Timothy Toomey, a Cambridge Democrat, won reelection to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in the 26th Middlesex District, which encompasses East Cambridge and East Somerville.
Toomey defeated challengers Thomas Vasconcelos, a Republican from Somerville, and Mike Connolly, a Progressive Independent from Cambridge, in Tuesday’s election.
With 10 of 13 precincts reporting, Toomey received 8,941 votes, Vasconcelos received 806 and Connolly received 3,218.
At a small gathering at Courtside in East Cambridge Tuesday night, Toomey thanked voters "for placing their trust in me."
"It's an honor and a privilege to serve," he said, adding, "There's a lot of work to do come January."
Speaking earlier Tuesday evening at a gathering at a home on Columbia Street—before the election was called—Connolly said that win or lose, "I think the effort has been a complete success."