Campaign notebook: Comerford lands Franklin County endorsements; Domb to meet with constiutents over coffee; Hine to kick off campaign

  • Jo Comerford

Published: 6/20/2018 9:36:31 PM
Franklin County politicians endorse Comerford

GREENFIELD — Five Franklin County elected officials endorsed Jo Comerford of Northampton, a write-in candidate for the Democratic nomination for the Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester state Senate district, in Greenfield Thursday morning.

Franklin County Sheriff Christopher Donelan, Franklin County Register of Probate John Merrigan, Franklin County Superior Court Clerk of Courts Susan Emond, Franklin County Register of Deeds Scott Cote, and Greenfield Town Council President Karen “Rudy” Renaud endorsed Comerford at an event outside the Franklin County Justice Center.

Comerford, a former MoveOn.org director, is one of six candidates running for the Democratic nomination for the Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester District. Of these candidates, only women’s rights advocate and educator Chelsea Kline will be on the ballot. The other four write-in candidates are Northampton City Council President Ryan O’Donnell, Central Hampshire Veterans’ Services Director Steven Connor of Northampton, attorney David J. Murphy of Amherst, and University of Massachusetts Amherst employee David Morin of Amherst.

The primary will take place on Sept. 4.

Domb to meet with constituents

AMHERST — Mindy Domb of Amherst, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the 3rd Hampshire District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, has announced the beginning of “Common Grounds: Coffee and Conversation with Mindy.”

These events will give people the opportunity to meet Domb at local coffee shops and discuss priorities and concerns with her, and to learn more about Domb.

The June schedule for these events will be from 8 to 9 a.m. at Cushman Market & Cafe in Amherst on Friday; from 8 to 9 a.m at The Black Sheep in Amherst on June 25; 8 to 9 a.m. at Kelly’s Restaurant in Amherst on June 27; and 8 to 9 a.m. at Cushman Market & Cafe on June 29.

Domb, the executive director of the Amherst Survival Center, is running against Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee Chair Eric Nakajima of Amherst for the Democratic nomination.

The primary will take place on Sept. 4.

The winner will face Rep. Solomon Goldstein-Rose of Amherst, who is unenrolled, in the general election in November.

The 3rd Hampshire District covers Amherst, Pelham and part of Granby.

Hine to hold kickoff event Saturday

HADLEY — John Hine, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for the 2nd Hampshire District in the Massachsuetts House of Representatives, will hold his campaign kickoff event Saturday.

The event will take place at the Hadley American Legion, which is located at 162 Russell St., and will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. It will feature a cash bar, music provided by Moose and the Hightops and catering by Olde Towne Caterers.

Hine, a former South Hadley selectman, is running against former Granby School Committee Member Marie McCourt and Easthampton City Councilor Dan Carey.

The primary will take place on Sept. 4.

The 2nd Hampshire District covers Easthampton, Hadley, South Hadley and part of Granby.


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