NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. – Thursday’s primary election will offer only one contested position, with all other candidates headed straight to November's general electtion.
Polls at Northbridge High School field house, 427 Linwood Ave., will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters from all four precincts will vote at the high school.
The only contested race pits incumbent U.S. Rep. James P. McGovern (D-Worcester) against William Feegbeh of Worcester for U.S. Congress in the in the 2nd Congressional district.
Feegben, from Liberia, has lived in Worcester for about a year. In 2010, he was a Democratic candidate for state Senate in the second Suffolk and Middlesex districts.
Elected to Congress in 1996, McGovern currently represents the 3rd Congressional District. With redistricting, which takes effect in January, Central Massachusetts communities, including Northbridge, move into the 2nd Congressional District and incumbent U.S. Rep. Richard Neal moves into the 1st Congressional District.
McGovern, the minority whip, is the second-ranking member on the House Rules Committee and is a member of the House Agricultural Committee.
There is no Republican candidate for U.S. Congress.
Other names on the Democratic ballot are: Elizabeth Warren for U.S. Senate, Richard T. Moore (D-Uxbridge) for State Senate, Dennis P. McManus for clerk of courts and Anthony J. Vigliotti for register of deeds.
Republican candidates are: Scott P. Brown for U.S. Senate, Jennie L. Caissie for councillor, Stephen R. Simonian for state Senate and George N. Peterson Jr. for state representative.
The general election will be held Nov. 6.