Sandwich’s incumbent representative to the Barnstable Assembly of Delegates won reelection Tuesday night, November 6.
James J. Killion received 6,050 votes with his opponent, Matthew T. Cubetus, receiving 2,929.
The assembly is made up of 15 members, one from each town on Cape Cod. Each member has a vote that carries a weight proportional to the number of residents that live in the town they represent. Sandwich has a population of about 20,000, which gives its representative a vote worth 9.58 percent—the fourth largest percentage allocated to the representatives.
Mr. Cubetus said that while he is disappointed that he did not win the race, he still thinks the election was a success.
“It’s never fun to not win but the election is not about me. It’s about Sandwich,” he said. “Any election in which voices are heard is a win.”
He said that he wishes Mr. Killion the best.
Mr. Killion said that he was happy that Mr. Cubetus ran since it brought some attention to the position they were running for and helped to inform residents about what a member of the assembly does. He said that he was pleased with the results of the election.
“I’m hoping it reflects on the job I’ve done the past four terms,” he said.