November 9 2016
State Rep. Ken Gordon Wins Re-election
By: Rich Hosford
21st Middlesex District State Rep. Ken Gordon has won reelection.
Gordon, D-Bedford, was challenged by Republican and Burlington resident Paul Girouard. This was the second time Girouard has vied for the seat.
Unlike two years ago, Burlington went for Gordon. In town 7,270 voters cast ballots for the Democrat while 6,086 supported Girouard.
Gordon won his hometown of Bedford by a larger margin. He garnered 5,208 votes to Girouard’s 2,390. In Wilmington Precinct 3, however, Girouard came out ahead with 624 votes to Gordon’s 489. So in total Gordon won the district with 12,967 votes to Girouard’s 9,100 according to preliminary vote totals.
During the race Gordon often pointed to his initiatives in traffic mitigation and support of local education. Girouard challenged him on issues of transparency on Capitol Hill and taxes.
Gordon had a message of thanks for Burlington voters after the election.
"I am grateful for the support of the people of Burlington who realized that I have been standing up for the town and the people in the town for the past four years and will continue to stand up for them in the coming session," he said.