As we approach November’s elections, Stoneham Patch is dedicated to bringing you information you need about every race in town. Here's a look at some of the candidates, races and issues we'll be covering as Nov. 6 draws near. Bookmark this page for updates.
Click on the links below to learn more about the races, candidates and issues.
U.S. Congress, 5th Massachusetts District:
- Ed Markey (D)
- Tom Tierney (R)
- Scott Brown
- Elizabeth Warren
- Barack Obama
- Mitt Romney
- Gary Johnson
- Jill Stein
- Question 1: An Act to Protect Motor Vehicle Owners and Small Businesses in Repairing Motor Vehicles: This initiative would require all car manufacturers to provide – on an equitable fair-market value subscription basis – all diagnostic and repair information for model years beginning in 2015 to owners or an owner’s designated in-state independent repair facility (not affiliated with a manufacturer or its authorized dealers). The law would also make available for purchase information for model years 2002 through 2014.
- Question 2: An Act Relative to Death with Dignity: This initiative would allow physicians to prescribe medication to terminally ill patients that would end their lives. The act would require that patients are mentally capable of making this decision and orally communicating it to a doctor on two occasions 15 days apart. Participation by a doctor or health care facility would be voluntary.
- Question 3: Law for the Humanitarian Medical Use of Marijuana: This intiative seeks to legalize the use and cultivation of marijuana as a medical drug. It calls for no penalities for "qualifying patients, physicians and health care professionals, personal caregivers for patients, or medical marijuana treatment center agents for the medical use of marijuana."