While posts about Syria and Colorado are interesting, as a Democratic learning website we might be interested in noting that Democrats sweep the 3 Special State Representative elections yesterday.
In the 12th Suffolk State Reps final Democrat Dan Cullinane beat two independent candidates with 75% of the vote (1684-435-119) to take Linda Dorcena Forry’s open seat. Dan was an aide to Marty Walsh at the State House and worked as a Wage Inspector for the Attorney General’s Fair Labor and Business Practices Division. Cullinane is the son of a Teamsters Union President.
In the 16th Worcester Special State Reps race Dan Donahue, son of the Carpenters Business Rep for Worcester, current staffer for Mayor Petty and former staffer for Tim Murray beat his Republican opponent 64% to 36% (1609 – 910). His opponent said she wanted to be a State Rep in the Shauna O’Connell mold.
In the Special State Reps race for the 6th Bristol District Democrat Carole Fiola beat her Republican opponent 2861-2536.
The election of the “Dans” is a very nice win for Organized Labor and the Massachusetts AFL-CIO. Two strong, pro-worker State Representatives were elected at a time when some are trying to write Labor’s obit.