Lewis Beats Georgountzos in State Rep. Race
After losing six of seven precincts in his home town of Stoneham, State Rep. candidate George Georgountzos has conceded the victory to incumbent Jason Lewis.
After losing six of seven precincts in his home town of Stoneham Tuesday night, George Georgountzos conceded victory in the state representative race to incumbent Jason Lewis.
After a long campaign season Chris Kellog, campaign manager for Lewis, said the team and Lewis were excited for the win.
"I am extraordinarily happy, and I did not expect Jason to do as well as he did," Kellog said. "I really feel that it speaks to the quality of an individual of Jason because he did do so well."
Keollog also wished Geogountzos luck in his future political endeavors.
"George is a nice guy, and I would encourage him to rethink his strategies in two years if he plans on running again," Kellogg said.
In an interview with Stoneham Patch from his campaign party at Angelo's Ristorante in Stoneham, Georgountzos said he called Lewis to concede the race and also to congratulate him on the victory.
In Stoneham, Georgountzos won precinct six, his home territory, but fell in the remain six precincts.
"I was very disappointed with the results," Georgountzos confessed.
In Winchester, Lewis received 7,576 votes to Georgountzos' 4,307, while in Stoneham Lewis tallied 6,282 to Georgountzos' 5034.
Check back with Patch for the final results.