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Turco claims win in primary for DeLeo's seat

Mar 03, 2021 - Boston Herald

Jeffrey Turco is claiming victory in the four-way Democratic primary for 19th Suffolk District state representative, lauding voters who dismissed "litmus tests" to elevate a moderate candidate in a blow to progressives eyeing former House Speaker Robert DeLeo's seat.

Turco, an attorney who served on Winthrop's Town Council and School Committee, won 36.2% of the vote, according to unofficial results from the district that includes Winthrop and part of Revere.

"I'm thrilled to show th...