State Election Night Recap

What an election, what a night!

We wanted to update you on what happened locally in the state. You’re probably familiar with the results of the ballot questions, if not has a great breakdown of the results.

In the state legislature, where Republicans represent 40 of the 200 seats, all the pundits expected the GOP would lose seats, some pundits were saying up to 6 seats were in jeopardy heading into the election.  However, not a single GOP incumbent lawmaker lost and in fact a seat was flipped to give the Republicans 41 seats. It’s the first time in decades the GOP has gained legislative seats in a Presidential election year.

The district that flipped was held by former Democratic State Rep. Brian Mannal of Barnstable. In 2014, MassFiscal educated Mr. Mannal’s district and he was reelected by a slim margin. During the course of the next two years, MassFiscal continued to educate on the Cape and Mr. Mannal often would publicly criticize MassFiscal to the press. It’s safe to say, Mr. Mannal became obsessed with our voter education program.

Mr. Mannal did not seek reelection and the Republican candidate to win the district is Will Crocker. We are confident State Rep.-Elect Crocker will do a great job for the Cape.

Over the next few days, the MassFiscal team will provide a more detailed analysis of last night but we wanted to share with you the results in the legislature. As always, please be in touch with any questions and thank you for voting.

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