Mass Statehouse

ATTLEBORO — Candidates for the state representative seat left vacant by Mayor Paul Heroux have less than two weeks to submit their nomination papers for the special state primary slated for March 6.

Those seeking the job have until Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 5 p.m., to get 150 signatures from registered voters in their party or from registered voters who are unenrolled to qualify for the ballot.

The district includes all Attleboro precincts except 3B.

Heroux resigned from the Legislature on Jan. 2, the day he was sworn in as mayor.

There are at least five potential candidates for the job.

Democrats include Jim Hawkins, Ty Waterman and Paulo Salgueiro.

On the Republican side, Jeff Bailey and city councilor Julie Hall are hoping to win the job. The last day to register to vote in the primary is Feb. 14.

Primary winners will face-off in a special state election on April 3.

The last day to register to vote for the special state election is March 14.

George W. Rhodes can be reached at 508-236-0432.

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