Massachusetts Primary Election Results

Attorney General Maura Healy, the Democratic candidate for governor, will face the Republican candidate Geoff Diehl in November. Healy received 633,156 votes or 85.6% on Tuesday night September 6. Her democratic challenger Sonia Chang Diaz dropped out early in the race. Geoff Diehl who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump received 148,970 votes or 55.5%, compared to his Republican counterpart Chris Doughty who received 119,288 votes or 44.5%, respectively.

Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll won the Democrat’s candidacy for lieutenant governor and the Republican candidate was secured by Leah Allen.

As the Attorney General position became open because Maura Healey departed to bid for higher office, Andrea Campbell won the democratic nomination and her Republican rival will be Jay McMahon, who formerly lost to Healey.

Furthermore, longtime incumbent Secretary of State William Galvin, a democrat, survived the primary with 70% of the votes. It will be his eight terms serving the Commonwealth’s top office.

Meanwhile the state representative race in Lowell delivered Rady Mom, 18th Middlesex District, his 5th term winning by 68 votes. Tara Hong, a first-time candidate and a recent graduate of University of Massachusetts Lowell was close in the race, off by 1.9% or 955 votes to 1,023 votes received by Mom. Dominik Lay, a school committee member came out short and received 15.1% of the votes.

Finally, the 16th Middlesex District became available in January after Tom Golden took the City Manager position in Lowell. Rodney Elliott, a longtime Lowell city councilor who lost the council seat last November won the bid in the democratic primary for the 16th Middlesex district seat. His democrat rival was Zoe Dzineku. Elliott won narrowly at 51.4% or 1,875 votes and Dzineku received 1,773 votes or 48.6%. Elliott will face republican Kara Miller in November. The general election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.