Author Archives: Joshua Norman

Joshua Norman is a lifelong resident of Newton and is stepping up to rebuild the Newton Republican City Committee's Ward 4 Ward Committee. He has been a frequent contributor to the Newton TAB since 2013 and has also been quoted by The Boston Globe and the Newton Patch. He is the Vice President and Research Director of the Newton Taxpayers Association and a Newton Co-Captain for End Common Massachusetts. He is currently a candidate for GOP State Committee Man from the First Middlesex & Norfolk District - Newton, Brookline and Wellesley (Pcts. A, C-E, H).

Joshua Norman Announces Candidacy for State Committee

My name is Joshua Gary Norman and I am formally announcing my campaign to serve as your next Massachusetts Republican State Committee Man from the First Middlesex & Norfolk District – Newton, Brookline and Wellesley (Pcts. A, C-E, H). Former Republican President Ronald Reagan recognized that the Republican Party’s three-legged stool consisting of religious conservatives, national security conservatives, and economic/libertarian…

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Lou Valanzola Seeks Recount in 5th Plymouth Rep Race

Lou Valanzola, who lost the Republican nomination for state representative in the 5th Plymouth District by 26 votes in the primary night tally, is going forward with plans to seek a recount. Valanzola has until 5 p.m. Thursday to submit his recount petitions to town clerks. There are 13 precincts in the district: six in Rockland, four in Hanover, and…

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Brian Herr Attends Carolyn Dykema’s Annual BBQ for Seniors

Brian Herr recently attended Carolyn Dykema’s event.  What precisely is the putative Republican nominee for U.S. Senate doing at Democrat State Representative Carolyn Dykema’s event?  Shouldn’t he be attending events on behalf of Republican State Rep Candidate Patricia “Trish” Vanaria (R-8th Middlesex), especially since she’s from Hopkinton as is he?  This is a fair question to ask, and I am…

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Promoting Prudent Fiscal Stewardship

Rob Eno from RedMassGroup recently wrote about RMG’s new project that will score, going back ten years, every spending and debt vote taken by Republican Legislators.  Scored will be Budget Bills, Supplemental Budget Bills, and bond bills.  Votes scored will only be on the final bills, not amendments.  Eno’s concern is that many conservative organizations focus only on opposing tax…

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Evaluating the MA-GOP’s Demands for “Party Unity”

Last year, my State Committeewoman Lisa Barstow put on her Facebook page that she wanted to hear from fellow Republicans from Brookline, Newton and Wellesley [precincts A,C,D,E, and H] what’s working, what’s not, how is the GOP going to see victory in 2014. In the wake of the state party’s officers demanding “party unity” from the base while defending what…

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Please Join Me in Voting Heck Yes! For Mark Fisher at Tomorrow’s Convention

Here is the endorsement letter I sent to the Newton Republican Convention Delegation regarding the 2014 MA-GOP Gubernatorial race. Dear Newton GOP Convention Delegates: Bill Heck and I have been watching the two Republican candidates for governor; and after careful assessment of their positions and capabilities, we have wholeheartedly endorsed Mark Fisher. We are strong fiscal and social conservatives, who…

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