Tisei Plans Run Against Tierney Under Redistricting Proposal

Tierney's new district would pick up Billerica, Tewksbury, and a portion of Andover.

Former State Senator Richard Tisei said yesterday he plans to challenge Democratic Congressman John F. Tierney if a proposed redistricting plan is adopted, according to a story in today's Boston Globe

The Republican said the addition of Billerica and Tewksbury, towns that have voted Republican in recent years, could help the party defeat Tierney, the Globe reported

In addition to those towns, Tierney's district added a portion of Andover while keeping all of the towns it already had, according to the proposed redistricting map.

Under the proposed redistricting plan, Congressman Ed Markey's 7th District is renamed the 5th District and is expanded to include a sliver of Cambridge, now represented by Michael Capuano, as well as the western towns of Southborough, Ashland, Holliston, Sherborn, and a large portion of Sudbury. And Markey would lose Everett to the new 7th District which would be represented by Capuano.

The redistricting proposal was unveiled Monday. It decreases the number of Congressional districts in the state from 10 to nine because the state's population grew slower than the rest of the nation's over the last 10 years.

The full House and Senate have to approve it before the Congressional session ends on Nov. 16. If that happens, the governor has to sign it in order for it to be approved.


Mariann Ventura November 08, 2011 at 08:49 PM
Kudos to Rick for commenting with dignity. As for people who comment with aggression, anger and lack of class just makes me want to campaign for the incumbent more aggressively. Tierney will stay in office. Mark my words. As for Rick they way you worded your opinion with class is so less offensive and I can respect you opinion. When someone lashes out at an opinion they are just angry. I posted a fact about Tisei and got reamed because I was not in agreement with that other guy that insulted my opinion. Those types of comments mearly just illustrate rage and dilutes the fact.
Jeff Crump November 08, 2011 at 09:45 PM
I'm sorry if I insulted you, I didn't intend anything personal. Sadly, you're right -- Tierney will most likely be relected, if only because most voters in this state don't heed your advice. But you also can't have it both ways, and I was just trying to point out the inconsistency in your argument.
Fred November 08, 2011 at 10:51 PM
Anyone but Tierney!
Laurie Hunt November 09, 2011 at 03:30 PM
I am thrilled to see Richard Tisei is running. He is a good man who has done wonderful things during his political career and is very approachable. I wish him all the best. I will also disagree with the above posters and have faith that folks will not vote to re-elect Tierney. ;)
Rick November 09, 2011 at 04:13 PM
Tisei supported the “bathroom bill”, which adds "gender identity or expression" to the list of "protected categories". It loosens restrictions on restrooms in schools, and public and private venues. It is really bad legislation. You are obviously welcome to back whoever you want, but I am a family man. I can't support Tisei's priorities. Personally, I hope somebody else jumps into the race.


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