Thursday, September 6, 2012
Tom Tierney topped fellow Republicans Frank Addivinola and Jeff Semon Thursday.
Framingham's Tom Tierney is the Republican selection for the Massachusetts 5th district seat in Congress, the AP reports. Tierney, a 69-year-old actuary consultant, topped fellow Republicans Frank Addivinola of Malden and Jeff Semon of Lexington. He will face incumbent Ed Markey, who has served 18 straight terms in Washington, in the general election in November. According to the AP, Tierney received 42 percent of the vote, Addivinola placed second with 31 percent and Semon received 28 percent. A total of 11,539 ballots were cast in fifth district primary. Tierney previously ran for in Congress in 2010, losing in the Republican primary to Gerry Dembrowski in the primary. Dembroski went on to lose to Markey. An official from Tierney's camp …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Here is some information to get you through Wednesday, Aug. 29.
1. Today is going to be all sunshine with a high of 76 degrees and a low of 56, according to the National Weather Service. 2. State Rep. candidate John DePinto is hosting a virtual fireside chat at 8 p.m. on his Facebook and Twitter pages. It will be streamed live to the public through his Facebook page. Constituents will have the opportunity to interact with DePinto and ask questions using Facebook Chat or the Twitter hashtag #JDPFiresideChat. Check here for more information. 3. First Church of Christ Scientist has its weekly testimony meeting at 8 p.m. Everyone is invited to join with the singing of hymns, lively conversation on a current topic and readings from the Bible and from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. 4. Flags …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Jeff Semon and Frank Addivinola face off in Sept. 6's primary for the right to challenge Democratic Congressman Ed Markey. Here's how their campaign finances look.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Jeff Semon is ahead of fellow Republican Frank Addivinola when it comes to fundraising in the Massachusetts 5th Congressional District race, but both have a long way to go before they match the fundraising prowess of 35-year Democratic Incumbent Ed Markey. According to the Federal Election Commission, from April 1, 2011, through June 30, 2012, Semon raised $21,086 in contributions and took out no loans. Meanwhile, Addivinola raised $6,810 in contributions between Jan. 1 and June 30 of this year, and took out $8,870 in loans. Both candidates are in the black on their financial sheets. Semon has spent $17,772 on operating his campaign, while Addivinola has spent $1,200 on operating his campaign and $5,634 in loan repayments. Markey far …
Saturday, July 28, 2012
A Lexington Republican seeking to unseat Democrat Ed Markey in the 5th District, Jeff Semon says "common sense knows no language or ethnic barrier," in announcing the launch of jeffen2012.com
During campaign season, candidates choose their words wisely. And Lexington Republican Jeff Semon, a congressional candidate in Massachusetts' Fifth District, hopes one letter can make a difference as he attempts to unseat Democrat Ed Markey. In an attempt to reach more residents in more communities, Semon has launched jeffen2012.com, a Spanish language campaign website he says is the first by a major candidate in Massachusetts. His standard website is jeffin2012.com. “Today is the beginning of the end of empty promises and political pandering to the voters of Massachusetts’ 5th District.” Semon said in a statment. The website debut, a move touted by party officials, came earlier this month in Framingham when Semon partnered with Mary Z. …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
U.S. Rep. Ed Markey is under fire in a fundraising video from Republican challenger Jeff Semon of Lexington.
For many months now, Lexington Republican Jeff Semon has had his sights set on Congressman Ed Markey’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. But now the Malden Democrat is the target of Semon’s latest Web ad, released Tuesday. The video, titled “Why Washington is Broken,” casts Markey as driving the ideological divide between Democrats and Republicans with extreme views and rhetoric. “Ed Markey is the most divisive member of the House of Representatives and all Americans need to be made aware of the damage he is doing to our country,” Semon says in a press release announcing the video. “As I mentioned in the video, we need solutions in Washington, not slander.” The press release – which reminds voters that Markey was elected to his …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Jeff Semon, a financial consultant looking to wrest the 7th District from Medford Democrat Ed Markey, met with Patch at the Battle Green in Lexington to introduce himself and his platform.
Inexperience is not often considered a strength, but political newcomer Jeff Semon believes the fact that he’s never held office could be an asset in his quest to claim a U.S. Congressional seat in 2012. A 34-year-old financial consultant from Lexington, Semon has his sights set on U.S. Rep. Ed Markey, the Medford Democrat who has represented the 7th District since 1976, the year in which his Republican challenger was born. “I think we can clearly see where career politicians have brought us,” said Semon (pronounced Simone). “It’s time for people who have experience in everyday life, and know what it takes to get through the real world, rather than the world down in D.C. It’s more important now than ever that everyday citizens get involved…