The Democratic primary race for Plymouth County Commissioner remains too close to call as of Wednesday morning.
About 160 votes currently separate candidates Carlos Da Silva and Alex Bezanson – less than half a percentage point – with Marshfield, Pembroke, and Marion not yet reporting their tallies. Those three communities equal about 10 percent of the total county vote and could swing the election in either direction.
Da Silva, an at-large member of the state committee and president of the Hingham Sons and Daughters of Italy, currently holds a narrow lead despite winning just six towns – Hingham, Hull, Cohasset, Scituate, Nowell, and Plymouth. Bezanson, a small business owner and chairman of the Abington Board of Selectmen, has so far won 18 Plymouth County communities including Brockton. His margin of victory in those towns, however, has been smaller than DaSilva’s.
A person who answered the phone at the Marshfield Town Clerk’s Office didn’t say when the results would be finalized, just that they would be posted on the town’s website when ready. Nobody could be immediately reached at the Pembroke or Marion town clerk offices.
The winner will face incumbent county commissioner Sandra Wright, who did not have an opponent in yesterday’s Republican primary.