The race to replace former State Representative Dan Winslow is on, with Winslow’s former campaign manager already an announced candidate for the Republican nomination and at least two Democrats considering a run for the seat.
Shawn Dooley – former campaign manager for Winslow and Norfolk’s town clerk – announced last month that he would run for the 9th Norfolk representative’s seat.
Stanley Nacewicz, Winslow’s Democratic opponent in 2010, said he is weighing a run. Edward J. McCormick III, a lawyer from Norfolk who ran for Congress as a Republican in 1992 against Barney Frank but is now a Democrat, also said he is considering running for the seat.
Potential candidates have until Oct. 29cq to submit nomination papers for the special election. Party primaries will be held on Dec. 10, with the general election on Jan. 7. The seat will be open again next fall. The district includes all of Norfolk, Plainville, and Wrentham, and parts of Walpole, Millis, and Medfield.
Winslow, who last spring ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for the US Senate seat vacated by Secretary of State John Kerry, resigned last month to take a job in the private sector