It wouldn’t be BMG without a primary day open thread so I figured I would start. One of my favorite political websites has taken a nothing-to-see-here attitude, but there are other contested races. For the statewide races my votes were for Chang-Diaz, Gouveia, Galvin, Palfrey, and DiZoglio. I’m also supporting Tara Hong’s primary challenge to my State Representative and helping my friend Eunice Zeigler in her race to succeed Diana DiZoglio in the Senate. I invite others to weigh in with their preferences, predictions, and observations.
Please share widely!
Our own Tommy Vitolo (stomv) has a contested primary in Brookline. I wish I could vote for him!
In Wakefield’s 9th Essex House district, I wrote in our own independent progressive James Conway to challenge anti-choice Roes Act / VOTES Act reactionary Republican incumbent Donald Wong (R- Saugus).
Run James, Run!
In Amherst, I voted statewide for Healey, Lesser, Sullivan, Liss-Riordan, Goldberg, and DiZoglio.
Our state rep Domb and senator Comerford are uncontested in both the primary and general.
Our contested local races are Council (I voted for Morneau who was loudest against the Council’s recent appointment of a forced-birther judge) and Sheriff of Hampshire County (I voted for Gittelson).
I was voter number 70 at the scanner for Ward 5 Precinct 3 in Somerville.
I voted for Maura Healy, Pat Jehlen, and Erika Uyterhoeven and left the others blank (I don’t vote for candidates I don’t know or for races that I am undecided on).
Unofficial results from the town of Brookline (https://www.brooklinema.gov/DocumentCenter/View/34512/Unofficial-State-Primary-Results-09-06-2022) at 10:00p with 100% of the ballots counted have:
Tommy Vitolo: 4,748 (62.68%)
Raul Fernandez: 2,819 (37.21%)
It appears that Tommy has won his primary.
YOUR STATEWIDE DEMOCRATIC TICKET
Maura Healey for Governor
Kim Driscoll for Lt. Governor
Bill Galvin for Secretary of the Commonwealth
Andrea Campbell for Attorney General
Deb Goldberg for Treasurer and Receiver-General
Diana DiZoglio for Auditor
No results yet for the two contested House seats in Lowell or the State Senate race I was working on.
The results are now in for the aforementioned legislative races. Eunice and Tara each came up a bit short, yielding respectively to Pavel Payano and incumbent Rep. Rady Mom. Rodney Elliott narrowly prevailed over Zoe Dzeniku for the seat formerly held by Tom Golden before he resigned to become Lowell City Manager.
The AP reports that Erika Uyterhoeven has defeated her challenger by a wide margin in Somerville (this is the seat that Denise Provost held for many years).
Women are now poised to win 5 of the 6 Constitutional offices in November.