Speaker DeLeo Easily Wins Re-Election

Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo was re-elected as state representative in Tuesday’s election, defeating Paul A. Caruccio.

DeLeo received 4,373 votes in Winthrop while Caruccio received 1,903.

DeLeo represents all of Winthrop and part of Revere in the House. He has been Winthrop’s state representative since 1991 and has served as Speaker of the House since Jan., 2009.

State Sen. Anthony Petruccelli was re-elected without opposition.

Winthrop favored Governor-elect Charlie Baker at the polls as the Swampscott resident received 3,324 votes while Attorney General Martha Coakley received 2,824 votes. Baker won a close election statewide and will take office in January.

Suffolk County Sheriff Steven Tompkins swept to a strong victory, defeating challenger Hassan A. Smith. Tompkins received 4,218 votes in Winthrop while Smith received 1,254.

Winthrop voted against the repeal of the casino law by a 3,470-2,925 margin. Wynn Resorts of Everett was granted the casino license for the Greater Boston region. MGM Resorts (Springfield) also has a casino license while Penn National Gaming has begun construction of a slots parlor in Plainville.


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