Jeffrey Rosario Turco of Winthrop won the Democratic State Representative Primary in the Nineteenth Suffolk District Tuesday, besting three other candidates for the nomination.
Published by Cary Shuman
In the unofficial vote, Turco received 1,706 votes to defeat second-place finisher Juan Pablo Jaramillo of Revere, who received 1,413 votes. Alicia DelVento of Winthrop finished third with 1,224 votes while Valentino Capobianco of Winthrop was fourth with 361 votes.
Turco racked up an impressive total of 1,331 votes in his hometown of Winthrop to pull away from Jaramillo, who carried Revere handily with 917 votes. Turco was second in Revere with 375 votes. DelVento also received solid hometown support with 1,104 votes to finish second in Winthrop.
An attorney-at-law, Turco ran an excellent, high-visibility campaign that included a vigorous door-to-door effort, substantial advertising in newspapers that was particularly effective in personalizing his message, and key endorsements, notably from both Revere and Winthrop public safety unions. Former Mayor Dan Rizzo was a key Turco supporter in Revere.