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Hawkins Takes House Seat, And Collins Moves Closer To Succeeding Forry In Senate

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Two Democrats have won special elections vying for seats in the state Legislature.

Jim Hawkins defeated Republican City Councilor Julie Hall in a special election for a House seat representing Attleboro on Tuesday.

Hawkins, a retired teacher, succeeds Democrat Paul Heroux, who left the House after being elected mayor of the city in November.

In Boston, state Rep. Nick Collins was uncontested in Tuesday's special state primary to succeed former Democratic state Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry, who left the Senate earlier this year for an executive position at Suffolk Construction.

Collins will face off against unenrolled candidates Althea Garrison and Donald Osgood in a May 1 special election to secure the seat.

With additional reporting from the State House News Service

This article was originally published on April 04, 2018.

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