In the wake of pre-primary OCPF Reports, Republican attorney Jacob Ventura, candidate for State Senate, released the following statement:
“ The political union loophole, essentially a separate set of finance laws for labor groups, was designed for unions to have an outsized monetary influence in the political arena. By using this loophole, Paul Feeney is disregarding the spirit of campaign finance law. Mr. Feeney should return the $12,500 he’s received via this loophole. His reluctance to do so shows where his values are, within the wallets of union bosses and not with the people.
An avowed supporter of socialized medicine and Bernie Sanders, Paul Feeney will be a radical leftist shift in an already liberal environment.
As your State Senator, I will represent you, the voter, and not the union bosses that have funded the Feeney campaign from day one. I will fight every day for the hardworking taxpayers and constituents of the Bristol and Norfolk district while being a strong ally of Governor Baker.
On October 17, voters will have a choice between the radical left and a proven leader who will fight for the people. I am humbled by the support I’ve received and I look forward to winning the Republican nomination in the primary on September 19. ”
By Donna Whitehead
There are six candidates interested in filling James Timilty’s state senate seat. Six will appear on the Sept. 19 primary ballot, according to the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office.
Following the primary a special election will be held Oct. 17.
Democratic candidates are Paul R. Feeney, a former Foxborough selectman, and Edward R. Philips, an aide to state Rep. Louis Kafka, D-Stoughton.
BOSTON — One of the candidates in a Senate special election for the district that includes Rehoboth and Norton is bidding to make the sales tax holiday an issue in that race, while his opponent says he’ll try to impose new ethical standards on the Legislature.
The two-day suspension of the 6.25 percent sales tax during an August weekend has over the years been a favored form of tax relief, perennially approved by the Legislature, but appears this year to be on the verge of failing without as much as a vote by the two committees charged with reviewing the idea.
BY: BERA DUNAU
Jacob Ventura is running for the Bristol and Norfolk Massachusetts state senate district focused squarely on fiscal conservative priorities.
“My number one priority is making sure that the taxpayers of Massachusetts have an advocate on Beacon Hill,” said Ventura.
And even though he still has a Republican primary to win, he says that his focus is already on the general election.
“I fully intend to be the next senator,” he said.
By Jim Hand
There is a clear partisan divide among candidates for state Senate over the state’s new recreational marijuana law.
Republican candidates in a special election to replace Sen. James Timilty say they would have voted against it. Democrats and independents say they support it.
The bill passed the Legislature earlier this month and made some changes to a referendum passed by voters last November regarding the retail sale of marijuana.
BY: JIM HAND
ATTLEBORO — Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson has endorsed fellow Republican Jacob Ventura of Attleboro in a special election for state Senate.
Ventura is one of several candidates competing for the seat former Sen. James Timilty resigned from in the Bristol and Norfolk district.
ATTLEBORO – GOP’s Ventura joins crowded race for Timilty senate seat
Republican Jacob Ventura of Attleboro is the latest candidate to enter the race for the vacant Bristol and Norfolk seat in the state Senate
Ventura, 30, is a lawyer who has worked as a legislative aide for State Rep. Steven S. Howitt, R-Seekonk.
The vacancy was created by the April resignation of former State Sen. James Timilty, D-Walpole, who was appointed Norfolk County Treasurer.
Legislative aide Jacob Ventura of Attleboro has announced his candidacy in the special election to replace former Senator James E. Timilty.
Ventura, a 30-year-old lawyer, will run in the Republican primary on Sept. 19. The election will be held Oct. 17.
He is the second Republican in the race. Michael Berry, a former Walpole selectman and school committee member, is also running....
BY: JIM HAND
ATTLEBORO — Jacob Ventura, an aide state Rep. Steven Howitt, has entered the crowded race to replace Sen. James Timilty.
Timilty, D-Walpole, resigned his Senate seat to become Norfolk County treasurer.
Ventura, 30, an Attleboro resident, said he has worked for Howitt, R-Seekonk, for more than three years....