Candidate Profile: Herb Robinson, MA Fourth District

A Newton native, Herb Robinson is running in the Democratic primary for the Fourth District seat, which will be held Sept. 6. Prior to this race, Robinson had an unsuccessful bid for U.S. Senate.

As we gear up for Thursday's primary, Patch wants readers to stay informed as they head to the voting booths. We recently sent out questionnaires to all the Fourth Congressional District candidates. Below are responses from Democratic candidate Herb Robinson:



Name: Herb Robinson
Also known as: Herb
Age: 60
Place of residence: Newton




Attended college: Yes
College: Cornell
Degree: BSEE with Distinction
Year of graduation: 1974



Job titles held: Software Engineer/Architect
Employers: Stratus, Self, Honeywell, Incoterm, Transitron



Party affiliation: Democrat
Running for a: Federal office
Running for position: U.S. Representative, Fourth District
Chamber/district: Fourth
Incumbent: No
Previous elective offices : N/A
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: N/A [Editor's Note: .]

Party HQ:

116 Carver Rd
Newton, MA

Campaign Manager:

Name: Jon Chalk
Title: Campaign Manager



Website: http://herbrobinson.us
Twitter: @HerbforCongress
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/herbie.robinson



Herb grew up in a small farming town in upstate New York and has worked as a farm laborer, masons helper and dish washer before becoming an electrical engineer and embarking on a career doing creative problem solving for private industry.


Needham Patch will be running profiles on all six Fourth District candidates running in this Thursday's primary:

  • Elizabeth Childs (coming Wednesday, Sept. 5)
  • Rachel Brown (coming Wednesday, Sept. 5)
  • David Steinhof (coming Wednesday, Sept. 5)


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