|Just some of our winning candidates|
To the Editor:
Most of Dave Pepin’s February 16 article, “Republicans trying to revive party in Charlestown,” was quite accurate, as well as interesting reading, but as Chair of the Charlestown Democratic Town Committee, I must correct the mistaken impression that our Committee only managed to get two Democrats elected to office in 2012.
The CDTC endorsed ten candidates and five of those candidates won. Topping our ticket was Rep. Donna Walsh who won by the widest margin of her political career. She was also the highest vote-getter in Charlestown. Ironically, she won over Tina Jackson who features in the article as having been recruited by state GOP chair Mark Zaccaria to somehow “reorganize” the town Republicans, without even consulting them.
We also provided the winning margin that elected Cathie Cool Rumsey as the new State Senator representing District 34. She defeated two-term Republican incumbent Frank Maher.
We elected Paula Andersen to the Town Council with the second highest vote total, Brandon Cleary to the Planning Commission and Henry Walsh as Town Moderator.