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Potential candidate looking to run as independent in 12th Suffolk race

Edmond Romulus, a Milton resident, has pulled nomination papers and is aiming to run in the special election for the vacant 12th Suffolk House seat.

Romulus, who managed Jean-Claude Sanon’s campaign for City Council At-Large in 2009, says he plans to run as an independent.

“My approach is politics of common sense,” he said. “Vote for what’s best for the people, not based on party affiliation or ideology.”

Romulus, 33, lives in the Milton portion of the 12th Suffolk House district, which also includes Dorchester, Mattapan and a part of Hyde Park. Born in Haiti, Romulus was brought to Boston by his father when he was 12. He lived in Dorchester for six years, and before that in Mattapan.

Like the other candidates running in the special election, Romulus worked on Linda Dorcena Forry’s state Senate campaign. Dorcena Forry, the 12th Suffolk state representative for eight years, was sworn in last week as the state senator for the First Suffolk District. She replaced Jack Hart, who stepped down earlier this year to take a job at a law firm.

The other candidates include Dan Cullinane, Stephanie Everett, Mary Tuitt and Carlotta Williams.

A minimum of 150 verified signatures is required to get on the ballot. The primary is set for August 13, while the general election is scheduled for September 10.