Will Guzzardi, Democratic challenger in the primary race for 39th district state representative, has successfully unseated long-time incumbent Maria "Toni" Berrios.
News that Berrios' campaign had conceded broke at Guzzardi's election night party at about 9:15 p.m. Audience members immediately erupted in cheers and people began hugging one another.
When Guzzardi entered the room, more than 300 of his supporters began chanting his name. Some at the victory party wore shirts reading "Team Guzz."
During his victory speech, Guzzardi said the community stood together to demand new leadership.
"We said with one voice that every child deserves access to a great public education," Guzzardi told the crowd. "We said with one voice that the very wealthy and the biggest corporations ought to be held accountable to paying their fair share just like the rest of us. And we said with one voice that working people who have earned their retirement deserve to get it, right?" Read more »