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Challenger kicks off campaign against Wrentham's Ross

Posted by Ralph Ranalli July 25, 2008 07:15 AM

Thomas Roache, Medfield High School graduate and progressive community organizer, officially kicked off his campaign for state representative last week with an event at the Zullo Gallery in Medfield.

TomRoache2.jpg Challenger Thomas Roache (jointom.net image)
Roache, an independent, is hoping to unseat Wrentham Republican Richard Ross, who has held the Ninth Norfolk district seat since 2005. The 28-year-old is running on a platform of making the state more affordable and says he will not hold another job if elected.

RichardRoss2.JPGIncumbent Richard Ross (Globe file image)
Roache, a former captain of the Medfield High School football team, has also worked for an international development think tank in Washington D.C. and for an aid agency that provided psychological counseling to war victims in Beruit. Ross owns and operates R. J. Ross Funeral Home in Wrentham.

-- Calvin Hennick

2 comments so far...
  1. There is no doubt Tom Roache will do a better job. We can't afford to be represented by a part time legislator anymore.

    Posted by Medfielder August 6, 08 03:08 PM
  1. You're forgetting one tiny little thing- Richard Ross isn't a part-time legislator. He's never missed a vote! And if Roache is such a progressive, then why isn't he running as a Democrat???

    Posted by KP Wrenthville August 26, 08 11:20 AM
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