WILMINGTON’S REPUBLICAN PRIMARY RESULTS: Diehl Wins Big; Lively Almost Catches Baker; Tarr Tops Ticket

WILMINGTON, MA — Nearly 1,500 Wilmington voters pulled Republican ballots for the State Primary Election on Tuesday, September 4. Below are how they voted:

Contested Races

U.S. Senate Candidate Geoff Diehl (861 votes, 61%) soundly defeated John Kingston (368 votes, 26%) and Beth Linstrom (187 votes, 13%). 71 voters opted to leave a blank, while another 7 chose to write in a candidate.

Governor Charlie Baker (815 votes) beat Scott Lively (653 votes), 55.5% to 44.5%. 24 voters opted to leave a blank, while another 2 chose to write in a candidate.

State Attorney General candidate James McMahon (730 votes) defeated Daniel Shores (471 votes), 61% to 39%. 290 voters opted to leave a blank, while another 3 chose to write in a candidate.

State Representative candidate Pina Prinzivalli (751 votes) easily defeated Erin Buckley (351 votes), 68% to 32%. This was technically a contested race, but Buckley withdrew several weeks ago. Due to the timing of her withdrawal, her name remained on the ballot. 136 voters opted to leave a blank, while another 5 chose to write in a candidate.

Uncontested Races

State Senator Bruce Tarr received 1172 votes. 312 voters opted to leave a blank, while another 10 chose to write in a candidate.

Secretary of State candidate Anthony Amore received 1043 votes. 436 voters opted to leave a blank, while another 15 chose to write in a candidate.

Lt. Governor Karyn Polito received 1027 votes. 437 voters opted to leave a blank, while another 30 chose to write in a candidate.

State Treasurer candidate Keiko Orrall received 1,013 votes. 472 voters opted to leave a blank, while another 9 chose to write in a candidate.

U.S. Congressional candidate Joseph Schneider received 1026 votes. 454 voters opted to leave a blank, while another 14 chose to write in a candidate.

State Auditor candidate Helen Brady received 998 votes. 485 voters opted to leave a blank, while another 11 chose to write in a candidate.

Governor’s Council candidate Richard Baker received 989 votes. 497 voters opted to leave a blank, while another 8 chose to write in a candidate.

No Candidate

There was no Republican candidate for State Presentative in the 21st Middlesex District (Precinct 3). The seat is currently held by Democrat Ken Gordon.

There was no Republican candidate for Middlesex District Attorney. The seat is currently held by Democrat Marian Ryan.

There was no Republican candidate for Middlesex County Clerk. The seat is currently held by Democrat Michael Sullivan.

There was no Republican candidate for Middlesex Registry of Deeds. The seat is currently held by Democrat Dick Howe.

Voter Turnout

4,566 of Wilmington’s 17,009 voters went to the polls on Tuesday, representing a 26.84% turnout.

3,061 Democratic ballots were cast. 1,494 Republican ballots were cast. 11 Libertarian ballots were cast.

The above numbers are uncertified results from the Wilmington Town Clerk’s Office.

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