^^ Excessive Heat Alert through Sunday; keep cool and hydrated ^^
Kayak / canoe rentals at Stoddard Park ALL Summer!

Senate President Spilka Appoints Jay Marsden to Citizens Commission

by Press Release
May 15, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Senate President Spilka Appoints Jay Marsden to Citizens Commission

BOSTON – Massachusetts Senate President Karen E. Spilka (D-Ashland) appointed three members to serve on a newly-created Citizens Commission to advocate for a potential constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling in Citizens United, with the goal of curtailing corporate political donations.

“Big money has been shown to have a corrupting influence in our politics, and I am excited to see the work of the new Citizens Commission get underway,” said Senate President Spilka. “These three individuals are experienced, knowledgeable, and dedicated to public service. I have every confidence they will ably advocate for Massachusetts’ interests when it comes to the regulation of Citizens United.”

Appointed were:

Noval Alexander, who serves on the Framingham School Committee and Framingham School Building Committee. He is a substitute teacher in the towns of Needham, Wellesley and Natick. Alexander is a decorated retired Army veteran who served 25 years in the Army Reserves and two tours of Active Duty.

Jay Marsden, who serves as Chair of the Holliston Board of Selectmen. He is an estate planning lawyer at Marsden Law P.C. and works as a financial planner at Solares Hill Advisors.

Costas Panagopoulos, who is a Professor of Political Science at Northeastern University. He previously directed the Center for Electoral Politics and Democracy at Fordham University.

Massachusetts is the first state to create a Citizens Commission. Appointments were made by Senate President Spilka, Governor Charles Baker, Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo, Attorney General Maura Healey, and Secretary of State William Galvin.

The application process was public and on a website created by the Governor’s office.

All appointees to the Citizens Commission serve on a voluntary basis without compensation.

A report with recommendations for constitutional amendments is due by December 31, 2019.

A 2018 ballot measure, which passed with 71.4% of the vote, created the non-partisan, 15-member commission.

 

E-mail This Article

Comments (0)

Advertisement

Advertisement

Recent Articles by Press Release:

Energy Tip for Week of July 15, 2019

Water: Use It, Don’t Lose It

Continue ...

Prana Summer Sessions Readied for Enrollment

Prana Center announces its 2019 summer acting programs this week. Enrollment for these programs has begun.

1

Continue ...

Congresswoman Clark’s Recent Efforts in Washington, D.C.

Recent press releases to the Holliston Reporter give details of Congresswoman Katherine Clark’s current efforts in Washington, D.C.

Continue ...

Energy Tip for Week of July 8, 2019

Water, Water Everywhere is Not so Good

Continue ...

Local Author Lisa Jobe at Aesop's Fable - Sunday

SUNDAY, JULY 14 4pm; AESOP’S FABLE, 400 Washington St., Holliston, MA 01746; FREE and open to the community

Continue ...

Advertisement

Recent Articles in Politics:

Celebrate Holliston 2018 Parade -Part 1

by Paul Saulnier

September 22, 2018. Parade Marshall Martha Ellis put on another terrific event for Holliston residents. As usual, Holliston's Finest cleared the route in their traditional noisy way.

Continue ...

Celebrate Holliston 2018 Field Day

by Paul Saulnier

Celebrate Holliston Field Day activities included everything Holliston, past, present and future. Representing the past (as well as the present and future) is Fiske's General Store

Continue ...

Congresswoman Clark’s Recent Efforts in Washington, D.C.

by Press Release

Recent press releases to the Holliston Reporter give details of Congresswoman Katherine Clark’s current efforts in Washington, D.C.

Continue ...

Lowland St. Solar Project Approved

by Matt Ristaino

Continue ...

Blair Square State Grant May Be Delayed

by Bobby Blair

Continue ...

Advertisement