Dennis Benzan '04 is elected to the City Council of Cambridge, Mass. Meanwhile Mayor Will Flanagan '05 handily wins a third term as Mayor of Fall River, Mass.

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Big Election Night Wins for Alumni

Dennis Benzan '04 is elected to the City Council of Cambridge, Mass. Meanwhile Mayor Will Flanagan '05 handily wins a third term as Mayor of Fall River, Mass.

Nov. 6, 2013: Two RWU Law Alumni scored impressive Massachusetts political wins on Election night.

Dennis Benzan '04 & familyDennis Benzan '04 has been elected to the Cambridge City Council. He was the #1 vote getter on the first round.  

Benzan, who has run for several public offices in the past, said he wasn’t sure what he would do if he didn’t win this time around.

Benzan, the first Latino to be elected to the council, according to his campaign, received the highest No. 1 votes of any challenger with 1,258.

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Will Flanagan '05Meanwhile Mayor Will Flanagan '05 handily won a third term in office, beating challenger Joseph Carvalho with 68.39 percent of the votes and taking all 29 of the city’s precincts.

In the end, it was Flanagan with 8,284 votes to political newcomer Carvalho, who tallied 3,792 votes, based on unofficial results released Tuesday night.

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