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MTA-recommended candidates 

The MTA is recommending these candidates in the 2020 General Election.

Please don't forget to vote by Tuesday, November 3. 

 

President & Vice President

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for President and Vice President

Biden
Harris

Jill, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris wearing masks

Biden

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Photos are courtesy of the Biden for President campaign and the NEA.

U.S. Senate

Ed Markey for U.S. Senate

Markey with Kids

MTA Leadership Live with Sen. Markey

U.S. House

McGovern 
Jim McGovern
2nd Congressional
Clark 
Katherine Clark 
5th Congressional
Pressley 
Ayanna Pressley 
7th Congressional
Keating 
Bill Keating
9th Congressional

MTA-recommended candidates in uncontested U.S. House races are Richard Neal (D-Springfield) in the 1st Congressional District and Lori Trahan (D-Westford) in the 3rd Congressional District.

Mass. Senate

Gobi 
Anne Gobi 
(D-Spencer)
Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire & Middlesex
Moran 
Susan Moran
(D-Falmouth)
Plymouth & Barnstable
Patrick O'Connor 
Patrick O'Connor
(R- Weymouth)
Plymouth & Norfolk
Rebecca_Rausch 
Becca Rausch
(D-Needham)
Norfolk, Bristol & Middlesex
Velis 
John Velis
(D-Westfield)
2nd Hampden & Hampshire

MTA-recommended candidates in uncontested Senate races are Mike Brady (D-Brockton) in the 2nd Plymouth and Bristol District; Sonia Chang-Díaz (D-Jamaica Plain) in the 2nd Suffolk District; James Eldridge (D-Acton) in the Middlesex and Worcester District; Paul Feeney (D-Foxborough) in the Bristol and Norfolk District; Adam Gomez (D-Springfield) in the Hampden District; Pat Jehlen (D-Somerville) in the 2nd Middlesex District; and Walter Timilty (D-Milton) in the Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth District.

Mass. House

Busser
Deb Busser
(D-Groton)
1st Middlesex
Cutler
Josh Cutler
(D-Pembroke)
6th Plymouth
Dever 
Jim Dever 
(D-Sandwich)
5th Barnstable
Dockter 
Emmanuel Dockter 
(D-Hanover)
5th Plymouth
Doherty 
Carol Doherty 
(D-Taunton)
3rd Bristol
Eckert 
Christina Eckert 
(D-Boxford)
2nd Essex
Garlo 
Matt Garlo
(D-Westfield)
4th Hampden
Gentile 
Carmine Gentile 
(D-Sudbury)
13th Middlesex
Higgins 
Natalie Higgins 
(D-Leominster)
4th Worcester
Kearney 
Patrick Kearney 
(D-Scituate)
4th Plymouth
Kerans 
Sally Kerans 
(D-Danvers)
13th Essex
Kilcoyne 
Meg Kilcoyne 
(D-Northborough)
12th Worcester
Kushmerek 
Mike Kushmerek
(D-Fitchburg)
3rd Worcester
LaNatra 
Kathy LaNatra 
(D-Kingston)
12th Plymouth
Murphy 
James Murphy 
(D-Weymouth)
4th Norfolk
Nguyen 
Tram Nguyen 
(D-Andover)
18th Essex
Oliveira 
Jake Oliveira 
(D-Ludlow)
7th Hampden
Parisella 
Jerry Parisella 
(D-Beverly) 
6th Essex
Ramos 
Orlando Ramos 
(D-Springfield)
9th Hampden
Robertson 
Dave Robertson
(D-Tewksbury)
19th Middlesex
Roche 
Brendan Roche 
(D-Mansfield)
1st Bristol
Rogers 
John Rogers 
(D-Norwood)
12th Norfolk
Scanlon 
Adam Scanlon 
(D-North Attleborough)
14th Bristol
Sena 
Dan Sena 
(D-Acton)
37th Middlesex
Stanley 
Tom Stanley 
(D-Waltham)
9th Middlesex
Williams 
Bud Williams 
(D-Springfield)
11th Hampden

MTA-recommended candidates in uncontested House races are Christine Barber (D-Somerville) in the 34th Middlesex District; Mike Connolly (D-Cambridge) in the 26th Middlesex District; Michelle DuBois (D-Brockton) in the 10th Plymouth District; Pat Duffy (D-Holyoke) in the 5th Hampden District; Nika Elugardo (D-Jamaica Plain) in the 15th Suffolk District; Brandy Fluker Oakley (D-Mattapan) in the 12th Suffolk District; Jim Hawkins (D-Attleboro) in the 2nd Bristol District; Vanna Howard (D-Lowell) in the 17th Middlesex District; Jack Lewis (D-Framingham) in the 7th Middlesex District; Joan Meschino (D-Hull) in the 3rd Plymouth District; Steve Owens (D-Watertown) in the 29th Middlesex District; Ted Philips (D-Sharon) in the 8th Norfolk District; Maria Robinson (D-Framingham) in the 6th Middlesex District; Dave Rogers (D-Cambridge) in the 24th Middlesex District; Steve Ultrino (D-Malden) in the 33rd Middlesex District; and Erika Uyterhoeven (D-Somerville) in the 27th Middlesex District.

Ranked-Choice Voting

MTA supports initiative calling for ranked-choice voting

The MTA is recommending a “yes” vote on the ballot initiative calling for ranked-choice voting to be implemented in Massachusetts

Yes on 2

At its meeting on Oct. 17, the association’s Board of Directors voted to support the measure.

The initiative, Question 2 on this year’s state ballot, would implement a system in which voters rank one or more candidates by order of preference. Votes would be counted in rounds, eliminating candidates with the lowest votes until one candidate has received a majority.

Ranked-choice voting would be used in primary and general elections for all Massachusetts statewide offices, state legislative offices, federal congressional offices, and certain other offices after Jan. 1, 2022. It would not be used in elections for president, county commissioner or regional district school committee member.

Yes on 2