Looking at voter turnout throughout Bristol County
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WJAR) —
Attleboro residents hit the polls to vote in a contested mayoral race Tuesday.
State Rep. Paul Heroux came out on top, defeating longtime mayor Kevin Dumas with 56 percent of the vote.
"I did what I was supposed to do with the campaign and got the result I was expecting," Heroux said.
About 33 percent of registered voters cast their ballots Tuesday. Just two percent more and voters would have broken the 35 percent record for mayoral race turnout.
In Fall River, about 31 percent of voters hit the polls. Incumbent Jasiel Correia topped City Councilor Linda Pereira with 60 percent of the votes. About 34 percent of voters cast their ballot in 2015.
Incumbent Jon Mitchell secured another term as mayor. His opponent was police officer Charlie Perry. Twenty-five percent of registered voters participated in the election, compared to 22 percent in 2015.
Eighteen percent of voters participated in Taunton. Mayor Thomas Hoye ran unopposed.
Meanwhile, Heroux described his campaign as “a very grassroots” one.
"It's about going out, talking to people, reminding people that the government works for them,” he said.
Heroux also said he plans to finish his term as state representative while serving as mayor. The legislative session ends July 31