“Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.”
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt ~

Each election is a unique moment to use your right to vote for the individuals you believe will best represent you. There are plenty of options in the upcoming State Primary on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, especially with the retirement of Representative Niki Tsongas.

Listed are all the candidates that we can vote for in Ayer, MA of ALL parties, because the Ayer DTC believes that we all have a civic responsibility to have our voice heard.

US 3rd Massachusetts Congressional District

Currently Niki Tsongas, who has decided not to run again.

Watch the past debates

Jeff Ballinger- Democrat

https://ballingerforcongress.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Ballinger4MA3rd/

Alexandra Chandler- Democrat

https://www.alexandrachandler.com/
https://www.facebook.com/ChandlerForCongress/
https://twitter.com/a_chandler

Abhijit Das- Democrat

https://www.dasforcongress.com/
https://www.facebook.com/dasforcongress/
https://twitter.com/beejdas
https://www.instagram.com/beejdas/

Rufus Gifford- Democrat

https://rufusgifford.com/
https://www.facebook.com/rufusgifford
https://twitter.com/rufusgifford
https://www.instagram.com/rufusgifford/

Leonard Golder- Democrat

No Official Site Was Found

Rick Green- Republican

https://www.rickgreenforma.com/
https://www.facebook.com/RickGreenForCongress/
https://twitter.com/RickGreenMA
https://www.instagram.com/rickgreenforma/

Dan Koh- Democrat

https://koh2018.com/
https://www.facebook.com/kohforcongress/
https://twitter.com/dank
https://www.instagram.com/kohforcongress/

Barbara L'italien- Democrat

https://teambarbara.com/
https://www.facebook.com/teambarbara
https://twitter.com/teambarbara
https://www.instagram.com/teambarbarama/

Juana Matias- Democrat

https://juanamatias.com/
https://www.facebook.com/JuanaBMatias/
https://twitter.com/juana_b_matias
https://www.instagram.com/juanamatiasforcongress/

Bopha Malone- Democrat

https://bophaforcongress.com/
https://www.facebook.com/bophaforcongress/
https://twitter.com/bophamalone/
https://www.instagram.com/bophamalone/

Lori Trahan- Democrat

https://loritrahan.com/
https://www.facebook.com/loriforuscongress/
https://twitter.com/LoriUSCongress
https://www.instagram.com/loriforuscongress/

1st Middlesex State Congress (Precinct 1)

Note that the 1st Middlesex State Congress Seat only covers Precinct 1 in Ayer.

Incumbent- Sheila Harrington- Republican

https://repharrington.com/
https://www.facebook.com/repharrington/
https://twitter.com/repharrington

37th Middlesex State Congress (Precinct 2)

Note that the 37th Middlesex State Congress only covers Precinct 2 in Ayer.

Incumbent- Jen Benson- Democrat

https://jenbenson.org/
https://www.facebook.com/RepJenBenson/

Governor's Council District 3

Watch the debate between candidates in Arlington on July 23rd. 

Incumbent- Marilyn Petitto Devaney

http://reelectmarilyn.net/

https://www.facebook.com/marilyn.petittodevaney

Nick Carter

https://nickcarter.org/

https://www.facebook.com/nickcarterma/

Ballot Questions

Question 1

Massachusetts Question 1, Nurse-Patient Assignment Limits Initiative is on the ballot in Massachusetts as an indirect initiated state statute on November 6, 2018. You can read the petition here

yes vote is a vote in favor of establishing patient assignment limits for registered nurses working in hospitals.

no vote is a vote against establishing patient assignment limits for registered nurses working in hospitals.

For More Information: Full PetitionBallotpedia, WGBH

Question 2

Massachusetts Question 2, an initiative to create an advisory commission for amendments to the U.S. Constitution regarding corporate personhood and political spending is on the ballot in Massachusetts as an indirect initiated state statute on November 6, 2018. You can read the full petition here

yes vote is a vote in favor of establishing a 15-member citizens' commission to advocate for certain amendments to the United States Constitution regarding campaign finance and corporate personhood.

no vote is a vote against creating a 15-member citizens' commission to advocate for certain amendments to the United States Constitution regarding campaign finance and corporate personhood.

For More Information: Full Petition, Ballotpedia, American Promise

Question 3

Massachusetts Question 3, Gender Identity Anti-Discrimination Veto Referendum is on the ballot in Massachusetts as a veto referendum on November 6, 2018. Read the full Senate Bill 2407 that was passed in 2016 here

"yes" vote supports upholding Senate Bill 2407, a bill to prohibit discrimination based on gender identity in public places—such as hotels, restaurants, and stores.

"no" vote opposes SB 2407 and repeals the law designed to prohibit discrimination based on gender identity in public places—such as hotels, restaurants, and stores.

For More Information: Full Senate Bill 2407, Ballotpedia