In most elections in Massachusetts, candidates have several months to meet with residents, hold campaign events, and get their message out to the voters, especially in spring and summer when the warm weather arrives.
But in the March 2 Democratic Primary for the Nineteeth Suffolk state representative seat previously held by Speaker Robert A. DeLeo, the four candidates, Juan Pablo Jaramillo of Revere, and Jeffrey Turco, Valentino Capobianco, and Alicia DelVento, all of Winthrop, have had approximately two months â€“ in the middle of a typically cold Boston winter – to conduct their campaigns.
So itâ€™s been a sprint to Special Election Day, and the candidates have waged spirited, non-stop efforts to convince voters in Revere and Winthrop that they are the one who should be the next representative for the district on Beacon Hill.
Paul Caruccio of Winthrop is unopposed in the Republican Primary for the seat. Richard Fucillo Jr. of Winthrop is running as an Unenrolled candidate. The general election is Tuesday, March 30.