The sleepy race to represent the Ninth Norfolk District in the state House of Representatives is hitting its home stretch, with three candidates set to face off for the seat in a Jan. 7 special election.
Republican Shawn Dooley and Democrat Edward J. McCormick III both ran unnopposed in their respective primaries on Dec. 10. They’ll be joined in the general election by independent candidate Christopher Timson.
Only a few hundred voters turned out for the primary elections, in a district that includes all of Norfolk, Plainville, and Wrentham, and parts of Walpole, Millis, and Medfield, and there aren’t any head-to-head debates planned during a campaign season that overlaps the holidays.
The district has been safely Republican in recent years. Dan Winslow, who occupied the seat during his unsuccessful bid for the party’s nomination to replace John Kerry in the US Senate, resigned in September to take a job in the private sector. Before Winslow, current state Senator Richard Ross and former US senator Scott Brown held the seat. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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