The race is on
Two candidates as of press time have taken out nomination papers for the Senate vacancy caused by the death of Sen. Thomas Kennedy, D-Brockton, earlier this month.
State Rep. Michael Brady, a Brockton Democrat, will run to fill that vacancy, he told the State House News. Also drawing papers is Republican Viola Ryerson, who opposed Kennedy in the last election.
Nomination papers are available at the Halifax Town Clerk’s office, 499 Plymouth St., Rte. 106, Halifax; the Elections Division, Room 1705, McCormack State Office Building, One Ashburton Place, Boston; and at Brockton City Hall.
Secretary of the Commonwealth William F. Galvin Monday issued the calendar for the special election on Tuesday, Nov. 3 in the 2nd Plymouth & Bristol State Senate District. The Senate has adopted the order for the Nov. 3 election. The primary will be held Oct. 6.
The deadline for submitting nomination papers to the local registrars of voters is Tuesday, Aug. 25, and the last day to file certified nomination papers with the Secretary of the Commonwealth is Tuesday, Sept. 1.
Nominations for the Senate require a minimum of 300 certified signatures.
The 2nd Plymouth & Bristol District consists of Brockton; precincts 1, 2, 3 in East Bridgwater; and the towns of Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Plympton, and Whitman in Plymouth County; and precincts 1, 2 in the town of Easton in Bristol County.