Ken Marshall tops Warren’s John Hanley in primary race

Ken Marshall campaigning House of Representatives candidate, Ken Marshall, and his daughter, Amanda, 9, campaign in Bristol leading up to the Democratic primary.

Bristol Town Council chairman Kenneth Marshall handily beat Warren Democrat John Hanley in a primary race for Representative, District 68, Tuesday. The Bristol resident will go on to face Republican Michael Donahue in the general election.

The result was not unexpected, as Mr. Marshall, the endorsed Democratic candidate for the office, has a larger number of constituents in his town than Mr. Hanley in Warren. Though Mr. Hanley carried Warren 164 to 122, Mr. Marshall’s numbers in Bristol – 620 to 277 – easily pushed him over the top.

The two were hoping to succeed Richard Morrison, who is currently serving his first term as representative but elected not to run again.

For a look at how Warren voted in the state’s other primary races, click here.

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