Friday, February 15, 2013
Belmont Democrat announced he would run for Congress if Markey wins the race for U.S. Senate.
State Sen. Will Brownsberger has set his sights on Washington, if the opportunity to run for U.S. Congress arises. Sen. Brownsberger told Patch on Friday that if current U.S. Rep. Markey wins John Kerry's Senate seat, he would launch a campaign to run for Markey's seat. "Yes, definitely, if he is elected, I will be running for that seat," he said. Brownsberger said that he hasn't always had his eye on running for Congress, but the possible opportunity to do so is too good to pass up. "Honestly, I really love the job I have in the state senate and I feel very good about the work I'm doing there, and I'm making a lot of progress," he said. "But it is the kind of thing that happens once in my political lifetime and when I thought about …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Democrat Will Brownsberger wins the Second Suffolk and Middlesex state senate seat.
Belmont Democrat Will Brownsberger won the Second Suffolk and Middlesex state senate race over Watertown Republican Steven Aylward Tuesday night, according to unofficial election results. Brownsberger, who was elected to the state senate in January 2012, netted 15,966 votes to Aylward's 4,079, or 20 percent of the vote, according to results on the City of Boston website. In Watertown, Brownsberger picked up 11,021 votes, with Aylward getting 4,199. The district includes all of Belmont, Watertown and part of Boston, including the Back Bay, the Fenway, Kenmore Square, Allston and Brighton. "I'm very grateful for the overwhelming support that voters gave me," he said. "I'm looking forward to diligently serving the community." Aylward is …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Deadline is Sept. 7 to nominate candidate for citizen's legislature.
State Sen. Will Brownsberger is seeking volunteers. No, not to go on some secret mission or join him on some marathon trek, but for the opportunity to witness the inner workings of state legislative government. Brownsberger is given the opportunity to nominate one constituent to participate in the 69th Citizens' Legislative Seminar to be held Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 15 and 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the State House. “The Citizens’ Legislative Seminar is a great opportunity for residents to get a firsthand look at how the legislative process works, and have a better understanding of state government,” said Brownsberger. “I encourage my constituents to apply to this two-day seminar.” The deadline to nominate yourself or others is Sept…
Friday, June 15, 2012
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Belmont.
As we look ahead to November’s elections, Belmont Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Here are five that locals are already talking about: Mitt Romney and President Obama for the big one: Mitt and Anne have been Belmont residents for nearly 40 years and still own a town house up on McLean so we'll be following our neighbor as he runs for the White House. Sen. Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren who wants his job: When he ran for Senate, Brown received surprising support in this normally solid Democrat-leaning town in January 2010. (And his daughter opens the Payson Park Music Festival for the third year running but no one is complaining.) Professor Warren is from next door Cambridge and reportedly…
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 …
Friday, March 16, 2012
The buses will run from Center, says Brownsberger. Yet expect shared sacrifice to pay for it.
Come July 1, the buses through Belmont Center will continue to run and the commuter rail will make stops at the town's two stations on its scheduled runs. But riders will be paying a higher toll for those services, said State Sen. Will Brownsberger at a community meeting held at the Belmont Town Hall Thursday night, March 15. And not only those who use the T to commute to work or travel around Boston will bear a higher cost burden to help cut the $161 million shortfall facing the regional transportation authority. In his long-range view, Brownsberger told a small but dedicated group of MBTA users that attended the meeting in the Selectmen's Room that the best approach in his view is to increase the state's gas tax with the revenue directed…
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The state senator will be leading a public meeting tonight, Thursday, March 15 at Belmont Town Hall.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
My views about the MBTA’s proposed service cuts and fare increases have been evolving. Over the past two months, I have spent hours listening to riders testify in hearings conducted by the MBTA. In addition, I have heard directly from and responded to roughly 200 constituents expressing concerns. The experience has adjusted my thinking about the prospect of service cuts. Initially, I saw the MBTA’s public process as just one more example of the usual painful budget process we have been going through at the federal, state and local level during the last few years of financial pressure: We determine that demands exceed resources. We inform the public. We look for resources. We prioritize demands based on public input. We close the gap …
Friday, February 24, 2012
A video roundup of the area's latest developments for Feb. 18-24.
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Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Belmont residents to have leading roles in race to fill Tolman's seat; meeting public in October.
State Rep. Will Brownsberger has named a high-power campaign team to run his campaign to fill the remaining term of state Sen. Steven Tolman (2nd Suffolk & Middlesex) who is expected to accept the presidency of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, according to a press release from the Liberty Square Group, the bipartisan government relations firm with offices in Washington D.C. and Boston. Included on the team are Belmont residents Kate Foster, who will become campaign manager, finance Chairman Eric Steinert – who is on the board of directors of the Belmont Media Center – and Scott Ferson of the Liberty Square Group who will manage the campaign’s communications. The campaign, which reportedly raised $10,000 in the past week, will begin meeting the …