Jim Stanton is running for State Representative in the 12th Norfolk district against 9 term incumbent John Rogers. Jim Stanton has $11,582.32 and John Rogers has $28,873.20 cash on hand according to their 2009 year end reports with OCPF.
Jim Stanton is a member of the Walpole Zoning Board of Appeals and is a former prosecutor for the Department of Justice. He later co-founded the law firm Stanton and Flaherty where he still practices. More information can be found on his campaign website JimStanton2010.com or his facebook page.
John Rogers was the former Democrat Majority Leader under Sal DiMasi until his unsuccessful fight for speaker against Robert DeLeo. Now he is nothing. While Sal DiMasi is now gone, John Rogers still has scandals left behind. According to the Boston Globe
Rogers has been dogged by his own ethics scandal: He has been accused of paying a consultant with campaign funds, who in turn made mortgage payments on Rogers’s Cape Cod vacation home.
has been fined agreed to a settlement of $30,000 with OCPF so far.
The 12th Norfolk district is a very good one for a Republican. Scott Brown won the district by nearly 25% and Walpole was won by both Kerry Healey and John McCain outright. It consists of the town of Norwood and precincts 1, 2, 6 and 7, of the town of Walpole.
John Rogers had no general election opponent in 2008, 2006, 2004 or 2002.
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Norwood: 6,568 to 4,532
Walpole :7,604 to 3,565 4/8: 3,802 to 1,783
TOTAL (est): 10,370 to 6,315
TOTAL (est): 62.2% to 37.8%
Scott Brown won by 5% statewide, and won by 24.4% in the 12th Norfolk.
Norwood: 7,892 to 6,010
Walpole: 6,586 to 6,712, 4/8: 3,293 to 3,356
TOTAL (est): 11,185 to 9,366
TOTAL (est): 54.4% to 45.6%
John McCain lost by 26% statewide, but only 8.8% in the 12th Norfolk.
Norwood: 4,608 + 935 vs. 5,304 + 216
Walpole: 4,718 + 799 vs. 4,432 + 185, 4/8: 2,359 + 400 vs. 2,216 + 93
TOTAL (est): 6,967 + 1,335 vs. 7,520 + 309 = 16131
TOTAL (est): 43.2% + 8.3% vs. 46.6% + 1.9%
Kerry Healy lost by 21% statewide, but only 3.4% in the 12th Norfolk. If the Mihos and Ross numbers are included, “conservative” leaning candidates lost to the “liberal” candidates 16% statewide, but won by 3.0% in the 12th Norfolk.
Please read the other candidates and districts 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.