Democrat Representative Timothy Madden (better known as “Turncoat Timmy”), has announced he will not run for re-election, issuing a statement which in part says that he wants to “spend more time at home with my family.”
Turncoat Timmy is infamous for running as an “Independent” back in 2008, then switching enrollment to the Democrat party the week after he was elected.
He has faced no opponents from the mostly impotent Republican Party since he was elected. (The former selectman was granted free-rides in 2010, 2012, and 2014.)
He was repeatedly endorsed by the National Abortion Rights Action League and in 2014 supported Senate bill S.2283, which planned to severely restrict First Amendment rights in establishing new so-called buffer-zones around abortion clinics. He offered no known opposition to Democrat House Speaker Bob DeLeo’s 2014 H.4121 anti-gun bill.
Madden was a co-sponsor of what has come to be known as the “bathroom bill,” which would allow people of opposite sex to use one another’s shower rooms, locker rooms, and restrooms.
The Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket District includes Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, the Elizabeth Islands, and four precincts in Falmouth.
No Republicans are expected to run for the seat.