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Roy qualifies to face Sen. Moore

Write-in campaign exceeds needed 300 votes

September 20, 2010
SUTTON — State Sen. Richard T. Moore, D-Uxbridge, will have a challenger on the Nov. 2 ballot, despite the fact that there was no name for the Republican Primary ballot last week.

Republican Kim Roy, a longtime Sutton resident, announced this week that she had garnered enough write-in votes to be placed on the November ballot for the Worcester & Norfolk District Senate Seat. Roy had started a sticker campaign a week before the primaries on Tuesday, Sept. 14.

Roy needed to receive 300 votes to be placed on the Nov. 2 ballot. Though the official write-in numbers have not been tallied by the Massachusetts Election Division, Roy said she was notified that over 1,000 people wrote in her name.

"I'm extremely grateful to all those who put my sticker on his or her ballot on Primary Day," Roy said of those who supported her.

Roy has never held an elected office, but for the last 11 months has been the Republican State Committeewoman for the Worcester and Norfolk District. Previously she worked as a Pharmaceutical Representative for the health care company Johnson & Johnson. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Government from Western New England College.

When asked why she decided to enter the race, Roy said it was to oppose a sitting state senator who has been in office for over three decades.

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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