Steven Aylward

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Steven Aylward
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Candidate for
Massachusetts State Senate District Second Suffolk and Middlesex District
Place of birthSomerville, MA
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Steven Aylward was a 2012 Republican candidate for District Second Suffolk and Middlesex District of the Massachusetts State Senate.


Campaign themes

Aylward's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Reviving our economy

  • Excerpt:"Private investment in our economy should be promoted and rewarded. Government should not be the adversary of business."


  • Excerpt:"In short, Massachusetts' revenue woes are caused because our tax code discourages economic activity and growth. By lowering taxes we can stimulate job creation, thus expanding the base."


  • Excerpt:"Like all government programs, too much money is wasted on top-heavy administrative bureaucracy. So we need to start thinking about comprehensive education reform in Commonwealth. Everything needs to be put on the table in this discussion, including teacher testing, as well as incentives for performance both at the school and classroom level."

Government reform

  • Excerpt:"Too often those who have been rejected at the ballot box by voters are quickly provided with a golden parachute. They wind up working for some state agency or "independent authority" at a very handsome salary. This practice must stop."

Public safety

  • Excerpt:"Those municipalities, which declare themselves sanctuary cities, should be denied all forms of local aid. Legislation should be passed making it illegal for municipalities to declare themselves sanctuary cities."



See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2012

Aylward ran in the 2012 election for Massachusetts State Senate District Second Suffolk and Middlesex District. He ran unopposed in the September 6 Republican primary and was defeated by incumbent William N. Brownsberger (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Massachusetts State Senate, Second Suffolk and Middlesexk District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Brownsberger Incumbent 76.4% 45,852
     Republican Steven Aylward 23.6% 14,190
Total Votes 60,042


Aylward and his wife Patricia have four children.[4]

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