Friday, November 2, 2012
Belmont Democrat Will Brownsberger faces Republican challenger Steven Aylward for the senate district that includes Belmont, Watertown and parts of Boston, including the Back Bay, Kenmore Square and the Fenway.
Democrat Will Brownsberger of Belmont won the race for state senate in a special election in January, and as incumbent faces a challenge from Watertown Republican Steven Aylward for the Second Suffolk and Middlesex District. The district includes all of Belmont, Watertown and part of Boston, including the Back Bay, the Fenway, Kenmore Square, Allston and Brighton. Patch recently interviewed both candidates: 1) What are your top three priorities? From a long term standpoint, my priorities are: 1) A vibrant regional economy that includes decent jobs for everyone. 2) Protection of personal liberty and privacy 3) Environmental sustainability In setting priorities for the 2013-14 legislative session, I have to consider how those long term …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Incumbent will run unopposed in the Sept. 6 Democrat primary.
It appears Belmont's Will Brownsberger will likely cruise to re-election to the State Senate this November after his chief Democrat rival decided to call it quits. Watertown's Robert McCarthy, who finished a strong third to Brownsberger in a special election primary in January, announced on Monday, April 30, that he will not be a candidate for State Senate in the newly-redistricted Second Suffolk and Middlesex district that incompasses Belmont, Watertown and sections of Arlington and Cambridge. Without another Democrat challenger on the horizon, Brownsberger is likely to be unopposed in the September 6 primary. He would then be favorite to win the general election in the heavily-Democrat district. “While undergoing intensive rehabilitation…
Friday, March 23, 2012
Pulls papers for Republican primary race but tells Watertown Patch he's not sure about run.
It's a surprise that Watertown's Steve Aylward has time to run for one more political office. The former chairman of the Watertown School Committee was elected this month to the Republican State Committee from Watertown and will seek the vice chairmanship of that group next month. On top of all that, Aylward just announced that he has taken out nomination papers for the state senate in the Second Suffolk and Middlesex district that Belmont's Will Brownsberger won in a special election in January. Charlie Breitrose, editor of Watertown Patch emailed Aylward who confirmed that he had pulled nomination papers with the Secretary of State office, but admitted that he has not decided whether he will run. If he does enter the race, he will be …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Unopposed, Belmont resident moves from reps side of the State House to the senate.
While most Belmont residents were looking across the New Hampshire border today, Tuesday, Jan. 10, to see how another resident was doing, the attention of Will Brownsberger's supporters was closer to home. And at 8 p.m., when the polls closed, the inevitable became fact as Brownsberger, running unopposed, won the general election with a little more than 4,500 votes to become the next Senator from the Second Suffolk and Middlesex District, comprising Belmont, Watertown, parts of Cambridge and Belmont. His vote tally was nearly equal with the amount he received last month in the Democrat primary. In Belmont, 15.6 percent of registered voters – about half the number who voted in the December primary – came out for Brownsberger, casting 2,416 …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
And congrats to Will Brownsberger on his victory.
Dear Belmont: Hats off to all the Belmont residents who came out to vote in the special State Senate primary last Tuesday. I congratulate the other candidates on their strong, positive campaigns and especially Will Brownsberger on his impressive win. I want to express my deep thanks to the many volunteers who devoted long hours to my campaign. I’m honored to have had this opportunity to work side-by-side with you. I also enjoyed reconnecting with many old friends in Belmont and meeting many new people. I look forward to working with soon-to-be Sen. Brownsberger to benefit all the people of the Second Suffolk and Middlesex district. Thank you. State Rep. Jonathan Hecht
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
State Rep's needed to win over his Belmont/Cambridge base and they came out for him.
'Tip' O'Neill popularized the saying "all politics is local." And at last night's Democratic primary election to succeed Steve Tolman as State Senator in the Second Suffolk and Middlesex District, Will Brownsberger and his team perfected the application of that phrase. A combination of getting out voters who know him the best, the money committed to that goal and the benefit of a wild card candidate in the home town of his strongest challenger, will allow Brownsberger to exchange the title of State Representative for State Senate come Jan. 11 when he waltzes to a win in an uncontested general election. "We'll be right here for the next four weeks, in this office. But I guess I should be getting use to being called "Senator" but I really …
Hometown came out to support favorite son, lifting him to victory in four-candidate race.
When State Rep. Will Brownsberger walked into his Trapelo Road headquarters a little after 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13, the many supporters crowded into the room didn’t know what to think. Campaign Manager Kate Foster and Election Day Coordinator Ellen Schreiber, who had been taking results from the four communities – Belmont, Watertown and parts of Cambridge and three Boston neighborhoods – since the polls closed, said they didn’t have all the numbers. And Brownsberger, although elegantly dressed and standing with perfect posture, looked exhausted from the short and intense campaign to fill the state senate seat in the Second Suffolk and Middlesex District, previously held by Steve Tolman. But, upon closer inspection, you could see a …
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Pledges to "working for you, the people" in emotional victory celebration.
Before a joyous crowd of campaign workers, friends and Belmont residents, State Rep. Will Brownsberger declared victory in the Special State Senate Primary in an emotional speech 35 minutes after the polls closed on Tuesday, Dec. 13. "I will be working for you," said Brownsberger who seconds before proclaimed, "We won!" The final vote total from Watertown, Belmont, Cambridge and Boston:
Voters in the special State Senate race take to the polls.
Belmont has doubled Watertown vote, 1,000 more than Boston in Special State Senate Race.
One thing is for sure as of 3 p.m.: Belmont had come to vote. According to Belmont Town Clerk Ellen Cushman, 2,858 voters, or about 17 percent of the 16,000 registered voters, had cast ballots in Belmont's eight precincts in the Special State Senate primary election by 3 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 13. Cushman said she forecasts that approximately 24 percent or more of Belmont voters will have taken the time to vote for one of the four final candidates – Belmont State Rep. Will Brownsberger, Watertown State Rep. Jonathan Hecht, former state fire fighters union president Robert McCarthy and Brighton attorney Tim Schofield – who are running to replace Steven Tolman as senator in the Second Suffolk and Middlesex District. In general, Cushman said, …