Gordon wins Democratic Nomination in Write-in Campaign

By Meredith McCulloch

Ken Gordon

Bedford’s Ken Gordon captured the Democratic nomination for State Representative last night in a sticker campaign, gaining more votes than two other write-in candidates, David Fionda and Virginia Mooney. He also received more votes than incumbent Charlie Murphy, whose name was printed on the ballot, even though Murphy has formally withdrawn from the race.

Gordon joined the primary race only three weeks ago, running against Burlington candidates Fionda and Mooney. He was endorsed by the Bedford’s Democratic Town Committee on August 25th. His win means the Democrats have avoided turning to a caucus to choose a nominee, as they would be required to do if the incumbent Murphy, who had officially withdrawn, had won.

In a district comprised of Bedford, Burlington and a portion of Wilmington, Bedford clearly supported Gordon, who received 655 votes of the total 1,195 cast, Murphy received 427 votes. Fionda carried Burlington with 454 votes out of 1,158 cast.

Gordon is a practicing attorney, currently specializing in the field of employment law, representing employees in discrimination and harassment cases. He earned a law degree in 1990 from Suffolk University and prior to that was a journalist, whose assignments included sports reporting for the Boston Globe.

Gordon has been active in town affairs, currently serving as Vice-Chair of Bedford’s Zoning Board of Appeals and as Chair of the Cultural Council; he also has managed a Destination Imagination team and coached soccer and baseball.  He lives in Bedford with his wife Breena Daniell and their son Brandon.

(To read our earlier coverage on Murphy’s withdrawal, its implications and the write-in process see: https://thebedfordcitizen.wordpress.com/2012/07/04/write-in-candidate-to-succeed-state-representative-murphy-on-november-ballot/)

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