February 3, 2023 was an important day in Massachusetts. Democracy prevailed! I was part of the Kristin Kassner campaign for State Representative in the Second Essex District (Ipswich, Hamilton, Rowley, Newbury, Georgetown and part of Topsfield.) Here is the story I wrote, published in Commonwealth Magazine.
Isn’t winning by 1 vote enough?
An insider’s perspective on Kristin Kassner’s strange odyssey to the State House
ELIZABETH A. KILCOYNE
Apr 27, 2023
IN LAST NOVEMBER’S election, Kristin Kassner, a candidate for state representative on the North Shore, flipped a seat from red to blue by a one-vote margin. But it didn’t come easily.
Despite the will of the people being affirmed by a district-wide recount and court challenges to the election running their course, the Republican incumbent she defeated continued to occupy the seat for a full month after lawmakers were sworn in and began serving their two-year term.
It was a snub to democracy that we should not allow to be repeated.
Read the rest of the story in Commonwealth Magazine: commonwealthmagazine.org/courts/isnt-winning-by-one-vote-enoug
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