(This is from 12/30/09. The people will have another vacancy to fill when Scott Brown leaves the State Senate. Consider it our “open thread” for this discussion. – promoted by Mike “DD4RP” Rossettie)
According to The Sun Chronicle Republican State Representative Richard Ross fo Wrentham may run for Scott Brown’s State Senate seat if it becomes open. Scott Brown would vacate his seat if he his elected to the United States Senate in the January 19th special election. There would also be an open seat if Scott Brown loses and seeks another office.
The Norfolk, Bristol & Middlesex State Senate district includes “Franklin, precincts 2 to 4, inclusive, Millis, Needham, Norfolk, Plainville, Wellesley, precincts B, F and G, and Wrentham, in the county of Norfolk; Attleboro, wards 1 and 2, ward 3, precinct A, and North Attleborough, in the county of Bristol; and Natick, precincts 6, 7, 9 and 10, Sherborn and Wayland, in the county of Middlesex.” In 2008, Scott Brown defeated Democrat challenger Sara Orozco by a 59% to 41% margin.
Richard Ross is in his 3rd term representing the 9th Norfolk formerly held by Scott Brown. If he were to run for the Senate he would bring in the towns of Millis, Plainville, Norfolk and Wrentham for a total of 10 precincts out of 51. His 2008 year end report with OCPF shows $5,234.17 cash on hand and no outstanding liabilities. In 2008, Richard Ross defeated unenrolled challenger Thomas Roache by a 61% to 39% margin.
The Senate district is also home to Republican State Representative Elizabeth “Betty” Poirier. Betty Poirier is in her 6th term representing the 14th Bristol district. If she were to run for the Senate she would bring in the towns of Attleboro and North Attleboro for a total of 14 precincts out of 51. Her 2008 year end report with OCPF shows $9,767.17 cash on hand and $5,000 in liabilities in the form of a candidate loan. In 2008, Betty Poirier had no opponent.
POLL BELOW THE FOLD….
Any excuse for a poll…
In the event of an open seat who should run?[poll id=”