Cape and Islands State Senator Julian Cyr easily defeated Barnstable Town Councilor John Flores, with Cyr scoring approximately 60% of the votes at the time Mr. Flores conceded.
Senator Cyr is in his first term as Cape & Islands Senator. Flores, a retired school superintendent, currently serves on the Barnstable Town Council.
The State Senate race was perhaps the most acrimonious Cape-wide contest this year. The acrimony culminated last weekend with some of Flores' campaign signs being dumped off Gray's Beach in Yarmouth Port.
Cyr issued the following press statement at 11:15 p.m.:
Hyannis -- With over 80% of precincts reporting, State Senator Julian Cyr (D-Truro) has been re-elected to his position representing the Cape & Islands district with an approximate margin of 60% to 40%.
“I’m so grateful to the voters of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket for your tremendous support and your ongoing belief in me,” said Senator Cyr. “It is an honor to represent you, and I am thrilled to return to the State Senate in January. I love this job. I have the opportunity every day to help others and push for meaningful change. Our communities are truly unique, and we have much to do. I look forward to continuing to work together to make Cape Cod and the Islands a better place to live, work, and thrive."