BOSTON -- Last night, Senator Bob Hedlund (R-Weymouth) won a decisive victory in the preliminary election for the Weymouth mayoral race. Topping a crowded field of six candidates with over 55% of the vote, Hedlund scored victories in every one of Weymouth's eighteen precincts. In the final election on November 3, Hedlund will face incumbent mayor Sue Kay (D), whom he bested by over 30 percentage points in the preliminary election.
"Senator Bob Hedlund has been a strong advocate for effective and efficient government in the state senate for years, and we're thrilled with his success in the mayoral race last night," said MassGOP Chairman Kirsten Hughes. "The people of Weymouth will be well-served by his election this November, and we thank him for his continued commitment to public service."
Senator Bob Hedlund delivered a decisive victory in the crowded preliminary election in Weymouth last night.
"More than half of voters who participated in Weymouth's preliminary mayoral election checked off state Sen. Bob Hedlund's name Thursday, and Hedlund said the wide support he received pleasantly surprised him." (Bradford Randall, "Hedlund calls victory 'significant,' Weymouth News, 9/17/15)