Westborough – Former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis will be the guest speaker at the Westborough Democratic Town Committee meeting Tuesday, July 16, at 7 p.m. at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St.
As part of his talk, Dukakis will be sharing tales from his political career as governor of Massachusetts for three terms and then as the Democratic nominee for president in 1988.
Dukakis now teaches political science at several colleges, including Northeastern University, which named its new Urban and Regional Policy Center after him and his wife Kitty.
Dukakis will also be sharing memories about the late Fr. Jack and Nancy Lawton, well-known Westborough residents who were killed in a car accident in 1991. Jack Lawton served as campaign manager for Dukakis when he ran for lieutenant governor in 1971. Nancy Lawton was active in Democratic politics for many years, including serving as chair of the Westborough Democratic Town Committee. At the time, Jack Lawton was the rector at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. Lawtons’ Way in Westborough was named in their honor.
“We’re excited that Governor and Kitty Dukakis are coming to Westborough,” Kate Donaghue, chair of the Westborough Democratic Town Committee, said. “Although it has been 22 years, there are many people here in Westborough who knew and cared for the Lawtons. Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting.”
The Westborough Democratic Town Committee is the local organization of the state's Democratic Party. For more information on the Town Committee or this event, contact Donaghue at 508-404-8531 or email [email protected].