Araujo wins 70 percent of the vote in Pawtucket at-large race

Araujo wins 70 percent of the vote in Pawtucket at-large race

PAWTUCKET – Michael Araujo on Tuesday won the special election for the at-large City Council seat vacated by new District 8 Sen. Sandra Cano, taking home 70 percent of the vote over independent Rodney Barber.

The Democrat Araujo, a School Committee member, took home 664 votes to 254 votes, or 27 percent, for Barber. Another 30 voters went to the polls to write in the name of someone else not on the ballot.

The total of 952 votes cast represents about 2 percent of the city's 44,364 registered voters.

Both Araujo and Barber have said they'll run again in the fall elections.