Dan Cullinane, a Dorchester Democrat and former aide to Representative Marty Walsh, will now represent the 12th Suffolk in the Massachusetts House, after winning a special election for the seat Tuesday.
Cullinane beat two independents vying for the seat, Mattapan resident Lincoln Larmond and Milton resident Edmond Romulus.
The position, which represents parts of Dorchester, Mattapan, Hyde Park, and a sliver of Milton was previously held by now State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry, also a Dorchester Democrat.
Cullinane took a little more that 73 percent of the vote, followed by Romulus with just over 20 percent, according to results provided by the Boston Election Department.
A little less than nine percent of eligible voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s special election.
In an August primary for the seat Cullinane beat out two other Democrats, Dorchester resident Marydith Tuitt and Dorchester resident Stephanie Everett.