Danillo Sena wins 37th Middlesex District Representative seat

Acton Democrat wins special election for vacated position

Danillo Sena speaking to volunteers after winning the special election to become the new 37th Middlesex District Representative
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ACTON — Danillo Sena won the special election on Tuesday night to become the new 37th Middlesex District Representative.

The Acton Democrat defeated his Republican opponent, Cathy Clark, of Lunenburg, with 4,226 votes to Clark’s 1,471 votes. Sena won local polls in five of the six towns in the district, with Clark beating Sena in the polls of her hometown of Lunenburg. Sena will complete the remaining time on the term of former District Rep. Jennifer Benson, who resigned in January to become the new president of the Alliance for Business Leadership. Because Sena is completing the remainder of Benson’s term, he will have to run for re-election this November for his first two-year term.

“I’m just overwhelmed with joy,” Sena said Tuesday night. “We put so much work into this campaign and it shows that hard work pays off.”

Clark said she’s looking forward to running for the seat again in November.

“We’ve run a strong and fair campaign,” she added. “I’m very proud that I represent Lunenburg and won my hometown. He ran a great campaign and is a very nice young man.”