Election officials announced Thursday night that Robert Jubinville won the highly-contested Democratic Party primary for the second district of the Governor's Council.
Jubinville won the popular vote in many of the 39 towns in the second district in Thursday's State Primary, including Stoughton.
Jubinville (35%) defeated Bart Timilty (28%), Brian Clinton (28%) and Patrick McCabe (9%), according to district-wide results posted on the Boston Globe's website.
In Stoughton, Jubinville received 444 votes; Timilty received 288 votes; Clinton received 174 votes; and McCabe received 57 votes. There were also 108 "blanks" cast.
As the Democratic nominee, Jubinville will face Republican Earl Sholley in November. Sholley ran unopposed in the Republican primary.
In the coming months, Jubinville plans to speak at local gatherings and hopes to raise support by introducing himself to many area residents, he said.
"We're going to get working right away," Jubinville said. "It feels good that the voters have chosen me and think I'm the best candidate."
Governor's Council is one of the state's oldest elected boards which acts to appoint state officials including judges and parole board members. It also advises the Governor on issuing pardons and communications.
Stoughton Patch editor Jeffrey Pickette contributed reporting.