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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.

Rep. Jason Lewis November 07, 2012 at 07:13 AM
I'm humbled with the support I received in today's election. This would not have been possible without the hard work of our dedicated volunteers and student interns, and the generous financial support of our donors. Thank you! I want to congratulate George Georgountzos for his commitment to public service. It is not easy to put yourself and your family in the public eye and run for elected office. I'm ready to get back to work: pursuing local economic development opportunities; fighting for fair and adequate funding for all our schools; championing quality, affordable healthcare for our families, seniors, and small businesses; and continuing to implement reforms that make our government more efficient and responsive to our needs. I want to thank you for being involved in the political process. It is a great privilege to represent the residents of Stoneham and Winchester in the state legislature. I believe we have great opportunities to strengthen our communities and move Massachusetts forward, and I'm excited to continue our work together.
swimmom November 08, 2012 at 04:07 AM
Mr.Lewis I applaud your re-election. I can only hope to hear back from you regarding the anti bullying laws in MA.

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