Watertown’s results mostly mirrored the overall vote tally during the Sept. 6 State Primary, but there were a couple where local voters bucked the trend.
Like the statewide results, Watertown voters favored Democrat Maura Healey and Republican Geoff Diehl for governor, the GOP’s Leah Allen and the Dem’s Kim Driscoll for lieutenant governor, Democrat Andrea Campbell for Attorney General, and William Galvin, a Dem, for Secretary of State.
In two races, Watertown’s results were different from the overall result. Local voters favored Chris Dempsey for the Democratic nomination for Auditor, while Diana DiZoglio was named the winner.
In the overall race for Governor’s Council District 3, Watertown’s Marilyn Petitto Devaney, the incumbent, holds a small lead over Mara Dolan. As of 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Devaney had a lead of about 1,700 votes with about 98.6 percent of the votes tallied, according to the Boston Globe‘s election results. In Watertown, Dolan had a narrow advantage. Her 2,415 votes accounted for 50.5 percent of the vote, while Devaney received 2,354 votes. There were 11 write-in votes. The local tally comes from the unofficial results provided by the Watertown City Clerk’s Office.
Local members of the legislature — State Sen. Will Brownsberger, and state representatives Steve Owens and John Lawn (all Dems) — ran unopposed. There were no Republicans running.
Watertown Vote Totals
In the governor’s races, Democrat Healey got the most votes in Watertown, with 4,317 while Sonia Chang Diaz (who officially withdrew from the race) got 715. For the GOP, Diehl got 457 votes while Chris Doughty received 345.
Allen narrowly got the most votes in the GOP race for lieutenant governor with 374 to 354 for Kate Campanale. Driscoll got the most votes in the Democratic race for lieutenant governor with 2,251 votes, Tami Gouveia received 1,348, and Eric Lesser got 1,233.
In the Democratic race for Attorney General, Campbell received 2,825 votes, Shannon Liss-Riordon got 1,428, and Quentin Palfrey, who dropped out of the race, got 729.
Galvin received the most votes in the Secretary of State contest on the Democratic side with 3,081 votes, to Tanisha Sullivan’s 1,952.
In the Dem’s race for Auditor Dempsey received 2,564 votes and DiZoglio got 2,124.
Several positions had only one candidate on the ballot: Democrat Congresswoman Katherine Clark, GOP Congressional nominee Caroline Colarusso, Republican Attorney General nominee James McMahon, GOP Secretary of State nominee Rayla Campbell, Democratic nominee Deborah Goldberg for Treasurer, Republican Auditor nominee Anthony Amore, District Attorney Marian Ryan (a Democrat), and Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian (a Dem).
See the votes by precinct provided by the Watertown City Clerk’s Office below:
Galvin is the last of the old time, old school, Kennedy-O’Neill Democrats. When he is gone, that whole era is finished. Enjoyed seeing Elizabeth’s Warren’s endorsements mean pretty much nothing.
True. That era is long passed. We now have women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ leaders in Massachusetts. It is now possible that up to five out of six constitutional officers in January will be women, including the first lesbian Governor and the first African-American Attorney General or Secretary of State. Sen. Warren is the first woman from Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate and won re-election to her seat in 2018 (defeating the current GOP nominee for Governor) by nearly 2-1. She seems to be doing ok. Some people welcome diversity and progress, and some fear it.
Sad to see the results of the Governor’s Council race overall, but pleased by the Watertown vote. It speaks volumes.
What a low class thing to do to include a link to a spreadsheet that requires you to sign up for a monthly payment to Scribd. This information is illegible in the web site view.
Also, I am very disappointed in the recent changes in the news delivery.
Charlie, I also don’t find I get much from the way you are writing your email links so I am clicking on them less. Please try and include more info and less click bait type writing in the email links.
Sorry about the link to scribd not working. Tjst was my effort to post a pdf. I will see if there is a way to post PDFs.
Check out the results now.