigning for or against a candidate, party or position within 150 feet of a polling location is prohibited.

According to the Secretary of Commonwealth’s office, however, the Clinton camp was merely notified of the regulations.

“The campaign was informed about rules regarding campaigning,” Brian McNiff, a spokesman for Secretary of Commonwealth William Galvin, said. “But there was no evidence that he was campaigning.”

Joined by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Clinton conversed with reporters, kissed an elderly lady on the head, posed for pictures and treated himself to a cup of coffee, MassLive said.

The appearance in West Roxbury was the first of four scheduled visits for Clinton Tuesday in Massachusetts, on top of a rally in Worcester late last night.

According to the Boston Globe, Clinton was received by a crowd of about 200 at his Newton stop, where he met with the town’s mayor, Setti Warren. The two shook hands and took pictures with voters at the Newton Free Library.

Channeling his trademark charisma, he announced to the crowd, “Pull the lever for Hillary!”