Paul Feeney, a former Foxboro Selectman and member of IBEW Local 2222, won the special election for the Bristol and Norfolk District State Senate seat. Paul succeeds Senator James Timilty who became the Norfolk County Treasurer. Paul’s won the election with 6,982 votes, or 47 percent. Republican Jacob Ventura received 6,405, or 43 percent. Independent Joe Shortsleeve of Medfield won 1,357 votes, or 9 percent.

Paul’s victory will bring a progressive labor friendly voice to the State Senate. He is up for re-election in November 2018.