Wayne Wilson was a good man who passed away on November 15, 2013. Wayne was a resident of Ward 19 in Jamaica Plain and was a hardcore Progressive Democrat who was traveling around his State Senate District visiting the local Democrats in effort to challenge Mike Rush for the Senate seat in the September 9, 2014 Democratic Primary. Wayne was very active in local Democratic... Read more
The State House News Service reports state Sen. Mike Rush of West Roxbury chased after a guy who'd just nabbed a woman's iPhone on Beacon Street near the State House last night. Although the perp managed to scale a wall at the Granary Burying Ground and escape some swift senatorial justice, he did drop the phone, which Rush then returned to a grateful victim.... Read more
Timothy Robertson at the Dedham Patch takes the stenography:
"A downside of Rush’s deployment: no vote will be cast for the district he represents..."
Downside indeed. Is it too much to ask the reporter to pose the obvious question: Might citizens reasonably expect to have a voting Senator represent their interests? After all, a revolution was fought for... Read more
Wicked Local West Roxbury reports Rush, newly elected Suffolk/Norfolk state senator and longtime Naval Reserve officer, is being shipped out to Iraq as an intelligence officer in March.
Would James Rush have gotten the promotion without the recommend from his son, state legislator Mike Rush? I wonder how the other applicants feel about whether they had an equal opportunity for the position.
Does it seem strange that as an employee of the probation department, his own son's recommendation might have had more weight than his own history of job performance in the... Read more
You're an editor for a metropolitan daily. Which story do you put on the front page: Jeff Perry and the strip search or Barney Frank lending his campaign some money? If you're the Herald, you go with the latter (don't forget to throw in some stuff about how Frank is "panic stricken") and ignore the former (save for a Margery Egan column declaring... Read more
You can't tell the players without a program so here is your program. The candidates for State Senate in the Suffolk and Norfolk District are;
- Democrats Mike Rush, a state representative from West Roxbury,
- Westwood lawyer Michael F. Walsh,
- Wayne Wilson, a Roslindale Democratic activist.
- Brad Williams, chairman of West Roxbury’s Ward 20 Republican Committee
3 vie to replace Walsh in Senate: Seat is open for 1st time in 18 years... Read more
By Robert Preer | July 22, 2010
A pair of outsiders and a Beacon Hill veteran are competing this year for the Suffolk and Norfolk state Senate seat, which Democrat Marian Walsh of West Roxbury has held for the past 18 years.
The West Roxbury state rep and would-be Marian Walsh replacement issues a statement to Wicked Local West Roxbury that basically says he's innocent, but can't say more because "I was questioned concerning a civil lawsuit against the state involving my dad and the trial court."
Massachusetts Election 2010 reports how Rush, a West Roxbury state rep who wants to replace state Sen. Marian Walsh, used the budget process to get back at a judge he feels slighted his father, a retired probation officer.
In addition to West Roxbury state Rep. Mike Rush, state Reps. Paul McMurtry of Dedham and John Rogers of Norwood are looking at possible runs, the Herald reports. Wicked Local West Roxbury, though, says McMurtry has already scratched himself from the race.
Won't take on Mike Rush for Marian Walsh's Suffolk and Norfolk state-senate seat, the Jamaica Plain Gazette reports.
David Ertischek at Wicked Local West Roxbury discovers that state Rep. Mike Rush already has a his state Senate campaign site up (you may recall he said he'd be running this year no matter what incumbent Marian Walsh does). Eagle-eyed Ertischek also notices the phone number on the site's contribution page is Rush's current State House office number, which may just violate... Read more
West Roxbury state Rep. Mike Rush plans to run for Marian Walsh's Senate seat next year even if she decides to seek re-election, State House News Service reports.
Thursdays WickedLocal.com/WestRoxbury published an article on how local elected officials in state office voted to authorize Governor Patrick to appoint interim US Senator Paul Kirk Jr.
Mike Rush lone local legislator to vote against appointing temporary senator
by Bob Katzen
FINAL APPROVAL FOR VACANCY BILL (H 4246)... Read more
House 95-59 and Senate 24-16, gave final approval and sent to Gov. Patrick the bill
Unless she wages a write-in campaign in November against Sonia Chang-Diaz - who unofficial results show is the winner in their rematch for the 2nd Suffolk state senate seat.
Click on the link for other Boston results in today's Democratic primaries, including: In the 5th Suffolk (Dorchester and Roxbury) state rep's race, Marie St. Fleur easily beat back longtime politico Roy Owens, while in... Read more
It takes two parties to hold a debate. Rush’s spokesman Matt Fitzgerald’s explanation for why there was no debate is an excuse that blames the opposition.... Read more
The Transcript reports that state Sen. Marian Walsh managed to deep-six a measure by state Rep. Mike Rush to spend $1.5 million to do something with Havey Beach, that inviting looking area off the VFW Parkway that hasn't actually been useful to anybody except kids having drunken campfires for the past 50 years or so. Walsh claims it's a great idea, but says there... Read more