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Donato wins State Rep. race with narrow victory

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By Tara Vocino

Approximately 62 votes separated incumbent State Rep. Paul Donato from challenger Nichole Mossalam during Tuesday’s rainy State Primary. The heavy rain may have played a part in the low voter turnout.

Story Boyle and Ian Denhardt voted at Ferryway School in the state primary on Tuesday.
Poll workers David Senatillaka and Josephine Guercio said the count was 46 for ward 7, precinct 1, as of 3 p.m.
Hollie Swire and Alexander Swire, 7 weeks old, are pictured at the polls on Tuesday.
Poll workers Patricia Jean (right) and Lulu Bielasz Kelley dropped a Republican ballot in the voting machine. Jean said she voted for Governor candidate Maura Healey and for incumbent State Representative Paul Donato, because he does a great job for Malden and advocates on behalf of residents.
Lulu and Daria Kelley are shown on Primary Day on Tuesday.
Ian Hammond is shown leaving the polls on a rainy Election Day.
Allison Choat and Matthew Zahnzinger are shown leaving the polls after casting their votes on Tuesday.
Loretta Sullivan said she voted for State Rep. Paul Donato, because he’s a nice guy, and she has been voting for him for a long time.
Candidate Nichole Mossalam is picrtured with her children – Yara, 5, Zain, 8, Nour, 14 – and her husband, Mohanad, and friends Benjamin, 8, and Katzia Small.

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