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Boston voters set to pick two new state representatives Tuesday

Voters in parts of Boston will go to the polls Tuesday to fill two vacant seats in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

State Reps. Ed Coppinger and Jon Santiago both resigned earlier this year to take new jobs; Santiago joined Gov. Maura Healey's administration as secretary of the Executive Office of Veterans’ Services, and Coppinger took a position with the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council.

Democrat John Moran is the last candidate standing to replace Santiago as representative for the 9th Suffolk, which is anchored by the South End and Dorchester. Fellow Democrat Amparo “Chary” Ortiz dropped out of the race in April.

Three Democrats — Bill MacGregor, Robert Patrick Orthman and Celia Segel — are vying to replace Coppinger in the 10th Suffolk, which includes West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain and a slice of Brookline.

Top vote getters in each district advance to the general election May 30, but they face no Republican opponents.

Amy Sokolow Associate Producer, All Things Considered & Weekend Edition
Amy Sokolow is an associate producer for All Things Considered and Weekend Edition.



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