NEWTON — Voters gave Republican Richard Gordon a slim lead over Democratic challenger Kim Casey in the state House District 35 race early this morning, but vote totals were incomplete.
With two towns reporting their results, Gordon had 2,025 votes to Casey’s 1,738. In Newton, Gordon received 1,225 votes. Casey received 1,112 in the town.
Results from Kensington and South Hampton weren’t available early this morning. House District 35, a floterial district, also includes East Kingston.
While neither candidate was an incumbent, Casey previously served four terms as a state representative. She hoped to return to politics after disagreeing with the state’s direction over the last legislative cycle.
Gordon had no state-level elective experience, but served as a selectman in Newton. He supported smaller government and lower taxes, and he opposed gun control, he said.
State representative Rockingham District 35 (elect 1) Includes Newton, E. Kingston, Kensington, S. Hampton Kim Casey (D): 1,738 (two towns reporting) Richard Gordon (R): 2,025 (two towns reporting)