Grafton releases official primary election results


Grafton releases official primary election results
Nancy Quimby holds signs in front of Westborough High School on the afternoon of Sept. 6. (Photo/Maureen Sullivan)

GRAFTON – Paul Revere drew one vote in the town’s State Primary Election on Sept. 6.

So did Turtle Boy, Donald Trump and Billy Bulger.

They were among the dozens of names that appeared in the official results released this week by the Town Clerk’s office.

For the most part, Grafton residents followed the trend when it came to voting for official candidates.

On the Democratic side, Maura Healy outdistanced Sonia Chang-Diaz in the race for governor. Kimberley Driscoll edged Eric Lesser to win the lieutenant governor’s race.

In the other races, Andrea Campbell was the top vote-getter for attorney general; William Galvin for secretary of state; Deborah Goldberg for treasurer; Diana DiZoglio for state auditor; James McGovern for Congress; Paul DePalo for Governor’s Council; Michael Moore for state Senate; Joseph D. Early for Worcester County district attorney; and David Fontaine for Worcester County sheriff.

There was no Democratic candidate running for the state representative’s seat currently held by Republican David Muradian. There were, however, more than 40 write-ins, including Trump and Barack Obama.

On the Republican side, voters bucked the trend by siding with Chris Doughty over statewide winner Geoff Diehl. Kate Campernale bested Leah Allen in the race for lieutenant governor, although Allen will go on to November’s state election.

Other winners include James McMahon for attorney general; Rayla Campbell for secretary of state; Anthony Amore for state auditor; Jeffrey A. Sossa-Paquette for Congress; Gary Galonek for Governor’s Council; David Muradian for state representative; and Lewis Evangelidis for Worcester County sheriff.

There were no candidates for Worcester County district attorney, state senator and state treasurer.


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