Voters in the city of Woburn are set to take part in one of the most controversial elections in the state.
Incumbent Mayor Scott D. Galvin (pictured) totaled his city-owned car on a rainy night two years ago after attending an event where he drank wine. Afterwards he failed to take a sobriety test, an apparent violation of city policy. The other driver was found at fault.
His challenger John P. Flaherty, a local businessman and philanthropist, allegedly threatened to kill a business partner “with a .38 to the head.”
Voters can also write in the name of another contender as part of a write-in campaign.