Canton Election Guide

The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Canton and Norfolk County.

As we look ahead to November’s elections, Canton Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town.

Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near.

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Massachusetts has a front row seat in this year's Presidential election.

President Barack Obama is no stranger to Massachusetts, as the Island of Martha's Vineyard has been  the President's summer hideaway for the past few years. With a fight ahead of him this November, for a family vacation on the Vineyard this summer.

Presidential hopeful and former Massachusetts governor, Republican Mitt Romney is a . The Town of Belmont was happy when Romney won the Republican primary, but will he be able to carry the mostly Democratic state once again and this time as President?

U.S. Senator Scott Brown stopped at Blue Hills Brewery in Canton during his campaign tour of the state's breweries. Challenger and Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate Elizabeth Warren hasn't stopped by Canton for a photo opportunity, yet there is still time. The race between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warrenhas already gotten rough. Is it politics as usual? What will this mean for Massachusetts?

Canton's State Rep., William Galvin, and State Senator Brian A. Joyce will seek re-election this November.

Massachusetts lost a Congressional seat, after the 2010 U.S. Census results showed a population shift within the state. After Jan. 1, 2013, there will no longer be a 10th Congressional District. The 9th District, where Canton now sits, will become part of the 8th District. Basically, the 8th District is the old 9th, and you can't get more New England than that description. It also looks as if Rep. Steven Lynch, district 9, will be running for a seat in the new district 8.

Christine Smith November 04, 2012 at 10:59 PM
Just a few corrections........ Elizabeth Warren stopped by Canton earlier this fall for a visit at Orchard Cove. There is also a 4th question on the ballot in Canton. Question 4 would pass the Community Preservation Act which would open up State matching funds for the town to use towards preservation projects.
Matt Perkins November 05, 2012 at 02:12 PM
Thanks Christine! I just added that in there for clarification on what's on the ballot.
Jody Hensley November 06, 2012 at 03:09 AM
Take 3 Minutes to Learn More about Question 3 at: http://mavotenoonquestion3.com/question-3-in-3-minutes/ Question 3 is a "Wolf in Sheep's Clothing" warn citizens in California and Colorado where pot stores have proliferated under a law similar to the one proposed here. The language in this 6-page law includes "other conditions" which allows virtually anyone to get a marijuana recommendation for any reason. There can be 35 pot stores in the first year, but there is no upper limit in the law. This is the LEAST RESTRICTIVE marijuana law in New England. With an undefined 60-day supply, amounting to hundreds of joints, allowed on a person or in a car, theft and diversion to black market sales are inevitable. Home grow sites are already subject to criminal break-ins in neighborhoods as close as Rhode Island. And even the Obama administration has called rising levels of youth use and addiction a legitimate public health issue. There has to be a better way to be compassionate. Please get the details before you vote. To learn about Question 3 go to: www.MaVoteNoOnQuestion3.com


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