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Dan Koh elected to Andover Board of Selectmen

Dan Koh, former chief of staff to Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, was elected to the Board of Selectmen in his hometown of Andover Tuesday night.Craig F. Walker/GLOBE STAFF/file photo

Months after a losing a congressional primary decided by the thinnest of margins, Dan Koh won election to the Andover Board of Selectmen on Tuesday, according to unofficial results.

Koh, who is a former chief of staff to Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, clinched one of two open spots on the five person board, according to the unofficial results posted to the town’s website.

Koh was the top vote-getter, according to the results, with 2,732. Alex J. Vispoli, an incumbent, was re-elected with the next highest number of votes with 2,229, followed by Roland Y. Kim with 1,743 votes, and Alexander C. Bromberg with 395, according to the results.


On Twitter, Koh posted a celebrity photo Tuesday night with the message, “We did it. Thank you.”

Koh had moved back to his hometown to seek the open congressional seat for the Third District. He would fall 145 votes short of Lori Trahan after a recount to finish second in a crowded Democratic primary last September.

Matt Stout of Globe staff contributed to this report. Danny McDonald can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @Danny__McDonald.