Westwood Election Results 2012
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|U.S. Senate||Elizabeth Warren||3669
|U.S. Congress District 8||Stephen Lynch||5607||Joe Selvaggi||2771|
|Councillor District 2||Robert Jubinville||3783||Earl Sholley||3384|
|Question 1 Right to Repair||Yes||6612||No||964|
|Question 2 Prescription of Life Ending Medication||Yes||4122||No||4518
|Question 3 Medical Marijuana||Yes||4945||No||3623
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Westwood Updates from the Polls
1:30 p.m. In a conversation with Town Clerk Dottie Powers, she tells Patch that there has been a "steady turnout" all day, with about 40% of registered voters casting their ballots so far. Powers said that over 1,000 ballots were cast at each precinct.
Noting that there were "quite a few" people in line right at 7 a.m. when the polls opened, voting has been steady since but she anticipates a busy afterschool rush at the polls by parents, as well as a busy rush to the polls by people when they get out of work.
"The races are so close, so everyone wants to make a difference," Powers said.
8:45 a.m. The Hanlon School isn't busy at all, but Patch was told that there were about 50 people there voting right as the doors opened at 7 a.m.
8:15 a.m. It's a little bit slow at Precinct 1, located at the Council on Aging. It picks up a bit to a steady pace. There aren't a lot of lines to wait in. As people cast their ballot and leave, another person arrives and takes their place.
Scott Brown (R), Elizabeth Warren (D): U.S. Senate
Scott Brown has represented Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate since a January 2010 special election held to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by the late Ted Kennedy. Brown defeated state Attorney General Martha Coakley with 1,168,107 votes, or 51.9 percent, to her 1,058,682 votes, or 47.1 percent.
Stephen Lynch (D), Joe Selvaggi (R): Eighth Congressional District
Stephen Lynch is running for re-election. He previously was the Congressman in the Ninth district, but the re-districting has changed that.
Robert Jubinville (D), Earl Sholley (R), Candidate (I): Second District Councillor
Michael Rush (D): Senator in General Court- Norfolk and Suffolk County
Michael Rush is running unopposed for re-election.
Paul McMurtry (D): Representative in General Court- Eleventh District
Paul McMurty is running unopposed for re-election
Walter Timilty, Jr.: Clerk of Courts- Norfolk County
Walter Timilty, Jr. is running for re-election
William O'Donnell: Register of Deeds- Norfolk County
William O'Donnell, is running unopposed for re-election
County Commissioner- Norfolk County
John Gillis, Democrat from Quincy, Candidate for re-election
Francis O'Brien, Democrat from Dedham, Candidate for re-election