Naughton heads back to State House

STERLING – State Rep. Harold Naughton (D-Clinton) is heading into a third decade of representing the 12th Worcester District at the State House.

On election night with more than half the district’s votes counted, Naughton was projected to defeat Republican challenger Brad Wyatt, a real estate developer and school committee chair from Boylston.

“We’re very gratified with the victory, especially in Sterling,” Naughton said. “We worked with the farmers, business people and residents and they came out for us today.”

The 12th Worcester District includes Sterling’s precinct 2, as well as Berlin, Boylston, Clinton, Lancaster and two precincts in Northboro.

Naughton said he had been representing Sterling for 20 years.

“And I look forward to representing it for two more,” he said.

Naughton is a graduate of Assumption College and holds a law degree from Suffolk University School of Law. He has previously been an assistant district attorney in Worcester County.

Naughton is a major in the U.S. Army Reserve with the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He has volunteered for active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and has been the recipient of numerous medals for military service.

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