Two Mayor of Dedham candidates have emerged: Steve Bishop and Meg Fox.
Each candidate will now hit the campaign trail over the next month to raise money for local charities. Each vote will cost $1 and there isn't a limit to the number of votes a person can cast. Cash raised between now and Aug. 20, the end to the campaign season, will be split between Parks and Recreation and the charities of the winner's choice.
Fox would like to split the money she raises with Susan G. Komen-Breast Cancer and Autism Speaks.
"These two are very dear to me, I know too many woman with breast cancer, my mom and grandmother, and I work with too many children that are under the autism umbrella. I will try my hardest to collect as much as I can; to me it is all worth it. Win or lose, it is all a win-win. Good luck Steve!"
If Bishop wins, he will donate money to Jacob Vandenburghe, a Norton resident who was chosen to attend the inauguration on Washington DC. He will also donate $250 to the Little Wiffles program Fox started.
"I love what she has done for special needs kids, which is near and dear to my heart having a special needs child ourselves," Bishop said. "I think this will be fun and really am honored to be nominated, especially since my grandfather, Leo Yelle, was Grand Marshall a few years ago in the parade. Good luck Meg and I love what you have created. It is people like you that makes this community truly unique and special."
As Bishop mentioned, the Mayor of Norton will also be the Grand Marshall in the annual Parks and Recreation Halloween Parade.
Stay tuned to Norton Patch for the latest fund-raising news from the two campaigns.