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It's Gordon vs. Zenkin in 21st Middlesex District November election

Posted by Tom Coakley  September 7, 2012 03:05 PM

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Bedford lawyer Ken Gordon will face off against Burlington Selectman Walter Zenkin in the November election to determine who represents the 21st Middlesex District in the state House of Representatives.

Both men were write-in candidates who entered the race when state Rep. Charles A. Murphy, a Burlington Democrat, decided he would resign from the seat to take a job in the private sector. The disrtrict covers Burlington, Bedford and parts of Wilmington.

Murphy's name was still on the ballot because he had not resigned before Thursday's primary.

Gordon, a lawyer who specializes in workplace discrimination cases, was one of three Democratic write-in candidates. The others were both from Burlington - business consultant David Fionda and former Selectwoman Virginia Mooney.

Gordon came in first on the Democratic side picking up 919 votes according to unofficial returns. He beat out Murphy who got 724. Fiona came in third with 592 votes and Mooney fourth with 41.

Zenkin was unopposed on the Republican side, garnering 652 votes, more than the 150 needed by a write-in to make it on to the ballot.

Town by Town Breakdown of unofficial results provided by town clerks

BURLINGTON
Murphy: 262
Fionda: 454
Gordon: 257
Mooney: 41

Zenkin: 458

BEDFORD
Murphy: 427
Fionda: 102
Gordon: 655
Mooney: 0

Zenkin: 169

WILMINGTON
Murphy: 35
Fionda: 36
Gordon: 7
Mooney: 0

Zenkin: 25

TOTALS
Murphy: 724
Fionda 592
Gordon: 919
Mooney 41

Zenkin: 652

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