Make Your Voice Count for Public Education
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
- 6 Reasons Why Educators Are Excited About Kamala Harris
- Compare the Candidates on the Biggest Issues Impacting Public Education and Our Students
- Joe Biden: The NEA Interview
Photos are courtesy of the Biden for President campaign and the NEA.
Ed Markey for U.S. Senate
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.
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.
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.
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
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.