Dykema Wins Re-Election

The three-time state representative will be representing Holliston and Hopkinton, along with parts of Southborough and Westborough.

Democrat state Rep. Carolyn Dykema has won the 8th Middlesex District Rep. seat over Republican challenger Marty Lamb.

Both candidates from Holliston faced off in a battle in which Dykema won, taking home 792 votes in Westborough, 3,169 in Southborough, 5,209 in Holliston and 4926 in Hopkinton.

Lamb won 500 votes in Westborough, 2,315 in Southborough, 2,771 in Holliston and 3296 in Hopkinton.

Numbers for Southborough were taken from reports on the Boston Globe's election website.

Lamb conceded the race to Dykema earlier tonight telling the Worcester Telegram that he was proud of the campaign that he ran.

"'I just want to thank all of my campaign volunteers from the bottom of my heart. We ran a good campaign and they were the best volunteers a candidate could wish for,' he told the Telegram.

Darlene Hayes November 07, 2012 at 07:48 AM
Greg Lamb November 07, 2012 at 05:16 PM
Congratulations Carolyn!
K Napolitano November 08, 2012 at 03:20 AM
Thank you to Marty Lamb for running for State Rep, putting forth substantive legislative ideas, and being the choice for State Representative for a respectable ~40% of voters.
Darlene Hayes November 08, 2012 at 11:58 AM
Better check you math, Mr Lamb LOST with only 36.2%. The district spoke loud and clear in support of the re-election of Carolyn Dykema! Personally, I am tickled "PINK" and grateful that she is heading back to Beacon Hill for our community.
Lisa Keefe November 08, 2012 at 03:54 PM
Ms. Hayes - The only thing worse than a sore loser is a sore winner. Official results, See the final count here for the district, and that's 40%, 4,926 to 3,296 http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/newsnow/x1890074042/Hopkinton-A-little-Republican-a-little-Democrat Ms Hayes has been spreading lies throughout the campaign, including personal attacks on me in this blog which had to be removed for abuse. Now even though her candidate won, she continues. What is her problem?
Don Folkes November 08, 2012 at 04:36 PM
Maybe the Dykema people don't see posts from us because we are not sore losers and are above that. People have lives. Clearly the Dykema people are still sore and nasty.
Kelly Roney November 08, 2012 at 04:48 PM
Simple facts, percentages to the nearest whole number: Carolyn's votes: 14,096, or 61% Marty's votes: 8,882, or 39% 22 points is a clear landslide. Frankly, it's hard to interpret Darlene's comment alluding to the pink letter as anything worse than gentle teasing. Can we all just take a deep breath?
Lisa Keefe November 08, 2012 at 05:03 PM
I agree, I was looking at Hopkinton....the totals are 14,096 to 8,882 is total, 61/39. So, I think Darlene is the one who needs to get her facts straight. Everyone on Marty's side is doing the right thing. But, when we see slams from Dykema supporters, we will get on and respond. Otherwise, we aren't the types to just banter. As I said, people have lives and that's what everyone is getting back into. I'd also like to thank Desiree for doing so much to help Marty. I didn't know she was taking care of elderly parents, too, ages almost 88 and 93 until I spoke with her about it. She doesn't talk about these things. She's also an engineer by profession. She has a lot to deal with and I'm glad she could manage her schedule so well. I did meet her parents at a surprise 50th birthday party Marty and his wife put on for her, and they are wonderful and very proud of Desiree as well they should be. So, yes, I think everyone should take a breath and get back to normal life. I don't think these backhanded slaps by Dykema people serve any use. As I said, basically just shows the nastiness that continues. It's not teasing. It's nasty. So, take your own advice on the Dykema side and practice what you preach. If we see slams against Marty, we will respond. Otherwise, you don't see anything coming from us.
Kelly Roney November 08, 2012 at 05:27 PM
We can all take our own and each other's advice about how to comment kindly. I intended my facts about the results to set right what both you and Darlene posted, as well as "Napolitano."
Lisa Keefe November 08, 2012 at 06:07 PM
Napolitano was accurate saying ~40% when the number is 39. It's Ms. Hayes who was way off with 36%. 40% is the Hopkinton vote percentage where Ms. Hayes is. 42% is the Southborough vote percentage where we are.
Darlene Hayes November 08, 2012 at 11:02 PM
I removed my 1 comment in the middle of the night nearly a week ago. It was not removed because of abuse and you can ask Sean yourself, I removed it because it was wrong to do but not because it wasn't public information. I also extended a personal olive branch in regards to that issue. In response to my delight in the win, I am. It was well deserving, without gimmicks and lots of local grassroot support. Prior to the election lots of percentages were bashed against her good character and voting record by the opposing canidates supporters. I shared the correct percentage from the results listed in a Southboro medium, later more results came in and Mr Roney posted and adjusted it accordingly on that site as well. 61 to 39 % results which by the way is a substaintial win and reflection of her impact on our community.
Darlene Hayes November 08, 2012 at 11:09 PM
Mr Folkes, Again, you do not know me and I am far from sore or nasty, quite estatic with the results and a very pro active contributor to my community. Funny, you said less than a week ago you read the blogs but didnt participate. Quite the opposite unless you mean just this one platform. You have been quite the blogger on other platforms and not so kind to the winning canidate's role as our state rep.
Darlene Hayes November 09, 2012 at 01:25 AM
From where I am and the majority of the 8th district (meaning greater than 50% of its voters, if you want it defined) know the final results represents the will of this district in re-electing a well deserving incumbant as our state rep.
Rob F November 09, 2012 at 11:54 AM
Who cares what any of the percentages were? A candidate won. The election is over. Move on. Supporters for both are representing their candidates in bad form on this page. Are any of youhelping your candidate? or party?


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