By Joseph Domelowicz Jr.
Saugus native and political newcomer Jennifer Migliore easily beat challenger Saritin Rizzuto in the Democratic Primary for State Representative in the 9th Essex District last week.
Migliore, who is just 25-years old and a first time candidate, showed herself to be a tireless campaigner and expert politician, as she took 80-percent of the Democratic votes cast in Lynn and added that to huge vote totals in Saugus and Wakefield as well.
Migliore got 700 votes in Lynn to just 166 votes here for Rizzuto. She also got 1,281 votes in Saugus and another 497 votes in Wakefield.
To fulfill her dream of serving the 9th Essex District in the Massachusetts legislature she will have to beat incumbent Republican Donald Wong, who was first elected to the seat in 2011 and served the town of Saugus as a Selectman and Town Meeting member before that.
Since her victory, Migliore has already challenged Wong to series of five debates, in an attempt to contract her candidacy and vision for the district against Wong’s accomplishments to date.
However, Wong’s campaign has indicated that five debates this late in the campaign calendar might not be possible, but said he would wait to hear from sponsors who wish to host debates before committing.