Voters Tuesday, June 27, promoted Cindy Friedman, 64, to the state Senate seat held by her boss, Ken Donnelly, until his April 2 death.
Rep. Sean Garballey, still fresh-faced at 32, was pushed aside by 776 votes. He won Arlington and Woburn, but lost elsewhere. Friedman was particularly strong in Lexington, likely reflecting the support of state Rep. Jay Kaufman.
In a tweet, Rick Sobey of The Lowell Sun reported the first unofficial results. Later results showed Friedman with 7,075 votes and Garballey with 6,299. Stewart got 428. See an image of the unofficial tallies below.