Two public high school history teachers are preparing to run against state Sen. Richard Ross in next year’s state election.

The two Democrats would first have to face off against one another in a primary election in September before running against Ross, R-Wrentham, in November.

Colin Meiselman, 29, is a teacher and high school soccer coach from Wayland.

“I am running to bring a new generation of leadership to state government. I can no longer sit on the sidelines and wait for the changes that need to be made to become reality,” Meiselman said.

Jackie Katz, 34, lives in Norfolk and teaches at Wellesley High School.

“What our community really needs is an educator in the government. We need and deserve someone representing us who has been working with kids, parents, teachers, and school leaders on a daily basis to help improve the quality of our public schools,” she said on her web site.

Ross could not be reached for comment.

He has been in the Senate since winning a special election in 2010 to replace Scott Brown.

Previously, he served in the House for five years.

His Norfolk, Bristol, Middlesex District includes the local communities of North Attleboro, Plainville, Wrentham, Norfolk and Ward 1 and 2 and Precinct 3A in Attleboro.

It also includes parts of Franklin, Needham, Wellesley, Natick and all of Sherborn and Wayland.

Jim Hand may be reached at 508-236-0399 or You can follow him on Twitter at @TSCpolitics.

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I hope Chuckie Baker has a job for Ross! I mean since he's held that office, Ross hasn't been able to pass gas in the state house and the region keeps losing out because of it. A fresh face in a Democratic House and Senate might change things for the better rather than the stagnant and mediocre conditions Ross has been heir to.

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