Voters Head To Polls To Choose Ed Markey’s Replacement In U.S. House

October 15, 2013 4:08 PM
Voters Head To Polls To Choose Ed Markey’s Replacement In U.S. House
" BOSTON (AP) — Voters in Massachusetts’ 5th Congressional District primaries took the first step Tuesday toward filling the U.S. House seat that became vacant when Edward Markey moved to the Senate.

Seven Democrats and three Republicans vied for their respective party nominations, and the state’s top elections official predicted a strong voter turnout in the district, with as many as 120,000 Democrats and 20,000 Republicans casting ballots in the primary elections.

The district stretches from Winthrop and Revere along the coast to communities north and west of Boston including Waltham, Framingham and Medford.

The Democratic candidates include Belmont state Sen. William Brownsberger, Melrose state Sen. Katherine Clark, Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian, former Lexington school committeeman Martin Long, Stoneham resident Paul John Maisano, Ashland state Sen. Karen Spilka and Medford state Rep. Carl Sciortino.

The three Republicans are Boston attorney Frank Addivinola; Michael Stopa, a Harvard scientist from Holliston; and Tom Tierney, a veteran from Framingham.

The election was playing out amid voter frustration over the federal government’s partial shutdown "

Click here to read the whole article

Google related News

Wednesday, December 31, 1969 by Contra Costa Times

Antioch, Moraga and San Ramon voters head to polls Nov. 5

MARTINEZ -- Voters in Antioch, Moraga and San Ramon will go to the polls on Nov. 5 in increasingly rare odd-year elections. Antioch will 

Read more
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 by Boston

Voters head to the polls in primary race to succeed Ed Markey in ...

BOSTON (AP) ? Voters in Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District primaries took the first step Tuesday toward filling the U.S. House seat 

Read more
Monday, October 07, 2013 by Durham Herald Sun

Voters head to polls to cast primary election ballots today

Today is the last day for voting in Durham's municipal primary election, which will narrow the list of mayoral candidates down to two and 

Read more
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 by WNCN

Durham voters head to polls to decide mayoral candidates

During the 2011 municipal primary, 11,786 people cast their ballot of the 133,452 registered voters -- representing 8.83 percent of eligible 

Read more