Political newcomer Seth Moulton, who surprised Democratic incumbent John Tierney by winning the September primary for Massachusetts 6th Congressional District, completed his impressive entry into the world of politics Tuesday, by beating veteran Massachusetts Republican Richard Tisei to win the 6th Congressional seat.
Moulton pulled nearly 70-percent of the Lynn vote, and won 60-percent of the vote overall, in winning his first campaign for office to become the 6th District’s new Representative in Congress.
“I am humbled by your trust and faith,” Moulton told a crowd of his supporters at the Salem waterfront Hotel on Tuesday night. “We’re all here to come together as Americans to get to work to ensure our future is brighter than our past. You have put your faith in me and, for that, I am forever grateful.”
Moulton received 14,055 votes in Lynn to 5,297 for Tisei and 750 for Independent Christopher Stockwell. That vote count provided enough evidence to his challenger Tisei, that the former State Senator and Lieutenant Governor candidate called Moulton shortly after the Lynn result posted to concede.
In his victory speech Moulton said that small business tax relief, education reform, veterans services and equal pay for women were priority issues that he would seek to address in his freshman term.
“Veterans should receive the best care our country can offer,” said Moulton, a US Marine veteran of the Iraq War. He also outlined a plan to extend the MBTA Blue Line to Lynn and attract “new and innovative” businesses to downtown Lynn and the North Shore.