As we look ahead to November’s elections, Weston Patch is devoted to providing you with information on the races and ballot initiatives. Here's our start looking at the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates.
The Massachusetts Senate Race
Incumbent Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown (Republican) is looking to be re-elected this fall.
Elizabeth Warren (Democrat) is running against Brown in the Massachusetts Senate race.
The 2012 Race for the State Senate Seat for Third Middlesex District
Residents of this district will see a new face take control with the announcement of Susan Fargo deciding not to run for re-election. Vying for her seat are:
Three initiatives likely to make the November ballot:
- A Law for the Humanitarian Medical Use of Marijuana: This intiative seeks to legalize the use and cultivation of marijuana as a medical drug. It calls for no penalities for "qualifying patients, physicians and health care professionals, personal caregivers for patients, or medical marijuana treatment center agents for the medical use of marijuana."
- An Act Relative to Death with Dignity: This initiative would allow physicians to prescribe medication to terminally ill patients that would end their lives. The act would require that patients are mentally capable of making this decision and orally communicate it to a doctor on two occasions 15 days apart. Participation by a doctor or health care facility would be voluntary.
- An Act to Protect Motor Vehicle Owners and Small Businesses in Repairing Motor Vehicles: This initiative would require all car manufacturers to provide — on an equitable fair-market value subscription basis — all diagnostic and repair information for model years beginning in 2015 to owners or an owner’s designated in-state independent repair facility (not affiliated with a manufacturer or its authorized dealers). The law would also make available for purchase information for model years 2002 through 2014.