Losing state Senate Democratic candidate Michael Walsh says he’ll run again.
Walsh, a lawyer from Westwood, won the suburbs of Dedham, Norwood, and Westwood, but was trounced in the Boston precincts of the Suffolk and Norfolk District by state Representative Michael Rush of West Roxbury.
Rush won the Democratic nomination for the seat being vacated by retiring Senator Marian Walsh by 9,286 votes to 7,102.
“I’m a little disappointed, but I poured my heart and soul into this campaign,” said Michael Walsh, who is not related to the incumbent.
“I just didn’t reach enough voters. I think it’s extremely hard for anyone who doesn’t live in the city of Boston to take this seat, but it’s not impossible. I will run again and I will reach the rest of those voters,” he said.
Walsh finished last in a four-way race for two Norfolk County commissioner seats in November 2008, and last April lost an election for the Westwood Housing Authority by 63 votes.
Rush is in his fourth term in the Legislature. A Naval Reserve officer, he taught history at his alma mater Catholic Memorial High School before going into politics.
In the race for Democratic Congressional nominee, Dedham voters went with winning Democratic incumbent Stephen Lynch, giving him 1,701 votes and Mac D’Alessandro 921 votes.
Incumbent Governor’s Councilor Kelly Timilty got 1,473 votes in Dedham; her opponent Robert Jubinville had 810. Overall, she took in 60 percent of the vote to Jubinville’s 40 percent.
Town Clerk Paul Munchback said 3,969 Dedham voters turned out, about 25 percent and lower than anticipated.
The election results by precinct are available on the town website, www.dedham-ma.gov.
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