OPEN SEAT: Paul Casey – 31st Middlesex

Democrat Paul Casey has retired from his 31st Middlesex House seat, which includes all of Winchester and most of Stoneham. Republican Brian O’Connor, a Winchester Selectman, has taken out nomination papers.

The Democrats have a primary between businessman Jason Lewis and Stoneham Town Moderator Mike Rotondi. Rotondi was penalized by the Massachusetts Ethics Commission in 2005 for violating state ethics law, when he “orchestrated a pay raise for himself while serving as Stoneham Town Moderator in May 2003 in violation of state law regarding the conduct of public officials in financial matters.”…

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