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Lewis, Medeiros Win Special State Senate Primaries

The two will face each other for the 5th Middlesex District seat on Tuesday, April 1.

State Rep. Jason Lewis and Melrose Alderman-at-Large Monica Medeiros.
State Rep. Jason Lewis and Melrose Alderman-at-Large Monica Medeiros.

State Rep. Jason Lewis, a Democrat from Winchester, and Monica Medeiros, a Republican and alderman-at-large in Melrose, won their respective special state senate primaries Tuesday in the 5th Middlesex District.

Lewis announced his victory shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday.

In the Democratic primary, Lewis earned more than 42 percent of the vote to defeat State Rep. Christopher Fallon, of Malden, and Anthony Guardia, an attorney from Wakefield who is the director of development at the non-profit HomeStart, which works to end and prevent homelessness.

Medeiros was unopposed in the Republican primary.

The 5th Middlesex District covers Malden, Melrose, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield and precincts 1, 2, 3 and 8 in Winchester. Now U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark vacated the state senate seat, after winning now U.S. Sen. Ed Markey’s former congressional seat in a special election.

Lewis and Medeiros will face each other for the seat on Tuesday, April 1.

Lewis has served in the Massachusetts House for five years.

BAV March 05, 2014 at 03:22 PM
The Citizens United was perhaps the worst decision by the supreme court in ages. I am glad he is against that awful decision. However, it is not subject to reinterpretation by the legislative branch--at the state level no less. Unless the SCOTUS decides to rehear a similar case, it is decided law which can not be repealed. I see what you mean by low information voters!
dan March 05, 2014 at 07:27 PM
The citizens’ united decision came about because of the McCain-Feingold Bill, also know as the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002. The case arose in 2007, when Citizens United, a grass-roots membership organization, sought to broadcast a film critical of Hillary Clinton, then a candidate for president. The Federal Election Commission deemed the film too critical to be shown in the weeks before an election; if Citizens United had broadcast it, its officers would have been subject to prosecution and potential imprisonment for up to five years.
EJ March 07, 2014 at 08:13 AM
Others from Beacon Hill say that Jason Lewis has rarely uttered a word in his whole 5 years in the House. Just a partisan good ol' boy.
swimmom March 07, 2014 at 06:36 PM
He sure hasn't responded to his constituents! I wouldn't be surprised to hear that he doesn't speak on Beacon Hill either!
dan March 08, 2014 at 08:24 AM
State Rep. Jason Lewis is a hammer for the unions. As a “progressive lawmaker,” he enforced the ancient rule that government workers union dues be forced from their pay check. The government worker cannot have the freedom and choice to pay union dues on their own as they would any other service or goods. Rep Lewis is rental property of union bosses.

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