The victory by Vanna Howard, a survivor of the Cambodian genocide, was shocking to some, especially in its breadth.
According to the unofficial results from Lowell and Chelmsford, Howard received a total of 2,681 votes (44%); Dave Nangle came in a distant second with 1,966 votes (32%), a 715-vote margin. Challenger Lisa Arnold finished with 1,474 votes (24%) of the 6,121 cast.
Vanna Howard not only recorded impressive margins in virtually every contested Lowell ward and precinct, she also carried Dave Nangle’s Belvidere stronghold, Ward 1, precincts 2 and 3, coming away with about 200-vote margin.
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