"Draft Eric Turkington for County Commissioner" Campaign is Now Underway!
We have just been informed by several of our supporters in the Upper-Cape region that an active effort is currently underway to "draft" former State Representative Eric Turkington as “a write-in candidate” for Barnstable County Commissioner for the upcoming November 6, 2012 election. The focus of said effort is to oust and/or replace the current sitting county commissioner from Falmouth, Mary 'Pat' Flynn (who, along with County Commissioner Sheila Lyons, is one of the political architects of a taxpayer-funded Cape-wide Sewer Authority. We will keep people posted as we learn more about it between now and Election Day.
Eric Turkington is a former Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, who represented the Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket District from 1989-2009. He lives in Falmouth, Massachusetts. On November 7, 2006, he won his race against Republican Jim Powell in the 2006 elections. He did not run for reelection in 2008, instead running for Barnstable Register of Probate. He is presently an attorney based in Falmouth. He attended the University of Pennsylvania, as well as Boston College Law School.
An expert on Cape Cod wastewater management policy and issues, Mr. Turkington is presently Chairman of the Falmouth Water Quality Management Committee and a pragmatic critic of the proposed Cape Cod Regional Wastewater Authority (with taxation powers).
Town of Falmouth, Water Quality Management Committee
Cape Cod Times, March 30, 2012
"Secret wastewater talks must end" By Eric Turkington
The Enterprise Newspaper, February 17, 2012
"County Moves To Create Cape Cod Regional Wastewater Authority" By Diana T. Barth and Brian H. Kehrl
"Eric T. Turkington, chairman of the Falmouth Water Quality Management Committee, said in an interview last week that he would welcome the opportunity to take advantage of regional funding for the projects and to learn from how other towns are addressing the issue, but the regional coordination that already exists under the water protection collaborative and the Cape Cod Commission is sufficient."
Cape Cod Times, December 9, 2011
"Zero zero-interest loans awarded" By Eric Turkington
Cape Cod Times, October 18, 2011
"County must explain role in non-lawsuit" By Eric Turkington
Falmouth Bulletin, August 9, 2011
"Selectmen begin screening for water committee" By Craig Salters
Falmouth Bulletin, January 30, 2011
"A plan is at hand: Falmouth selectmen OK approach to wastewater management" By Sarah Murphy