The results from the November 6, 2012 election are in and on January 2, 2013, Jeff Roy will be sworn in as the next State Representative for the 10th Norfolk District. Roy secured 11,835 votes to win the 10th Norfolk seat over Rich Eustis who gathered 9,961 votes.
You can view the Milford Daily News report on the election by clicking here. The Boston Globe report is available here. Precinct by precinct results for Franklin are available here. Seventeen thousand five hundred voters cast their ballots in Franklin for an approximately 85% turnout. In Medway, 5,213 voters cast ballots in this race.
In a statement issued after the election, Roy thanked everyone who participated in the campaign. “It was your enduring support and encouragement that helped fulfill a dream for me,” he said. “I will never forget how you gave of your time and energy because you believed in this campaign. We shared a set of core values about how government can work, not by doing things for others, but by providing opportunities for people to help themselves. We started with a simple idea about securing the type of government we want, and how we as citizens would come together to make Massachusetts a better place to work and live. We knocked on thousands of doors and engaged in community conversations. We heard concerns about doing everything in our power to give citizens the opportunity to participate in the American Dream. I look forward to working with you to fulfill those dreams.”
On Wednesday morning, Roy and several members of Team Roy gathered out in front of Franklin Village Plaza to thank morning commuters for their support. It was a bit nippy, but the team still had some adrenaline from Tuesday to keep them warm.