David Dunford is running for State Representative in the 4th Barnstable district against 2 term incumbent Sarah Peake. David Dunford has $7,164.60 and Sarah Peake has $31,843.16 cash on hand according to their 2009 year end reports with OCPF.
David Dunford is a 2 term Selectman in the town of Orleans. He has also served as Chairman of Orleans’ Community Preservation Committee and on the Board of Directors of Hospice & Palliative Care of Cape Cod. After serving as a Senior Vice President of Merrill Lynch he founded the Bank of Cape Cod in 2006. David Dunford’s formal kickoff is this Friday, February 5th at the Four Points Sheraton in Eastham, MA. More information can be found on his campaign website DavidDunford.org.
The 4th Barnstable district is still a good one for a Republican but has been trending more liberal in recent years. It consists of the towns of Chatham, Eastham, Harwich, Orleans, Provincetown, Truro, and Wellfleet. This is the last district on Cape Cod where the “elbow” towns trend more conservative and the towns on the end trend very liberal.
In 2004, Shirley Gomes (R) defeated Sarah Peake (D) by a 57% to 43% margin.
In 2006, Shirley Gomes retired creating an open seat. Sarah Peake (D) defeated Aaron Maloy (R) by a 56% to 44% margin.
In 2008, Sarah Peake (D) defeated Donald Howell (R) by a 68% to 32% margin.
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Chatham: 2,179 to 1,488
Eastham: 1,473 to 1,540
Harwich: 3,597 to 2,635
Orleans: 1,961 to 1,705
Provincetown: 238 to 1,344
Truro: 396 to 673
Wellfleet: 596 to 1,075
TOTAL: 10,440 to 10,460
TOTAL: 50.0% to 50.0%
Scott Brown won by 5% statewide, but lost by less than 0.1% in the 4th Barnstable.
Chatham: 2,570 to 2,113
Eastham: 2,349 to 1,416
Harwich: 4,523 to 3,302
Orleans: 2,158 to 1,867
Provincetown: 2,067 to 256
Truro: 1,050 to 353
Wellfleet: 1,546 to 591
TOTAL: 16,263 to 9,898
TOTAL: 62.2% to 37.8%
John McCain lost by 26% statewide, but only 24.4% in the 4th Middlesex.
Chatham: 1,910 + 279 vs 1,603 + 96
Eastham: 1,151 + 231 vs 1,592 + 69
Harwich: 2,811 + 547 vs 2,907 + 170
Orleans: 1,658 + 239 vs 1,778 + 84
Provincetown: 248 + 83 vs 1,571 + 42
Truro: 283 + 82 vs 822 + 27
Wellfleet: 451 + 101 vs 1,075 + 61
TOTAL: 8,512 + 1,562 vs 11,348 + 549
TOTAL: 38.7% + 7.1% vs 51.6% + 2.5%
Kerry Healy lost by 21% statewide, but only 12.9% in the 4th Middlesex. If the Mihos and Ross numbers are included, “conservative” leaning candidates lost to “liberal” candidates 16% statewide, but only 8.3% in the 4th Middlesex.
Please read the other candidates and distrcits I have profiled for the 2010 elections.
Steven Levy State Representative, 4th Middlesex.
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
Lew Evangelidis Sheriff, Worcester.
Kamal Jain Auditor.