|» Pam Richardson (D)||$7,917||incumbent|
|» Chris Walsh (D)||$249|
|» Jim Rizoli (I)|
|» James Pillsbury (I)|
There is a tight primary race between Pam Richardson and Chris Walsh. Both candidates are running on a platform of improving the ecomony, finding jobs in their district and revitalizing Framingham’s Downtown.
In the last election Chris Walsh almost unseated Richardson – coming within 138 votes. That election was a three way primary race with Dawn Harness. Given the anti-incumbent mood, and the removal of a third challenger, makes Walsh’s challenge becomes much stronger.
Pam Richardson was elected to the House of Representatives in 2006. Prior to being elected to the house she was Vice Chair of the Framingham School Committee and was a member of Framinham’s Town Meeting. She has two sons who currently attend Framingham public schools. She was appointed to the Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government, the House Committee on Post Audit and Oversight and the House Committee on Steering and Policy.