How Woburn Voted in the State Primary
Voter turnout low at 10.4 percent, reports city clerk.
With several uncontested races on the ballot, a small number of Woburnites did go to the polls today to vote for a Republican challenger to U.S. Congressman Ed Markey.
City Clerk William Campbell reported shortly before midnight Thursday that 10.4 percent of voters—1682 Democrats, 910 Republicans and 3 Green-Rainbow—cast a ballot in the primary election.
In the U.S. Senate race, Tom Tierney, a 69-year-old actuary consultant from Framingham, topped fellow Republicans Frank Addivinola of Malden and Jeff Semon of Lexington. He will face incumbent Ed Markey, who has served 18 straight terms in Washington, in the general election in November.
According to the city clerk, most Woburn ballots were cast for Addivinola. He received 369 votes in Woburn to Tierney's 250 and Semon's 209.
In the Governor's Council race, Watertown's Marilyn Petitto Devaney won with 16,956 votes, ahead of Brookline's Harry Margolis' 14,269 and 9,830 for Charlie Shapiro of Newton, according to results reported to the Boston Globe by the Associated Press, and Waltham results gathered by Waltham Patch.
The city's unofficial numbers Thursday night showed that Woburn voted mostly for Devaney (831 votes) with Margolis coming in at 259 and Shapiro at 254.
Michael A. Sullivan received 1294 Woburn votes for the Democratic Clerk of Courts candidacy; while many Republicans left their ballots blank.
Maria C. Curtatone received 372 Woburn votes for Democratic Register of Deeds, and, again, many Republicans did not vote in that race.
Sheriff Peter Koutoujian received 1303 Woburn votes for Middlesex Sheriff on the Democratic side, but most Republicans left the ballot blank. Michael Foley received 23 write-in votes, according to the city clerk.
In other races, incumbent State Senator Ken Donnelly will face off against Republican Gerry Dembrowski. Both candidates were uncontested in the state senate primary.
State Reps. Jay Kaufman and Jim Dwyer were uncontested for the primary and do not have any Republican challengers.
For complete unofficial numbers, click the PDF files attached to this article.