You heard it here first: Claire Naughton, the Democrat running for state Representative in the 1st Bristol, has a campaign web site. And I’m joining her campaign: I’ll probably do some volunteer work and some paid work. Starting with setting up the web site I linked to above – as far as I know, this is the first public link anywhere on the Internet.
The district is Foxboro, half of Mansfield, half of Norton. The map looks rather odd. The election is Tuesday, January 7th.
With the filing deadline past, we now know there will be only two candidates on the ballot: one Republican, one Democratic. Claire is a retired teacher whose husband is currently assistant principal of Norton High School, and she’s a former chair of the Foxboro Democratic Town Committee. I think this is a district we can flip to blue, and I want to help make that happen.
Where does she stand vis a vis DiMasi, the powers that be, etc. etc. etc. What kind of a voice is she going to be?
/Where does she stand vis a vis DiMasi/
That, I don’t know. Then again, I don’t know where I stand about DiMasi, myself, exactly. And the powers that be in the legislature are definitely shifting. I’m curious, what do you want to hear from a candidate, about this?
I doubt it will be a campaign issue, unless turns out to be something the voters of the district really want to hear about. I think this campaign will be more about schools, local aid, funding community services, etc. On those, I know where Claire Naughton stands, and I think she has the right ideas.
Will there be only a general election, and no primary, since only one candidate has filed in each party?
There’s still a primary election scheduled, there will simply be only one name on the ballot (the Democratic ballot and the Republican ballot). So probably neither candidate will do a serious GOTV for the primary, and hardly anyone will vote. Unless someone new decides to jump in as a write-in, I guess.