Brownsberger Eases Into State Senate
Unopposed, Belmont resident moves from reps side of the State House to the senate.
While most Belmont residents were looking across the New Hampshire border today, Tuesday, Jan. 10, to see how another resident was doing, the attention of Will Brownsberger's supporters was closer to home.
And at 8 p.m., when the polls closed, the inevitable became fact as Brownsberger, running unopposed, won the general election with a little more than 4,500 votes to become the next Senator from the Second Suffolk and Middlesex District, comprising Belmont, Watertown, parts of Cambridge and Belmont.
His vote tally was nearly equal with the amount he received last month in the Democrat primary.
In Belmont, 15.6 percent of registered voters – about half the number who voted in the December primary – came out for Brownsberger, casting 2,416 votes or 94.6 percent of the vote. 171 voters wrote in their own favorites.
Only 4.4 percent of Watertown voters took the time to vote, giving Brownsberger 87 percent or 806 votes. Fellow Belmont resident Tommasina Anne Olson received 41 votes with another 77 went to other write-in candidates.
Cambridge gave Brownsberger 795 votes with 26 write-ins while the Belmont resident took 555 votes in Boston with 49 write-ins.
Next for Brownsberger is to sent a letter to the Secretary of State's office resigning his state representative seat.
All evidence indicates that state House and Senate leadership will officially push back the date for the primary election until September.