Sen. Ed Markey was the clear choice of Winthrop voters in Tuesday’s election on his way to being re-elected to the United States Senate.
Markey, who had the support of Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo and Democratic State Committeewoman Alicia DelVento, received 6,274 votes in Winthrop while Republican Kevin O’Connor received 3,308 votes.
Markey had prevailed over Congressman Joe Kennedy III in a hotly contested Democratic Primary Sept. 1.
Congresswoman Katherine Clark won re-election to the House of Representatives, defeating Republican Caroline Colarusso. Clark received 5,940 votes in Winthrop while Colarusso received 3,382 votes.
“Thank you to the voters of the Fifth District for sending me back to Congress! It is the honor of a lifetime to represent you and to work alongside you to build a stronger, more inclusive America,” Rep. Clark said.
“There is much work to be done. The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken our community and our economy to their core. Americans are sick and suffering, and have waited too long for relief and real, science-based solutions to this crippling public health crisis. Delivering a national strategy to contain the virus and stabilize our families and our businesses remain my number one priority.
“This moment in our history demands not just recovery but rebirth. We must finally confront the challenges that have long plagued America. From health care access to racial injustice to climate change to voting rights, the threats facing our planet and democracy are great. We need bold solutions and urgent action to allow us to live up to our nation’s promise of liberty and justice for all.
“With your partnership and this commitment to equality as our guiding star, we will ensure every family can succeed and that our nation’s future is bright. Thank you again for your confidence.”
Speaker DeLeo and State Sen. Joe Boncore were unopposed in their bids for re-election. Winthrop enthusiastically supported each official with more than 7,000 votes at the polls.