UPDATED: 40% of Framingham Participated in Tuesday’s State Primary; Markey & O’Connor To Battle For Senate Seat in November

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FRAMINGHAM – Forty percent of Framingham’s 40,505 registered voters participated in Tuesday’s primary election, according to the City Clerk’s office.

The City Clerk released official election results on Thursday, September 3 at 3:30 p.m.

Thee were 14,268 who opted for a Democratic ballot and 1,799 who chose a Republican ballot. Fifty-seven took a Libertarian ballot and 18 voted with a Green-Rainbow ballot.

The only major contest race in the primary for Framingham voters was the U.S. Senate seat.

Incumbent Ed Markey defeated Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III in Framingham, and in the state on the Democratic ticket. On the Republican ballot, Dover’s Kevin O’Connor was the winner in Framingham and in the Commonwealth. The two winners will be on the November ballot to determine who will be the state’s next U.S. Senator for the next 6 years.

Markey first won his U.S. Senate seat in a special election in 2013, replacing then-Secretary of State John F. Kerry. His first 6-year term victory was in 2014.

Precinct 4 in Framingham has the highest voter turnout at 48%, followed by Precinct 11 with 47%.

Precinct 17 had the lowest voter turnout with just 15%, followed by Precinct 16 at 24% and Precinct 18 at 27%.

Below is a chart from the City Clerk’s office.

Ashland’s Karen Spilka was the top votegetter on the Framingham Democratic ballot, with 12,457 votes. She was running unopposed for another seat in the Massachusetts Senate. She is the current Senate President and has no Republican challenger in November.

Melrose’s Katherine Clark received 12,343 votes in Framingham for her re-election to Congress. She was unopposed on the Democratic ballot. Incumben t Clark will Face Carolina Colarusso in November.

State Representative Jack Patrick Lewis, who represents 6 of the 18 Precincts in Framingham and all of the Town of Ashland was unopposed on the Democratic ticket. He received 2,448 votes.

State Rep. Carmine Gentile, who was also unopposed on the Democratic ballot, and represents Precinct 3 in Framingham, along with Sudbury, Wayland, and portions of Marlborough received 777 votes. He will face Republican challenger Ingrid Centurion from Sudbury in November. She received 92 votes on Tuesday.

State Rep. Maria Robinson, who was unopposed on the Democratic ballot, received 8,637 votes.

In the Kennedy vs Markey race, Markey win Framingham 8,542 to 5,668. There were 47 blanks and 11 write-in votes.

Markey won 16 of the 18 Precincts in Framingham. He lost Precincts 16 and 17. Kennedy won 16 123-103 and Kennedy won 17 105-80.

On the Republican side, O’Connor defeated his Belmont challenger in 16 out of 18 Precincts in Framingham too. he lost Precincts 12 & 14.

He won overall 1,029 to 733.


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