David Lucas' loss to Miriam Paris ends his 37 year political career. The race to fill State Senate Seat 26 started off close with Lucas ahead, but that lead slipped.
In the end Lucas lost the race by close to 3,000 votes.
In front of family and supporters Lucas watched as the numbers went in his opponent's favor.
He says he believes if he had gotten the chance to debate Miriam Paris the turnout would have been different in this heated race.
"Well if you look at the precinct poll the Republicans voted against David Lucas 6 to 1. It was not about the issues so again I say to you the voters that voted in this election decided who the State Senator would be and I have to abide by that," says Lucas.
Lucas says he plans to spend more time with his grandchildren and continue to stay involved in the community. He also says he is not ruling out another run for political office.