With Burlington, Wilmington and Bedford reporting it is time to call the race for the 21st Middlesex District State Representative seat for Bedford Zoning Board Vice-Chair Ken Gordon.
The 21 Middlesex District includes the towns of Burlington, Bedford and Precinct 3 of Wilmington.
Burlington selectman and Republican candidate Walter Zenkin took Burlington 6,408 to 6,142, a difference of 266 votes. He also took Wilmington 853 to 842. However, Bedford is reporting that Gordon took the vote there 4,781 to 2,275, a difference of 2,506, giving Gordon the victory.
In the primaries Gordon beat out Burlington Democrats Dave Fionda and Virginia Mooney.
"I'm a little exhausted, mostly excited," Gordon told Patch in a phone interview. "I feel ready to get to work for the district. This was not a finish line it was a starting line and I'm ready to get started."
Gordon said he would also like to thank those who supported him and came out to the polls to vote for him.
"I'm excited to hear the trust and confidence of voters in the district," he said. "I thank each and every voter and each and every supporter and I promise to work hard so that your faith in me is rewarded. I also want to thank Rep. Charlie Murphy for his 16 years of service to the community on which I hope to build."
Gordon also thanked his opponent in the race.
"I thank Mr. Zenkin for a campaign on the issues," he said.
"I also congratulate Sen. Ken Donnelly, Sen. elect Mike Barrett, Sen. Jim Miceli, whith whom I look forward to serving," he added.