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Gregoire wins Democratic primary for Fourth Middlesex House seat

Posted by Your Town  September 6, 2012 11:14 PM

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Boston lawyer Danielle Gregoire won the state Representative Democratic primary Thursday for the Fourth Middlesex District, capturing three-quarters of the vote for the seat that represents Marlborough and parts of Northborough and Westborough.

Gregoire, a Marlborough native, previously held the seat for one term before being ousted by current incumbent Steven Levy in 2010 by 100 votes. Levy ran unopposed in this year’s Republican primary for the seat, positioning the two for a rematch this year.

Gregoire said Thursday night that facing her former opponent "will be an uphill battle" due to his incumbency.

However, Gregoire said that she will continue campaigning emphatically, an especially important component for winning this year's state election.

"The turnout will be bigger this time with the presidential election," she said. "I would obviously love to win big, but a win is a win is a win. I don't care how many votes it's by."

Gregoire said if she were elected, she would want to focus on creating jobs and stimulating the economy through education.

“I’m all about retraining the older workforce who have been downsized or let go and need that retraining to get back into the workforce,” she said. “I also think we should educate students for the jobs we will have in the future, not the ones we used to have that we lost and won’t get back.”

Gregoire also served seven years as a legislative aide to former state Representative Stephen LeDuc of Marlborough.


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