Candidate Recommendation Committee
The MTA has a formal process for interviewing and evaluating candidates through its Candidate Recommendation Committee. The CRC consists of two MTA members elected from each of the state's 10 Congressional districts, as well as MTA's president, vice president and executive director.
In a race for an open seat, candidates from all parties are invited to participate in the MTA's interview process. All candidates receive the association's questionnaire and are invited to be interviewed by a team of MTA members who represent the locals in the affected legislative districts. The candidate evaluation teams then make recommendations to the CRC for final approval.
When incumbent legislators are involved, the CRC reviews voting records to determine whether candidates have earned the MTA's recommendation.
Maureen Carlos, Co-Chair, CD 2, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kerry Costello, Co-Chair, CD 9, email@example.com
Caroline Bresnahan, CD1
Sue Fielding, CD 1, firstname.lastname@example.org
James Smethurst, CD 2, email@example.com
John Kelly, CD 3
Marilyn Bemis, CD 3, firstname.lastname@example.org
Russ Brandwein, CD 4
Jeanne Dyer, CD 4, email@example.com
Phil Chassler, CD 5, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ann O’Halloran, CD 5, email@example.com
Kathleen Meltsakos, CD 6
Therese O’Donnell, CD 6, firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Goldberg, CD7
Marc Lewis, CD7
Anita Thompson, CD 8
Bob Brousseau, CD 9, email@example.com
Anne Wass, CD 9, firstname.lastname@example.org
Staff Consultants: Jo Blum (email@example.com) & Cathy Fichtner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Staff Assistant: Melissa Abber (email@example.com)