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Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Framingham seat goes to Richardson

FRAMINGHAM

The results are in. Democrat Pam Richardson defeated Republican Nick Sanchez in the race to capture the House seat in Framingham that was held by Democrat Deborah Blumer, who died last month of a heart attack.

With all 11 precincts reporting, Richardson, a 36-year-old school committee member, led by about 1,200 votes over Sanchez, 61, a Cuban-born economics professor at the College of the Holy Cross, officials said early today.

Blumer's death had sparked a six-way write-in race.

"I think that the voters already knew me because of ny work on the school committee for the past four years," Richardson said last night. "I've shown them I'm a hard worker, and I care deeply for the town."

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