Carolyn Dykema, the former head of the Holliston Planning Board, won handily over Ed Mills, who had the backing of various Boston-based unions but not the locals. The margin was 79% to 21%. Carolyn’s been backed by the Sierra Club and the Massachusetts League of Conservation Voters for her progressive thinking about community development and environmental protection. She’s smart, hardworking, and knows the needs of our district backwards and forwards.
Now we’re in for a real fight. The Republican opponent is Dan Haley, whose major claim to fame is his work as counsel to Kerry Healy. Dan’s got $55K in the bank — which is a huge amount in a suburban district. The Republicans really want to keep this district and are willing to spend to do it. (Bill Weld will be walking precincts with Dan — insert snarky comments here.)
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