Richard Ross eyes Scott Brown’s Seat.

(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.


Any excuse for a poll…

In the event of an open seat who should run?

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About Mike "DD4RP" Rossettie

  • This area is a model for creating a farm team.  I can only hope there is a local official ready to step up for a state Rep run should a vacancy arise.

  • Scott Brown should run for a return to Scott Brown’s seat.

  • MerrimackMan

    Richard Ross is rather disappointing.

    Plus, when redistricting comes around, this would allow for Timilty’s and Brown’s seats to be returned to normal shapes and sizes. These seats were twisted around to keep Jacques and Sprague both in office despite only living a few towns over.  

  • WhatWouldReaganDo

    And I do believe there are a few Republicans on the North Attleboro Board of Selectman, and a conservative-leaning independent who has supported Scott throughout the years. There would be someone good to run for Betty’s seat.

    Run Betty Run!

  • Either one of these two Reps would be a worthy replacement in that Senate district.  With so few members of the legislature I am sure that that the two of them will work it out.  It would be a shame to have them both run.

  • I was going to the N Attleboro RTC (first time) tonight and see how the idea of Poirer running would be received.