Rochester Primary Election results for Sept. 4, 2018

Sep 5, 2018

ROCHESTER – Eighteen percent of the town’s 4,258 registered voters - turned out at Rochester Senior Center on Dexter to vote in a Sept. 4, election primary that saw several key positions unopposed or with no candidates at all.

On the Democrat side, unopposed incumbent Sen. Elizabeth Warren, of Cambridge, garnered 281 votes.

In the Democrat gubernatorial primary Jay Gonzalez, of Needham, and a former state Secretary of Administration and Finance, bested challenger Bob Massie, of Somerville, 169 votes  to 83.

In the Lieutenant Governor primary, Quentin Palfrey, of Weston, and a former state Asst. Attorney General, bested comedian Jimmy Tingle, 191 votes to 59.

In the state attorney general primary, unopposed incumbent State Attorney General Maura Healey, of Boston, garnered 279 votes.

In the Secretary of State primary, long-time incumbent William Galvin, of Boston, bested challenger Josh Zakim, of Boston, and a current Boston City councilor, 199 votes to 99.

In the state treasurer primary, unopposed incumbent Deborah Goldberg took 260 votes.

Unopposed state Auditor Suzanne Bump of Easton, garnered 256 votes.

In the Representative in Congress primary, incumbent Sen. Bill Keating, of Bourne, a former Norfolk District Attorney, took 255 votes, compared to challenger Bill Cimbrelo, of Osterville, who got 41 votes.

In the Councillor’s primary, unopposed incumbent Joseph Ferreira, of Somerset, garnered 244 votes.

In the Senator in General Court primary, unopposed incumbent Michael Rodrigues, took 269 votes.

In the Representative in General Court, unopposed long-time incumbent William Straus, of Mattapoisett, garnered 275 votes.

In the Clerk of Courts primary, unopposed incumbent Robert Creedon Jr., of Brockton, took 242 votes.

In the Register of Deeds primary, unopposed long-time incumbent John Buckley Jr. took 248 votes.

There was one write-in candidate on the Democrat side for Plymouth County District Attorney. Write-in candidate, John Bradley Jr., a former assistant district attorney in the Plymouth County District Attorney’s office, garnered 19 votes with his write-in campaign.

 Bradley needs 1,000 votes statewide in this primary to get on the Nov. 6, election ballot to run against his former boss, long-time incumbent Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz, R-Marshfield.

 There were also no candidates on the Democrat side for Plymouth County commissioner.

On the Republican side, in the Senator in Congress primary Geoff Diehl, of Whitman, a current state Representative, came out on top with 277 votes, compared to John Kingston, of Winchester, who took 109 votes, and Beth Lindstrom, of Groton, and a former state Director of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, who got 41 votes.

Meanwhile, incumbent Gov. Charles Baker, of Swampscott, bested challenger Springfield pastor Scott Lively, 221 votes to 216.

In the state Attorney General primary, James McMahon III, of Bourne, overcame challenger Daniel Shores, of Hingham, 311 votes to 79.

There were no contested primaries for nine seats. They include: Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, of Shrewsbury, who garnered 323 votes; newcomer Secretary of State candidate Anthony Amore, of Swampscott, who took 318 votes; state treasurer candidate Keiko Orrall, of Lakeville, who claimed 329 votes, state auditor candidate Helen Brady, of Concord, who received 308 votes.

Also, running unopposed in the Republican primary were Representative in Congress Ninth District candidate Peter Tedeschi, of Marshfield, who garnered 320 votes; Councillor candidate Thomas Keyes, of Sandwich, who got 309 votes; incumbent Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz, of Marshfield, who garnered 331 votes; and Plymouth County Commissioner candidate Sandra Wright, of Bridgewater, who took 295 votes.

There were no Republican candidates for Senator in Congress, Plymouth County Register of Deeds, Plymouth County Clerk of Courts.

Meanwhile the Libertarian Party had just one candidate on its ticket, and that was Daniel Fishman for state auditor. Fishman received just two votes.

There were no ballot questions in this election primary.

The Massachusetts State Election will be held on Nov. 6, 2018.