Rep. candidate Jonathan Loya

Candidate denies link to 9/11 conspiracy theorists


Candidate denies link to 9/11 conspiracy theorists
By Kendall Hatch/Daily News staff
The MetroWest Daily News
Posted Mar 01, 2010 @ 12:17 AM

HOLLISTON — Although as of yesterday he was listed online as a member of a group that questions the validity of government and mainstream media accounts of the 9/11 attacks, state Rep. candidate Jonathan Loya says he is not a conspiracy theorist and joined the group because of his libertarian ideologies.

"There are always theories being thrown around, but I believe that what happened, happened," said the 19-year-old Holliston resident. He clarified he believes the government's account of the 9/11 attacks.

Loya, a UMass-Lowell sophomore studying political science, said he decided to run because he is fed up with "business as usual in Washington" and wants to bring down taxes. He is running as an independent against Democratic incumbent Carolyn Dykema, D-Holliston, in the Nov. 2 election.