Ex-'Bachelorette' runner-up wins local election in a landslide

A former contestant on “The Bachelorette” won election to a Cape Cod town’s board of selectmen in a landslide, according to the Cape Cod Times.

Chris Lambton, a landscaper who appeared on the reality series’s sixth season in 2010, ousted 18-year incumbent Paul McCormick in a four-way race for two seats on the board of Dennis, Mass.

Lambton received 2,318 votes, while the next highest vote-getter, incumbent Sheryl McMahon, received 1,401. McCormick received 1,371, coming in third. A fourth candidate, Nathan Salley, received 454 votes.


“I credit my win to the wonderful team that I have working with me, but more importantly to the people of Dennis. They came out in droves,” Lambton said Tuesday night, according to the Cape Cod Times.

The town has a population of 13,917, according to 2017 Census Bureau data.

While Lambton has served on the Old King’s Highway Regional Historic District Commission for nearly three years, this was his first candidacy for selectman.

“A lot of people were first-time voters and new voters because they want to vote for the future of Dennis,” he said, according to the Times, “and that’s what I hope to be.”

“He will be a wonderful representative for us in Dennis. I can’t wait to watch him soar!” Lambton’s wife Peyton said in an Instagram post.