Dykema Wins Re-Election

The three-time state representative will be representing Holliston and Hopkinton, along with parts of Southborough and Westborough.

Democrat state Rep. Carolyn Dykema has won the 8th Middlesex District Rep. seat over Republican challenger Marty Lamb.

Both candidates from Holliston faced off in a battle in which Dykema won, taking home 792 votes in Westborough, 3,169 in Southborough, 5,209 in Holliston and 4926 in Hopkinton.

Lamb won 500 votes in Westborough, 2,315 in Southborough, 2,771 in Holliston and 3296 in Hopkinton.

Numbers for Southborough were taken from reports on the Boston Globe's election website.

Lamb conceded the race to Dykema earlier tonight telling the Worcester Telegram that he was proud of the campaign that he ran.

"'I just want to thank all of my campaign volunteers from the bottom of my heart. We ran a good campaign and they were the best volunteers a candidate could wish for,' he told the Telegram.

Lisa Keefe November 08, 2012 at 06:07 PM
Napolitano was accurate saying ~40% when the number is 39. It's Ms. Hayes who was way off with 36%. 40% is the Hopkinton vote percentage where Ms. Hayes is. 42% is the Southborough vote percentage where we are.
Darlene Hayes November 08, 2012 at 11:02 PM
I removed my 1 comment in the middle of the night nearly a week ago. It was not removed because of abuse and you can ask Sean yourself, I removed it because it was wrong to do but not because it wasn't public information. I also extended a personal olive branch in regards to that issue. In response to my delight in the win, I am. It was well deserving, without gimmicks and lots of local grassroot support. Prior to the election lots of percentages were bashed against her good character and voting record by the opposing canidates supporters. I shared the correct percentage from the results listed in a Southboro medium, later more results came in and Mr Roney posted and adjusted it accordingly on that site as well. 61 to 39 % results which by the way is a substaintial win and reflection of her impact on our community.
Darlene Hayes November 08, 2012 at 11:09 PM
Mr Folkes, Again, you do not know me and I am far from sore or nasty, quite estatic with the results and a very pro active contributor to my community. Funny, you said less than a week ago you read the blogs but didnt participate. Quite the opposite unless you mean just this one platform. You have been quite the blogger on other platforms and not so kind to the winning canidate's role as our state rep.
Darlene Hayes November 09, 2012 at 01:25 AM
From where I am and the majority of the 8th district (meaning greater than 50% of its voters, if you want it defined) know the final results represents the will of this district in re-electing a well deserving incumbant as our state rep.
Rob F November 09, 2012 at 11:54 AM
Who cares what any of the percentages were? A candidate won. The election is over. Move on. Supporters for both are representing their candidates in bad form on this page. Are any of youhelping your candidate? or party?


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