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 …
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:
Monday, December 12, 2011
A letter of support for the Belmont state Rep. seeking to become state Senator.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Tuesday’s state Senate primary will, in effect, choose Steve Tolman’s successor as the state Senator representing Belmont, Watertown, and parts of Cambridge and Allston-Brighton. Absent a huge write-in campaign for the general election in January, one of the four Democratic primary contenders will be the new state Senator for the 2nd Suffolk and Middlesex District. I encourage all Patch readers to go to the polls, between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m., and vote for the candidate they support. (Of course, Belmont voters always have to remind themselves when an election happens on a Tuesday instead of our municipal elections on a Monday!) I’ve known Will Brownsberger, as a friend and as a public official, for many years. While I respect the other …
The Belmont State Rep. discusses his views on some of the issues facing candidates for the Second Suffolk and Middlesex state senate seat.
Four Democrats seek to fill the Second Suffolk and Middlesex state senate seat vacated by Steven Tolman. The special preliminary election will be held Tuesday, Dec. 13. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Patch asked all four candidates a set of questions, the same set, to find out more about them. 1 - What areas of the state budget could be altered to make it more efficient, and how? Waste and inefficiency is marbled into state agencies. One has to attack the problems on a job-by-job basis, so the challenge really belongs to managers in the executive and judicial branch, not legislators. Legislators need to avoid tying the hands of managers, which we do, for example, in the judicial branch, limiting the flexibility of court managers …
Friday, December 9, 2011
Boston Globe pinpoints Belmont's state rep's "history of creative thinking about making government more effective, honest, and transparent."
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
The final four - Brownsberger, Hecht, McCarthy and Schofield – prepare to address Belmont.
In a race with no incumbent, the four candidates running for the Second Suffolk and Middlesex State Senate seat – who will meet at a Candidate's Forum tonight at the Chenery Middle School at 7:30 p.m. – have split into two groups. Current state representatives Will Brownsberger of Belmont and Jonathan Hecht of Watertown touting their experience on Beacon Hill, and former state firefighters union president Bob McCarthy and Brighton attorney Tim Schofield talking about ways they would shake up things in Senate. The candidates got their first chance to face each other in public last Tuesday night at a candidate forum run and hosted by the Church of the Good Shepherd in Watertown. The district includes all of Watertown and Belmont and parts of…
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Belmont resident and state representative vows concrete legislative progress as state senator.
Saturday, December 3, 2011
As the Dec. 13 special election approaches, I'd like to summarize what I bring to my candidacy for state senate – a deep commitment to making government work for the people, the skills, experience and vision to deliver on that commitment and a record of results to offer as proof. Eight years building financial back-office software taught me how deeply technology can change organizations. It also taught me how tough the business world is and how rapidly business organizations have to change in order to survive. Public sector organizations should not be exempt. Nine years running the Town of Belmont as a Selectman taught me to think long-term and to recognize financial limits. I built a long-term financial plan and fought for more resources …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Belmont State Rep. critical of proposed mandatory life sentence for habitual offenders.