2016 Caucus
2016 Caucus


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Upcoming Events

Next Meeting: 

Date, Time and Location to be determined.  We agreed on April 3 at our March meeting, however, recent statewide restrictions have made this unlikely... Stay tuned.

We have to elect the Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer during our next meeting.  Please contact us with any questions at email@medwaydemocrats.org.


      Cancelled!  2020 Medway Democratic Caucus

        Message from Gus Bickford of the Mass Dems, March 2020:

“In light of guidance provided by state officials at this afternoon’s press conference, the Massachusetts Democratic Party is temporarily suspending all caucuses scheduled to take place. In the event that this temporary suspension must continue for an extended period of time, the Party will develop a replacement to the caucus process. We will continue to follow the guidance of state and local health officials and will make a decision to end the temporary suspension based on that guidance. The Party has informed Senator Markey and Congressman Kennedy of this decision, and each supported the necessary decision by the state party to postpone the caucuses.


Beginning with tonight’s caucuses, we are temporarily suspending scheduled caucuses. This is an evolving situation, and we’ll be monitoring the recommendations of state officials."


Saturday, March 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Medway Library


Registered Democrats in Medway will hold a caucus on Saturday, March 14 in the Cole Room at the Medway Public Library, 26 High Street, Medway MA to elect Delegates and Alternates to the 2020 Massachusetts State Democratic Convention. Doors will open at 10 am for sign in and socializing, and the caucus will come to order at 11 am.

This year’s state convention will be held May 30th at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, where thousands of Democrats from all over the state will come together to discuss Party business and celebrate our successes as we prepare for upcoming elections.

The caucus is open to all registered and pre-registered Democrats in Medway. Pre-registered Democrats who will be 16 by February 15, 2020 will be allowed to participate and run as a Delegate or Alternate. Medway can elect 6 Delegates and 4 Alternates to the Convention.

Youth, minorities, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals who are not elected as a Delegate or Alternate may apply to be an Add-on Delegate at the caucus or at www.massdems.org.

For more information on the convention, visit https://massdems.org/2020-state-convention/.



2020 Census:

The United States Census Bureau is hiring and we need to help them spread the word about open positions.  The President continues to put roadblocks up so that not all people are counted. I urge you to share this Census counter sign up form with your networks—they are now paying $27.50/hr. to help make sure we get an accurate count on this year’s Census. Please share this with as many networks as you can. We must help in getting an accurate count!  Why?

For Massachusetts, 16 Billion dollars is a stake—that’s money which can change our schools, improve our transportation infrastructure, expand our affordable housing, and increase our public works. Not only is so much money at stake, but also making sure all the people in Massachusetts are represented. Past Censuses have undercounted groups like youth, people of color, LGBTQ people, immigrants, seniors, and renters. Each of us deserves to be counted because this Census can change the trajectory of our future.


For more resources on the 2020 Census and how to help undercounted populates be included, visit:



About Medway Democratic Town Committee


The Medway Democratic Town Committee  represents Medway at state conventions and meetings and conducts the  Medway Democratic Caucases.  In addition, we  maintain a volunteer organization year-round so that we have the structure in place to support Democratic candidates.  We invite elected officials to meetings to create a two-way dialogue allowing members to hear about their legislative priorities  and allowing our elected officials and candidates to hear local concerns. 

We also support Democratic principles in the community.

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In the Past


Convention - Saturday, September 14, 2019


Men: Mike Fahey, Mark Lannigan, Bob Ferrari
Women: Kathleen Yorkis, Jen Pavlov, Mendy Tarkowski
Alternates: Larry Ellsworth, Chris Duryea, Laura Mullen

Also attended: Paul Yorkis, Sue Rorke, Sam McKeown and David Blackwell


Medway Delegates at the convention MA Democratic Convention 2019


2019 Caucus Results:

The following people were elected as Delegates for the Town of Medway:
Mike Fahey, Mark Lannigan, Bob Ferrari, Kathleen Yorkis, Jen Pavlov, Mendy Tarkowski
Alternates: Larry Ellsworth, Chris Duryea, Laura Mullen

Also attended: Paul Yorkis, Sue Rorke, Sam McKeown and David Blackwell


2018 Caucus Results:

The following people were elected as Delegates for the Town of Medway on February 3:
   Jen Pavlov, Melinda Tarkowski, Sue Rorke, Nick Griglack, Michael Fahey, Larry Ellsworth

Brian Adams and Paul Yorkis will also be voting delegates.
The following people were elected as Alternates:
   Kathleen Yorkis, David Blackwell, Carla Cataldo and Kim Thibeault


2017 Caucus Results:

The following people were elected as Delegates for the Town of Medway on April 1:
   Deborah S. Kreiser-Francis, Melinda Tarkowski, Kim Thibeault, Nick Griglack, David Blackwell, Brian Adams (Ex officio delegate)
The following people were elected as Alternates:
   Jessica McCarthy, Jennifer Pavlov, Luc Lafayette, Ryan Arego

Retail Marijuana

MDTC sponsored and organized a forum on retail marijuana.  Retail Marijuana establishments were rejected by Medway voters in 2018.  Medway continues to allow growers.


Handout from Forum
Marijuana Forum Final Feb 28.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [361.9 KB]
Forum Panel


Medway Election Results November 2016 - UNOFFICIAL:


Total Votes Cast:   7785


Clinton:                  4006

trump:                    2946


Kennedy:               3889

Rosa:                     2629


Roy:                       4413


Murray:                  825

Opponent:             896


Question 1 - Casinos:

Yes:            3036

No:             4546


Question 2 - Charters:

Yes:           2835

No:            4835


Question 3 - Farm Animals:

Yes:           6015

No:            1651


Question 4 - Pot:

Yes:           4068

No:             3641


11/8/2008 - Medway Voting Results from wickedlocal.com

TOWN Turnout:  89%
STATE Turnout:  71%

Daniel Haley (R)  872 (Town)  /   10756 (State)
Carolyn C. Dykema (D)   915  /  11,647
James E. Vallee (D) (unopposed) 3,649 (Town) / NA

Karen E. Spilka (D)  4,831 / NA

James P. McGovern (D)  5,026 / NA

John F. Kerry (D)   3,971 / 1,958,404
Jeffery K. Beatty (R) 2,702 / 922,409
Robert J. Underwood (L)  173 / 94,727

McCain/Palin (R)  3,122 / 1,104,003
Obama/Biden (D) 3,736 / 1,885,922

Eliminate the state personal income tax?
Yes - 2,490 / 902,240
No  - 4,423/ 2,061,574

Replace the criminal penalties for possession of marijuana one ounce or less with civil penalties?
Yes - 4,733 / 1,937,927
No - 2,202 / 1,036,135

Prohibit dog races on which betting or wagering occurs?
Yes - 3,761 / 1,644,680
No - 2,858 / 1,282,268

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