State Rep Headed for Re-Election After Primary Win

Published by Chris Wangler- September 2, 2020.

With a dominant showing in his home base, 10th Middlesex Rep. John Lawn won Tuesday’s Democratic primary against Newton city councilor Alison Leary by a 53% to 47% margin.
Lawn has no opponent in the upcoming general election, so he will win re-election to the State House in November. The married father of five was first elected in 2011.
Leary earned more votes than Lawn in both Waltham (2,098 votes to 1,853) and in Newton (704 to 571), but Lawn’s lopsided majority in Watertown (1,620 to 791), where he lives, sealed his victory.
In other local races, longtime 10th Middlesex Rep. Tom Stanley earned a large vote tally in Waltham (6,393) running unopposed in the 9th Middlesex Democratic primary.
Stanley will have a challenger in November. Fellow Waltham city councilor George Darcy will be on the ballot as an unenrolled candidate. The 10th Middlesex district represents parts of Waltham and Lincoln.
Other Democratic incumbents, both state and local, also strolled to victory on Tuesday, with some set to face Republican challengers in November.
In a closely watched U.S. Senate race, incumbent Sen. Ed Markey easily defeated Rep. Joe Kennedy (55% to 45%). In Waltham, Markey’s edge (7,561 votes) over Kennedy (4,456) was significant.
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