Steven Levy is running for State Representative in the 4th Middlesex district. Democrat Fresham Danielle Gregoire was first elected in 2008 with just 48% of the vote and is arguably the most vulnerable Democrat incumbent in the entire state. According to OCPF, Steven Levy already has a sizable money advantage. Gregoire has just $2,783.88 and Steven Levy has $12,249.88 according to their 2009 year end reports with OCPF. He’ll need this and much more as Gregoire will again receive extensive funding and outside support from special interest groups (see below).
Steven Levy is serving in his third term as as At-Large city councilor in Marlborough. He currently represents 14 of the district’s 16 precincts. In 2009, Steven Levy finished in 2nd place out of 8 candidates trailing only City Council President Aurthur Vigeant. In 2008, he was defeated by Jamie Eldridge for State Senate in the closest Senate race in the State. Steven Levy won his Rep district in that race by a 54.1% to 45.9% margin. Levy has been a strong advocate for fiscal responsibility, controlled spending, lower taxes and smaller government at the local level and is probably best know for drafting and passing Marlborough’s toughest-in-the-state sex offender ordinance.
Steven Levy works as a public accountant and has an MBA. He has served as President of the Friends of Marlborough Seniors and as a coordinator and fundraiser for the United Way. More information can be found on his campaign website StevenLevy.org or his facebook page.
In 2008, Gregoire defeated Vigeant by a 48% to 44% margin. Unenrolled candidate Joe Valianti spent $0.00 during the general election, moved out of the district, and received 8% of the vote. Danielle Gregorie was a top priority for Beacon Hill special interests. Her campaign received $6,922.58 from the Massachusetts Teachers Association and $15,289.81 from the SEIU in third party independent expenditures alone. Since then, Gregoire has made a number of unpopular moves. She voted for indicted speaker Sal DiMasi, took a pay raise, voted for Deval’s tax hikes, and changed the rules to create the Kirk appointment to the United States Senate.
The 4th Middlesex district is a very good district for a Republican. It consists Marlborough, Berlin and Southboro precinct 1. Scott Brown carried each town in the district by at least 15% and won every precinct.
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Marlborough: 6,817 to 5,037
Berlin: 825 to 538
Southborough (P.1): 935 to 678
TOTAL: 8577 to 6253
TOTAL: 57.8% to 42.2%
Scott Brown won by 5% statewide, but won by 15.6% in the 4th Middlesex.
Marlborough: 9,345 to 6,506
Berlin: 867 to 712
Southborough: 3,192 to 2,375, 1/3: 1,064 to 792
TOTAL (est): 11,276 to 8,010
TOTAL (est): 58.5% to 41.5%
John McCain lost by 26% statewide, but only 17.0% in the 4th Middlesex.
Marlborough: 4,675 + 941 vs 5,824 + 225
Berlin: 567 + 96 vs 561 + 42
Southborough: 1,887 + 285 vs 2,082 + 79, 1/3: 629 + 95 vs 695 + 26
TOTAL: 5,871 + 1,132 vs 7,080 + 293
TOTAL: 40.8% + 7.9% vs 49.2% + 2.0%
Kerry Healy lost by 21% statewide, but only 8.4% in the 4th Middlesex. If the Mihos and Ross numbers are included, “conservative” leaning candidates lost to “liberal” candidates 16% statewide, but only 3.5% in the 4th Middlesex.
The Percentages here are only among the candidates listed. I have precinct level data for Southborough in the Scott Brown victory, but not the other races and used estimate based on town level data.
Please read the other candidates and distrcits I have profiled for the 2010 elections.
Brad Marston State Representative, 8th Suffolk.
Steve Adam State Representative, 2nd Franklin.
Kurt Hayes State Representative, 37th Middlesex.
Kara Fratto State Representative, 30th Middlesex.
Paul Avella State Representative, 2nd Middlesex.
Shaunna O’Connell State Representative, 3rd Bristol.
Kevin Kuros State Representative, 8th Worcester.
Geoff Diehl State Representative, 7th Plymouth.
Patrick Foran State Representative, 1st Barnstable
Ryan Fattman State Representative, 18th Worcester
Brett Schetzsle State Representative, 6th Essex
David Pottier State Senate, 1st Plymouth and Bristol
Lew Evangelidis Sheriff, Worcester.
Kamal Jain Auditor.