I want to encourage voters in the 3rd and 6th Council districts to support the Democratic incumbents, Marilyn Devaney and Mike Callahan, for reelection. Both are strong supporters of judicial independence and opponents of the Romney-Healey Administration.
Callahan is a supporter of marriage equality and opponent of Kerry Healey’s plan to end tenure for judges. He is being challenged by a conservative radio talk show personality, Ted Sarandis, self-styled leader of the “Ted Nation.” Sarandis has made attacks on so-called activist judges the centerpiece of his campaign. He stridently opposes judicial independence, and the Goodridge decision in particular. He is in synch with the Romney-Healey crowd in his disdain for jurists like Margaret Marshall. He would be a regressive force if elected.
Marilyn Devaney, who is facing a write-in challenge, is also a stalwart supporter of judicial independence. She has shown spunk and leadership in her willingness to challenge Kerry Healey’s chairmanship of the Council, resisting efforts to reduce the Council to a mere rubber stamp for Romney.
Callahan and Devaney are both supporters of Deval Patrick. I urge folks to vote Democratic in the 3rd and 6th District Council races.
Chairperson, the Greater Boston Lesbian/Gay Political Alliance 1988-1994