ELECTION GUIDE: Tuesday is State Primary in Massachusetts; Framingham has State Representative Write-In Race

FRAMINGHAM – Tuesday, September 4, the day after Labor Day is the state primary election in Framingham. The election was scheduled this day, due to two Jewish holidays later this month.

Polls will be open in Framingham from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Registered voters vote in their normal Precinct locations. Not sure where to vote in Framingham? Click here.

Winners in the Democratic, Republican, and Libertarian ballots will move on to the election in November.

There are races for Governor on both the Democratic and Republican ballots.

Governor Charlie Baker, seeking re-election for another four years is being challenged by Springfield resident Scott Lively. Lt. Governor Karyn Polito of Shrewsbury has no challenger.

On the Democratic ballot, Jay Gonzalez of Needham and Bob Massie of Somerville are running for Governor.  Quentin Palfrey of Weston and Jimmy Tingle of Cambridge are running for Lt. Governor.

Senator Elizabeth Warren is running unopposed on the Democratic ballot for U.S. Senator. On the Republican ballot, there are three individuals running for U.S. Senate. They are Geoff Diehl of Whitman, John Kingston of Winchester and Beth J. Lindstrom of Groton.

In Framingham, two of the three state representatives are running unopposed.

State Rep. Jack Patrick Lewis, a Democratic from Framingham, is running unopposed on the Democratic ticket in Precincts 8, 13, 14, 16. 17. and 18. He also represents Ashland as part of the 7th Middlesex District. He has no Republican challenger.

State Rep. Carmine Gentile, who represents Precinct 3 in Framingham is also running unopposed on the Democratic ticket. He has no republican challenger.

In the 6th Middlesex District, the late Chris Walsh, a Democrat, died after nomination papers were due for state representative. He was running unopposed in Precincts 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 15.

Because of the timing of his death, there are no candidates on the official ballots. Every candidate seeking a nomination is running a write-in campaign. There are four declared Democrats and one declared Republican write-in candidates. The Republican is Tom Blandford. The Democrats are Mary Kate Feeney, Mike Gatlin, Maria Robinson, and Mark Tilden.

Some of these candidates have provided their supporters with stickers to place next to the ballot where it says “Representative in General Court.” If you don’t have a sticker, you can circle the oval next to Representative in General Court and write in the candidates name. The City Clerk’s office said for the five declared candidates, who notified the clerk’s office of their campaigns, addresses will not be required.

State Senator Karen Spilka, who is now Senate President, a Democrat from Ashland is running unopposed on the Democratic Ballot. She has no Republican challenger.

Framingham’s Congresswoman Katherine Clark from Melrose is running unopposed for re-election on the Democratic ballot. She has no Republican challenger.

There is a race for Middlesex County District Attorney between incumbent Marian Ryan and Donna Patalano on the Democratic ballot. There is no Republican challenger.

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey of Boston and Massachusetts Treasurer Deb Goldberg of Brookline are running unopposed on the Democratic ticket.

Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin of Boston is being challenged by Josh Zakim of Boston for his seat on the Democratic ballot.

To see all the candidates running as Democrats in Massachusetts on the ballot, click here.

To see all the candidates running as Republicans in Massachusetts on the ballot, click here.




Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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