Democrats at least temporarily gained a seat in the State House tonight. Jamie Belsito, who was one of Seth Moulton’s primary challengers last year, won a special election tonight to replace Republican Rep. Brad Hill who had resigned to work for the Gaming Commission. This is the 4th Essex District which will not exist in its current form as of the next regular election due to redistricting. Belsito lives in Topsfield, which will be divided between two districts per the new map and I do not know which side of the line she is on.
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