Colin Van Ostern won the Democratic nomination for the District 2 chair on the Executive Council. The district includes the Concord area, and stretches from Vermont to the coast.
He beat opponent John Shea, who held a seat on the Council from 2006 to 2010.
Van Ostern says the Council’s decision last June to cut funding to Planned Parenthood spurred him to run. But he made his campaign about the economy.