Adams Wins GOP State Senate Nomination by Fraction of a Percent
State Rep. Paul Adams grabbed just enough votes to beat Andover selectman Alex Vispoli in the race for the Republican nomination for the Second Essex and Middlesex senate district.
Adams won the Republican nomination on Thursday, beating Andover selectman Alex Vispoli by less than 100 votes.
Adams beat Vispoli, garnering 50.87 percent of the votes in the Second Essex and Middlesex district, which consists of Andover, Tewksbury, Dracut and Lawrence. In votes, Adams beat Vispoli with 2,648 votes to 2,557 votes.
Finegold won the Democratic nomination unopposed.
Vispoli did win the hometown he and Adams share, beating Adams 1,267 votes to 754 votes in Andover. Adams won in Tewksbury (678-404), Lawrence (368-352) and Dracut (848-534).
In Tewksbury, just 2,109 out of 20,899 registered voters cast ballots on Thursday, according to Town Clerk Denise Graffeo. Thats just 10.2 percent.
Unofficial vote totals for Tewksbury are attached as a PDF file.
Check back with Tewksbury Patch in the morning for the complete election details.