Since winning a special election in 2010 to succeed Scott Brown as state senator, Wrentham resident Richard Ross has had his term renewed twice without opposition. This will not be repeated for the Republican in 2014 because at least one other person would like to represent the Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex District.
Attleboro City Councilor Sara-Lynn Reynolds, who two weeks ago changed her voter registration status from independent to Democratic, said Tuesday that she will run in the election.
Reynolds stressed she has not made a formal announcement, but there were rumors about her interest in being a Senate candidate, and she confirmed they were true when contacted by Patch.
Calling herself a fiscal conservative who is liberal on social issues, Reynolds wrote that as a state senator she would be a voice for middle America.
"These last five years have been difficult for many Americans," she wrote. "A troubled economy has left many scrambling to hang onto their homes and jobs. Others have experienced divorce and illness. Having not been immune to any of the above, I can state that I too know how most of the middle class is feeling."
She added, "More women in elective office would better represent the residents of this state."
Reynolds submitted a document to Patch outlining her views. It is attached to this article.
Ross is a veteran legislator, having served in the State House as the representative of the 9th Norfolk District from 2005 until his election to the Senate in 2010. He is a former Wrentham selectman and owner of the local R.J. Ross Funeral Home.