Capobianco Re-elected to Dem. State Committee

Valentino Capobianco was re-elected Tuesday to the Democratic State Committee in the First Suffolk and Middlesex Senate District that includes the town of Winthrop.

Valentino Capobianco

Capobianco, 31, was first elected to the Democratic State Committee in 2008 at the age of 18, the youngest person ever elected to the position.

Capobianco, who was re-elected to a four-year term, is a member of the Winthrop School Committee. He is the chief of staff to State Sen. Paul Feeney.

Capobianco claimed a convincing victory over Brian Gannon with 70 percent of the vote across the district and 85 percent in Winthrop. He said he was grateful to voters for their strong show of support.

“I want to thank the voters for their support and my friends and family for all their help, especially those in the labor community,” said Capobianco. “I’m excited to get to work again on the State Committee and look forward to a successful November election, including supporting our nominee for President of the United States.”

Among those congratulating Capobianco on his victory was Democratic State Committeewoman Alicia DelVento of Winthrop.

“I’d like to congratulate Tino Capobianco, my State Committee colleague, on a hard-fought victory,” said DelVento. “I am excited by the passion and enthusiasm to elect Democrats on display this primary season not only in the Commonwealth but across the nation, and I look forward to working hard to ensure it leads to wins up and down the ballot in November.”

The Republican State Committee winners in the district were Paul Ronukaitus of Winthrop and Joyce Kelly of Revere.

The unofficial results of the Presidential Primary in Winthrop follows:

Former Vice President Joe Biden was the top vote-getter in the Democratic Presidential Primary in Winthrop Tuesday.

Biden received 1,370 votes, 34.9 percent of the total votes cast.

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders was second with 1,039 votes, followed by U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (664) and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (512).

Biden was the overall victor in the Massachusetts Democratic Presidential Primary. In the Republican Presidential Primary voting in Winthrop, President Donald Trump received 600 votes, 91 percent of all votes cast. Former Mass. Gov. William Weld was a distant second with 46 votes.

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