State Representative Daniel Webster unexpectedly announced yesterday that he would not be running for re-election in the race for the Sixth Plymouth District.
Webster defeated sticker candidate Karen Barry in the Republican primary last week.
Now, Barry’s name could be on the November 6 ballot.
Webster, who served five terms, says he is not running again so he can focus on his law practice and spend more time with his family.
In response to Webster’s withdrawal, a board representing the state’s Republican Party voted to nominate Barry to face Duxbury resident Josh Cutler in November’s general election.
Barry was Webster’s campaign manager in 2002, 2004 and 2006.
She received 44 percent of the total vote in the primary in the district that includes most of Duxbury and Pembroke and Hanson.
Her nomination must be filed with Secretary of State William Galvin’s office by tomorrow (Wednesday) at 5 p.m. for her name to appear on the November ballot.