Norwell: Alison Demong Thanks Supporters in State Representative Race

Alison Demong of Norwell speaks at the Rockland Candidate's Night. Photo credit: Lenny Rowe.

Alison Demong of Norwell speaks at the Rockland Candidate’s Night. Photo credit: Lenny Rowe.


Democratic candidate Alison Demong, who ran for State Representative in the 5th Plymouth District, says she was “humbled” by the support for her campaign.

Demong fell to Republican incumbent David DeCoste, who was elected to a third term for the towns of Hanover, Norwell, and Rockland.

“I really loved meeting new people, learning about the towns, learning about their issues and their concerns,” said Demong. “It really has been the experience of a lifetime. It’s been more than I thought it would be in that way… I’ve loved getting to know so many different people.”

Demong started her campaign in June initially as a write-in candidate. Rockland candidate Deirdre Hall withdrew amid a scandal at Rockland Town Hall.

“The fact that I was able to pull together such a talented team of people who were all willing to volunteer their time to help me – we looked like we knew what we were doing, it was very professionally run – but I’m just so humbled and grateful for everybody’s support,” said Demong.

Demong got 9,683 and DeCoste won with 10,472 votes.

About Lenny Rowe

Lenny Rowe is one of the newest additions to the WATD News team. He grew up in Pembroke and was an intern at WATD in 2012. A 2016 graduate from Suffolk University, Lenny left the City of Boston and now lives in Rockland. Lenny has covered both news and sports, from the trial of James "Whitey" Bulger to the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. Outside of WATD, Lenny covers high school sports for The Boston Globe. Lenny can be reached at