Stolz may be in play

You’ve heard him on the radio, you’ve seen him on TV, and next year some of you may get the chance to vote for him. Hank Stolz, the genial morning co-host on WCRN, former long-time morning guy at WTAG, and host of Wake Up Worcester on Charter TV-3, is “looking very seriously” at running for the 1st Worcester District state representative seat now held by Lew Evangelidis (R-Holden). With Guy Glodis an assumed candidate for state auditor, Evangelidis in all likelihood will be entering the race for sheriff, leaving his rep seat up for grabs. “I have been very fortunate through my years on WTAG and WCRN to have met and become involved with people who get up everyday and make a real difference in their community,” Stolz tells us. “That call to service is the driving force behind my exploring a run for office. My roots in the district are deep. I grew up here, still live here, and care deeply about what happens here. I have been humbled by the number of people who have encouraged me to run and pledged their support and have told them I will have a decision after the first of the year.” Stolz, who lives in Hubbardston, faces a tough challenge. The 1st Worcester has historically been a Holden seat (Holden is the largest town in the district), though Rutland’s David Bunker held it before losing to Evangelidis in 2002. If he does jump in, Stolz would likely face a showdown in the Democratic Primary against Holden Selectman Ken O’Brien, who has been chatting up his candidacy. O’Brien could be a tough opponent since he would have access to the political machinery/campaign prowess of his younger brother, newly elected Worcester Mayor Joe O’Brien.

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  1. mike

    if ken o’brien wins we are in trouble. that man is insane, rather have a republican in the seat then him.

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