As I was researching more links for my list of candidate web sites, I discovered that Rep. Thomas O’Brien (D-Plymouth 12) has just been named as Plymouth County treasurer.
O’Brien was unopposed in the Democratic primary for re-election, facing Republican Paul Curtis in November in this district:
Twelfth Plymouth. – Consisting of precincts 1 and 6, of the town of Duxbury, precinct 1, of the town of Halifax, the town of Kingston, precincts 1 and 5, of the town of Middleborough, precincts 1, 11 and 13, of the town of Plymouth, and the town of Plympton, all in the county of Plymouth.
A quick look at the process for replacing candidates in the election seems to indicate the following:
So any Democrat who wants to run would either have to generate a write-in campaign to beat O’Brien in the primary or get the votes of the caucus post-primary.
Is there anyone out there who can verify this process?
Anyone from the South Shore know anything about potential candidates in this race? This would seem to be a potential Republican pick-up.