Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Democratic State Rep. Marty Walz easily fends of Republican challenger Brad Marston.
Incumbent Democratic State Rep. Marty Walz, who represents the 8th Suffolk district which includes much of western Beacon Hill, trounced her challenger, Republican Brad Marston, by garnering nearly 70 percent of the vote in Boston, according to the City's Election Department, and a whopping 77 percent of the vote in both Boston and Cambridge, according to Walz herself. But this election year represented a first for both Walz and Marston: It was the first election Walz has ever ran against an opponent and the first election Marston has ever run in at all. "No politician from dog catcher to governor should run unopposed. I looked at my incumbent and she has never had a serious challenger," said Marston from his home at 90 Beacon St. on …
Rep. Marty Walz beat him, but what's next for Tea Party candidate and Beacon Hiller Brad Marston?
Republican and so-called Tea Party candidate Brad Marston was chipper and relaxed at his post-election party Tuesday night, hosted at his home on 90 Beacon St. (with a little help from his mother who also lives at that address). Even after bringing his laptop into the den to track the unofficial election results at 9 p.m., Marston's mood was only slightly pensive. Of course incumbent Democrat Marty Walz beat out Marston for state representative from the 8th Suffolk district, with nearly 70 percent of the votes in Boston, according to the City's Election Department, and 77 percent of votes in Boston and Cambridge, Walz herself reported. But Marston had realistic expectations all along. "I'm realistic. This is a tough district. I would say…
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Winning Democrat Rep. Marty Walz parties with supporters in the Back Bay; Republican candidate Brad Marson holds out hope in Beacon Hill.
The winners and the losers in Beacon Hill celebrate the end of a long campaign. Felled Republican candidate Brad Marston looks to his next project while victorious Democratic Rep. Marty Walz turns her focus to what needs done in the legislature.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Incumbent candidate for State Rep. Marty Walz chatted with Beacon Hillers about the campaign and her goals at a small house party Wednesday night.
(First in a series on the state rep. race. Next up: An interview with Republican candidate Brad Marston.) Massachusetts State Rep. Marty Walz (D-8th Suffolk) was relaxed and upbeat Wednesday night at a small house party on Phillips St., as she explained her reasons for running for reelection and urged the notoriously absent voters of Beacon Hill to get to the ballot box on Nov. 2. "I'm counting down: the election will be over in 13 days and two minutes and it can't come soon enough," Walz said, glancing at her wrist watch. Walz is running against Republican candidate and Beacon Hill resident Brad Marston for her seat as representative of the eighth Suffolk district -- a district she's served for the past five years. Walz, who is …