The final day of Belmont State Sen. Will Brownsberger's more than half-a-year primary campaign to succeed Ed Markey as representative for the 5th Congressional House District, began at a familiar spot in his two decade political career.
Standing near the commuter rail tunnel at Common Street and Concord Avenue at the entrance to Belmont Center, the Gilbert Road resident and his wife, Carolyn, were waving to motorists and walkers beginning at 7 a.m. on this sunny special election primary day.
Brownsberger is seeking to become Belmont's first Congressman in a race where he faces four strong fellow Democrat challengers in a district that runs from the Atlantic in Revere and Winthrop to near to the head of the Charles River in Southborough in Worcester county.
"It's exciting. All the work has been done and getting the people now out to vote is what's important now," said Carolyn Brownsberger.
"And I hope people vote for him because he's really unique as a politician. I hope they get it," she said.
At 9:10 a.m., the Brownsbergers headed to their home precinct's polling station at the Beech Street Center to cast their votes.
"I voted for the Brownsberger on Gilbert Road," said the state senator as he was leaving.