Kay Khan Wins 10th Term as State Rep.
Khan defeated Republican challenger Greer Tan Swiston.
Kay Khan won her 10th term as state representative in the 11th Middlesex District, soundly defeating Newton Republican challenger Greer Tan Swiston.
"It's a great honor to represent the citizens of Newton and also be able to serve the residents of the Commonwealth," Khan said in phone interview Tuesday night.
Khan, 71, of Newton Lower Falls, picked up 14,329 votes to Swiston's 4,935, according to unofficial results on the city's website. Khan won in all precincts. Khan has been a Newton resident for 41 years, and was first elected state rep in 1994. Swiston, 47, of West Newton, is a city alderman.
Khan thanked the voters in Newton for their support, and said she has many projects she's excited to continue working on, including addressing accessibility issues for those with disabilities at the Auburndale commuter rail station and working on the health of the Charles River watershed.
"I'm very, very pleased," she said. "I'm thrilled with the opportunity to go back to the legislature."
Swiston, also reached by phone Tuesday night, said she was disappointed she was not elected, however she called the race a positive one.
"I had a really good experience," she said. "We went to over 7,000 houses and were very well received. I had great conversations with people."
Swiston said it is too soon to know whether she'll consider running again for state rep.