EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

November 2, 2012

E. Kingston residents square off in District 35

By Dustin Luca dluca@eagletribune.com
The Eagle-Tribune

---- — A former state representative and a political newcomer are fighting for a single House seat in District 35.

Democrat Kim Casey and Republican Richard Gordon, both East Kingston residents, want to represent the four-town district, which includes Newton, East Kingston, Kensington and South Hampton.

Kim Casey

Incumbent: No

Party: Democrat

Age: 57

Occupation: Homemaker

Elective office experience: School Board, state representative

What would you do if elected to office: I’ll work in a bipartisan way for common sense solutions, oppose downshifting to the property tax and provide excellent constituent service to the four communities.

Richard Gordon

Incumbent: No

Party: Republican

Age: 69

Occupation: Retired electric company maintenance foreman

Elective office experience: Selectman

What would you do if elected to office: I’m a Christian. I’m for smaller government; naturally, lower taxes, traditional families, against gun control. Trying to get everybody to get along.