SHREWSBURY, Mass. — In the past year, Shrewsbury voters cast their ballots in elections both local and national.
Like the rest of the nation, Shrewsbury voters in November said yes to four more years of President Barrack Obama's administration over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
And like much of Central Massachusetts, Shrewsbury voters picked U.S. Sen. Scott Brown (R). But it wasn't enough for Brown to defeat Democrat challenger Elizabeth Warren, who defeated Brown after a hard-fought race.
Shrewsbury overwhelmingly voted for U.S. Rep. James McGovern over his opponent during the September primary. McGovern, a Democrat, had no Republican challenger in the general election.
State Sen. Michael Moore (D–Shrewsbury) won another two-year term after defeating Republican challenger Steve Simonian. State Rep. Matthew Beaton was unopposed in his re-election bid.
In May, Shrewsbury voters re-elected Jim Kane to the Board of Selectmen, defeating his opponent, Ben Tartaglia.
School Committee incumbent Steve Levine ran unopposed for re-election. Newcomer Jason Palitsch was elected to his first term on the committee while running unopposed.
The Shrewsbury Daily Voice is tallying the Top 10 stories of 2012 this week.