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Norwood 2012 Election Guide

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

As we look ahead to November’s elections, Norwood 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. Bookmark this page for updates.

President Barack Obama: Obama was of the height of discussion in early May 2011, when the . Local reactions came from and .

GOP Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney: Massachusetts Governor's Council Candidate Patrick McCabe  an article in the Washington Post that criticized Romney for his handling of judicial appointments.

The Scott Brown vs. Elizabeth Warren Senate race. Both candidates recently visited Norwood: Brown stopped by the and Warren recently visited the

Patrick McCabe is looking to fill a vacant seat for , which covers several towns, including Norwood. McCabe has been  explaining why he's a solid choice for a successor to Governor's Council member Kelly Timilty, who passed away this year.

Massachusetts State Sen.  is up for re-election this fall. Rush defeated Westwood resident and candidate Michael Walsh in the 2010 primary and won against Brad Williams in the election that year. Local officials  in January after the Senator returned home after serving overseas in Iraq.

State (D-Norwood) will be seeking re-election in November 2012 to serve as the State Representative for the 12th Norfolk District. Rogers is a 19-year incumbent and will face challenger Jim Stanton (R-Walpole) for the second time.

Congressman Stephen Lynch is up for re-election this fall. In April,  to act as his liaison for Westwood, Dedham, Medfield, Norwood, Walpole and Canton.   in November 2010 after defeating Republican candidate Vernon Harrison and Independent candidate Phil Dunkelbarger.

Jody Hensley November 06, 2012 at 02:58 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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