State Sen. Moore Gets Two More Years

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State Sen. Michael Moore, D-Millbury, gave his victory speech at his election party at Calabria Restaurant in Millbury. Photo Credit: Rick Sobey

AUBURN, Mass. – State Sen. Michael Moore (D-Millbury) gets to keep his Statehouse office for another two years.

Moore, who has been representing the 2nd Worcester District since 2008, fended off Republican challenger Steve Simonian in the highly anticipated election Tuesday.

“It's an amazing feeling to have the people give you their vote,” Moore said at his election party at Calabria Restaurant in Millbury. “It's very humbling, and I can't wait to continue representing them in the years to come."

Moore tallied 48,026 votes, while Auburn Selectman Simonian received 21,755 votes.

In Leicester on Tuesday afternoon, Simonian said it was bittersweet to have Election Day here.

"In one sense, I'm relieved to have the campaign over, but I also enjoyed the time spent knocking on thousands of doors and having conversations with the residents in the district," Simonian told The Daily Voice.

The night belonged to Moore, who will be entering his third term in the Massachusetts Senate.

“When you run for office and get all this support, it's really amazing,” Moore said.

The 2nd Worcester District includes Auburn, Grafton, Leicester, Millbury, Northbridge (Wards 2 & 4), Shrewsbury, Upton and Worcester (Wards 5-7 and Ward 8 - Precincts 1 & 5).

Here are the results from the different municipalities in the district:

Auburn:
Moore 5,051
Simonian 3,283

Grafton:
Moore 5,960
Simonian 1,863

Leicester:
Moore 3,435
Simonian 1,773

Millbury:
Moore 4,978
Simonian 1,555

Northbridge (Wards 2 & 4):
Moore 2,105
Simonian 1,633

Shrewsbury:
Moore 10,621
Simonian 5,971

Upton:
Moore 2,213
Simonian 1,517

Worcester (Wards 5-7 and Ward 8 - Precincts 1 & 5):
Moore 13,663
Simonian 4,160

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huguenot:

Mr. Simonian is from Auburn... and he's a Selectman from Auburn... and he lost to Moore in Auburn... and he lost overwhelmingly. I think that about says it all about Mr. Simonian. Please do the people of the 2nd District a favor and stay out of politics Mr. Simonian.

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