Hingham Election Guide
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Hingham and its surrounding area.
Tuesday is Election Day and Hingham Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town.
President Barack Obama is no stranger to Massachusetts, as the Island of Martha's Vineyard has been the President's summer hideaway for the past few years. With a fight ahead of him this November, Obama decided not to return for a family vacation on the Vineyard this summer. You can read more about President Obama in the Patch Profile found here.
Presidential hopeful and former Massachusetts governor, Republican Mitt Romney is a Belmont resident. The Town of Belmont was happy when Romney won the Republican primary, but will he be able to carry the mostly Democratic state once again and this time as President? You can read more about Mitt Romney in the Patch Profile here.
Gary Johnson is the Libertarian candidate for president. You can read more about Gary Johnson in the Patch profile here.
State Sen. Bob Hedlund, R-Weymouth: Hedlund is a nine-term incumbent senator of the Plymouth Norfolk District, which includes Weymouth, Cohasset, Duxbury, Hingham, Hull, Marshfield, Norwell and Scituate. In November, Hedlund will face Genevieve Davis of Norwell. Recently in Hingham, Hedlund stood up for the people of the South Shore as they voiced out against the MBTA's threats to eliminate the commuter boat service to Boston. Hedlund has strong Hingham roots.
Genevieve Davis: The Norwell Democrat is looking to challenge Hedlund in the State Senate race. Davis defeated Democrat opponent Steve May in the September primary.
While Hingham State Rep. Garrett Bradley will run opposed for precincts 1,3,4,5A, and 6, State Rep. James M. Murphy, D-Weymouth and
Bob Montgomery Thomas will oppose each other on the Precinct 2 ballot.
Voters will be asked to weigh in on three ballot questions: A Law for the Humanitarian Medical Use of Marijuana, An Act Relative to Death with Dignity and An Act to Protect Motor Vehicle Owners and Small Businesses in Repairing Motor Vehicles.