Zurier wins Democratic primary for open state Senate seat

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Providence City Councilman Sam Zurier has won a five-way race in special Democratic primary to fill a vacant seat in the Rhode Island Senate.

Zurier received 1,282 votes Tuesday, 300 more than the second-place finisher Geena Pham, according to unofficial results from the state Board of Elections.

Zurier, an attorney, said he won about 30% of the vote, so has plenty of work to do before the Nov. 2 election against Republican candidate Alex Cannon.

They are vying for the seat vacated by Gayle Goldin, who resigned in August to take a post in the Biden administration.