After winning a decisive victory over republican challenger, Tom Dooley, Senator Anthony Petruccelli was sworn in to another term on Wednesday, January 2 at the State House. Also sworn in was State Representative Carlo Basile, who ran unopposed in November.
Petruccelli, with his daughter, Alexa by his side, took the oath administered by Governor Deval Patrick for his third full term after being first elected during a special election in 2007.
“I am honored to continue representing the people of the 1st Suffolk-Middlesex District in the Massachusetts Senate,” said Petruccelli. “I am excited to take on challenges that lie ahead in this new session.”
Petruccelli topped the ticket in Eastie with 8,158 votes. Petruccelli defeated Republican challenger Tom Dooley here 88 percent to 12 percent. Dooley received 1,141 votes in Eastie.
It was a landslide for Petruccelli in the rest of the district where he beat Dooley 82 percent to 18 percent and received 44,155 votes district-wide.
Basile ran unopposed during the General Election and received 8,081 and came in second on the ticket to Petruccelli in Eastie. Both Petruccelli and Basile received more votes than Obama and Warren during the election.
“I am very grateful and excited that I will continue to serve East Boston as the neighborhood’s State Representative,” said Basile. “I am looking forward to a very productive session and working with the people of the district on all the important issues these neighborhood face.”