According to the WXTK News Radio Patrick Foran will run for State Representative in the 1st Barnstable district. Current Representative Cleon Turner is a 3 term incumbent with $18,795.23 cash on hand according to his 2008 year end report with the OCPF.
Patrick Foran currently serves as the chairman of the Yarmouth finance committee. He is former President of the Harwich Dennis Rotary Club and currently serves as a board member of Cape and Island Chapter of the American Red Cross. More information can be found on his Facebook page and on his campaign web page.
The First Barnstable district is one of the most Republican in the state consisting of the towns of Brewster and Dennis, and precincts 1, 2, 4 and 7, of the town of Yarmouth.
In 2004, Republican State Representative Thomas George retired creating an open seat. Cleon Turner defeated Republican Richard Neitz by a 51% to 49% margin. In 2006, the same two candidates had a rematch with Turner winning by a 52% to 48% margin. In 2008, he was unopposed.
MORE BELOW THE FOLD….
Brewster: 3,897 to 2,531
Dennis: 5,197 to 4,096
Yarmouth: 7,504 to 6,163, 4/7: 4,288 to 3,522
TOTAL 13,382 to 10,149 (est.)
TOTAL 56.9% to 43.1% (est.)
Brewster: 2,187 + 395 to 2,495 + 136
Dennis: 3,472 + 683 to 3,522 + 186
Yarmouth: 4,964 + 1,178 to 4,753 + 214, 4/7: 2,837 + 673 to 2,716 + 122
TOTAL (est.) 8,496 to + 1,751 to 8,733 + 444 = 19,435
TOTAL (est.) 43.7% + 9.0% to 45.0% + 2.3%
The Percentages here are only among the Obama and McCain votes and do not include the 3rd party candidates. Yarmouth numbers are estimated because I do not have precinct level data.
In 2008, McCain lost by 26% statewide, but only 12.8% in the First Barnstable district. In 2006, Kerry Healy lost by 21% statewide, but only 1.3% in the district. If the Mihos and Ross numbers are included, “conservative” leaning candidates lost to “liberal” candidates 16% statewide, but won by 5.4% in the district.