2nd Essex & Middlesex
Hampshire, Franklin &
Franklin & Hampden
James T. Welch
HOW THE MTA
MTA’s member-elected Candidate Recommendation Committee establishes
policies and procedures for recommendations in elections, which are reviewed
by MTA’s Board of Directors for final approval.
Evaluations of incumbent legislators in contested races are based on support
for MTA’s legislative agenda, voting records and access to MTA lobbyists and
activists. Candidates running for open seats, and in some legislative races with
contested incumbents, fill out questionnaires developed by the CRC and are
interviewed by CRC members, MTA local presidents, members of the MTA Board
and Executive Committee, and Senate district coordinators.
The recommendations in this Primary Election Guide are the result of that
process. We hope you will take the guide with you to the polls on September 4
and help elect MTA-recommended candidates. These candidates will listen to
educators and act in the best interests of students and public education.
The MTA also urges you to join our Legislative and Political Action Teams and
participate in campaigns.
An Election Guide in the fall edition of MTA Today will make recommendations
for the General Election on November 6.