Ed McManus to run for Sarah Peake's seat

Selectman uses Facebook to announce a run for the State Rep. seat being vacated by Sarah Peake who's running for Dan Wolf's Senate seat.
Three Cape Cod Democrats running for office: Sarah Peake, Ed McManus and Dan Wolf all want to move up the political ladder in 2014. Facebook photo

Harwich Selectman Ed McManus announces candidacy on Facebook

Dan Wolf's Gov. run sets off game of political musical chairs

Dan Wolf used Youtube, Sarah Peake used Twitter and Ed McManus used Facebook in a series of political announcements which is far from over.

After all, someone will now announce their intention to run for Ed McManus' Harwich Selectman seat, and then the Republicans will follow suit.

McManus, a Harwich Selectman for the past nine years, is originally from San Mateo CA, and is a self-employed restoration carpenter.

His liberal credentials are impeccable, and he should be a shoo-in in the November 2014 election.

The Barnstable Fourth District covers over half of the Cape's towns - eight of the fifteen including Brewster, Chatham, Harwich, Orleans Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro and Provincetown.

"We aren't in Kansas anymore Toto"

No one can say Cape Codders aren't hip when all our pols are using the web to make life-altering announcements like these.

Here's what Harwich Selectman Ed McManus wrote on his Facebook today:

"With Dan Wolf announcing his candidacy for governor, and Sarah Peake her run for the State Senate, I first want to congratulate and wish these wonderful people success.
"Second, I want to announce that I will be running for State Representative for the 4th Barnstable District(outer cape). I have had the privilege to serve the people of Harwich for the past 9 years. With your support, and much hard work on my part as a candidate, I look forward to representing the people and the eight towns of our special piece of the commonwealth."

Another Harwich citizen for the Barnstable Fourth District

When Sarah Peake won the Lower Cape (Barnstable Fourth) District in 2006, she replaced a Harwich Republican, Shirley Gomes, who held that seat for twelve years.

Like Ed McManus, Ms. Gomes was a member of the Harwich Board of Selectmen. She served on the board from 1987 until 1995. Ms. Peake was also a Selectmen before becoming a State Rep., albeit Provincetown.

Since the Lower Cape is the most Liberal area on Cape Cod - if not the entire state - the Republicans will have to find another progressive like Ms. Gomes to have a chance recovering a seat held for decades by the GOP before Gomes retired.

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