Stoughton Election Guide - November 2012
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Stoughton in the fall 2012 election.
It's less than six months away, so as we look ahead to November’s elections, Stoughton Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town.
Here's our start on the races we'll be covering as November draws near.
President of the United States
Incumbent President Barack Obama looks to be the third president in a row to win reelection (Bill Clinton '96, George W. Bush '04). First elected in 2008, Obama will be seeking a second term.
The presumed Republican nominee is former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who looks to become the first challenger to beat an incumbent president since Bill Clinton beat George H.W. Bush in a three-way race in 1992.
Incumbent Scott Brown, a Wrentham Republican, is set to face Democrat Elizabeth Warren, a Harvard Professor, in his bid for reelection.
This figures to be a high profile race nationally, as Democrats look to retain their majority in the Senate, and Republicans look to retake the Senate, so a victory for either party here in the Bay State will be key in those efforts.
Brown was first elected in January 2010 in a special election victory over Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley.
Because of the results of the latest U.S. census and redistricting, Massachusetts lost a congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. Stoughton, once part of the 9th District, will now be part of the new 8th district.
Stephen Lynch, a South Boston Democrat, is still the district's representative. Joe Selvaggi is a Republican running for Congress in the 8th District.
Stoughton's State Senator Brian A. Joyce, a Milton Democrat, will seek reelection.
Stoughton's two state representatives, Louis L. Kafka (D - Stoughton) and William C. Galvin (D - Canton) will both seek reelection.
Kafka represents precincts 2, 3, 4 and 6 in Stoughton, while Galvin represents precincts 1, 5, 7 and 8.
Governor's Council District 2
Patrick McCabe, Robert Jubinville and Brian Clinton are candidates for Governor's Council in District 2, which includes Stoughton.