A Clamor in the Commonwealth; Massachusetts Libertarians Look to the Future in Springfield

A Clamor in the Commonwealth; Massachusetts Libertarians Look to the Future in Springfield

An excerpt from my latest for Independent Political Report which can be read here!

Assembling in the Aria Ballroom of the new MGM Springfield earlier this month, the Massachusetts chapter of the “Party of Principle” coalesced around the call for liberty in the era of the Trump Administration. Over four dozen activists, joined by such prominent figures as Paul Jacobs, Carla Gericke, former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld, and Reason editor-at-large Matt Welch, convened to discuss the direction of the party in one of the most partisan and deeply divided political environments in recent history.

 

9/4/2018 Primary Results for Charlton

9/4/2018 Primary Results for Charlton

STATE PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS FOR THE TOWN OF CHARLTON
4 OUT OF 4 PRECINCTS REPORTING (100%)

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REPUBLICAN STATE PRIMARY BALLOT
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SENATOR IN CONGRESS
Vote for 1

  • Geoff Diehl –  287 votes (36.7%)
  • John Kingston –  236 votes (30.2)
  • Beth Joyce Lindstrom – 223 votes (28.6%)
  • Write-ins/Blanks – 35 votes (%)


GOVERNOR

Vote for 1

  • Charles D. Baker – 543 votes (69.5%)
  • Scott D. Lively  224 votes (28.7%)
  • Write-ins/Blanks – 14 votes (1.8%)


LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

Vote for 1

  • Karyn E. Polito – 644 votes (%)
  • Write-ins/Blanks – 137 votes (%)


ATTORNEY GENERAL

Vote for 1

  • James R. McMahon – 378 votes (%)
  • Daniel L. Shores – 261 votes (%)
  • Write-ins/Blanks – 142 votes (%)


SECRETARY OF STATE

Vote for 1

  • Anthony M. Amore  571 votes (%)
  • Write-ins/Blanks –  210 votes


TREASURER

Vote for 1

  • Keiko M. Orrall – 562 votes (%)
  • Write-ins/Blanks – 219 votes

AUDITOR
Vote for 1

  • Helen Brady – 566 votes (%)
  • Write-ins/Blanks – 215 votes


REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS

Vote for 1

  • Write-ins/Blanks – 781 votes


COUNCILLOR

Vote for 1

  • Jennie L. Caissie –  631 votes (%)
  • Write-ins/Blanks – 150 votes


SENATOR IN GENERAL COURT

Vote for 1

  • Steven R. Hall  – 588 votes
  • Write-ins/Blanks – 193 votes


REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT (PRECINCTS ONE, TWO AND THREE)

Vote for 1

  • Peter J. Durant – 494 votes (%)
  • Write-ins/Blanks – votes


    REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT (PRECINCT FOUR)

    Vote for 1

  • Paul Frost – 165 votes (%)
  • Write-ins/Blanks –  votes


DISTRICT ATTORNEY

Vote for 1

  • Write-ins/Others – 781 votes


CLERK OF COURTS

Vote for 1

  • Joanne E. Powell – 638 votes (%)
  • Write-ins/Blanks – 143 votes


REGISTER OF DEEDS

Vote for 1

  • Kate D. Campanale – 583 votes (%)
  • Kevin J. Kuros – 146 votes
  • Write-ins/Blanks – 52 votes

TOTAL REPUBLICAN VOTERS
781 voters (8.62%)
Incumbents are italicized
Bold candidates indicate election winners

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DEMOCRATIC STATE PRIMARY BALLOT
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SENATOR IN CONGRESS
Vote for 1

  • Elizabeth A. Warren – 483 votes
  • Write-ins/Blanks – 99 votes


GOVERNOR

Vote for 1

  • Jay M. Gonzalez – 282 votes (%)
  • Bob Massie – 182 votes
  • Write-ins/Blanks – 118 votes


LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

Vote for 1

  • Quentin Palfrey – 285 votes (%)
  • Jimmy Tingle – 165 votes
  • Write-ins/Blanks – 132 votes


ATTORNEY GENERAL

Vote for 1

  • Maura Healey – 509 votes
  • Write-ins/Blanks – 73 votes


SECRETARY OF STATE

Vote for 1

  • William Francis Galvin –  413 votes (65.6%)
  • Josh Zakim – 145 votes
  • Write-ins/Blanks – 24 votes


TREASURER

Vote for 1

  • Deborah B. Goldberg – 458 votes (%)
  • Write-ins/Blanks – 124 votes


AUDITOR
Vote for 1

  • Suzanne M. Bump – 455 votes (%)
  • Write-ins/Blanks – 127 votes


REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS

Vote for 1

  • Richard E. Neal –  393 votes
  • Tahirah Amatul-Wadud – 155 votes
  • Write-ins/Blanks – 34 votes


COUNCILLOR

Vote for 1

  • Paul M. DePalo –  441 votes (%)
  • Write-ins/Blanks – 141 votes


SENATOR IN GENERAL COURT

Vote for 1

  • Anne Gobi  – 515 votes
  • Write-ins/Blanks – 67 votes


REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT (PRECINCTS ONE, TWO AND THREE)

Vote for 1

  • Write-ins/Blanks –  votes
    REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT (PRECINCT FOUR)

    Vote for 1
  • Terry Burke Dotson – 92 votes (%)
  • Write-ins/Blanks –  votes


DISTRICT ATTORNEY

Vote for 1

  • Joseph D. Early, Jr. –  498 votes
  • Write-ins/Others – 84 votes


CLERK OF COURTS

Vote for 1

  • Dennis P. McManus – 466 votes (%)
  • Write-ins/Blanks – 116 votes


REGISTER OF DEEDS

Vote for 1

  • Kathryn A.  Toomey – 477 votes
  • Write-ins/Blanks – 105 votes

TOTAL DEMOCRATIC VOTERS
582 voters (%)
Incumbents are italicized
Bold candidates indicate election winners

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LIBERTARIAN STATE PRIMARY BALLOT
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SENATOR IN CONGRESS
Vote for 1

  • Write-ins/Blanks – 5 votes (100%)


GOVERNOR

Vote for 1

  • Write-ins/Blanks – 5 votes (100%)


LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

Vote for 1

  • Write-ins/Blanks – 5 votes (100%)


ATTORNEY GENERAL

Vote for 1

  • Write-ins/Blanks – 5 votes (100%)


SECRETARY OF STATE

Vote for 1

  • Write-ins/Blanks – 5 votes (100%)


TREASURER

Vote for 1

  • Write-ins/Blanks – 5 votes (100%)


AUDITOR
Vote for 1

  • Daniel Fishman – 4 votes  (80%)
  • Write-ins/Blanks – 1 vote (20%)


REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS

Vote for 1

  • Write-ins/Blanks – 5 votes (100%)


COUNCILLOR

Vote for 1

  • Write-ins/Blanks – 5 votes (100%)


SENATOR IN GENERAL COURT

Vote for 1

  • Write-ins/Blanks – 5 votes (100%)


REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT

Vote for 1

  • Write-ins/Blanks – 5 votes (100%)


REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT (PRECINCT FOUR)

Vote for 1

  • Write-ins/Blanks – 5 votes (100%)


DISTRICT ATTORNEY

Vote for 1

  • Write-ins/Blanks – 5 votes (100%)


CLERK OF COURTS

Vote for 1

  • Write-ins/Blanks – 5 votes


REGISTER OF DEEDS

Vote for 1

  • Write-ins/Blanks – 5 votes

TOTAL LIBERTARIAN VOTERS
5 voters (8.62%)
Incumbents are italicized
Bold candidates indicate election winners

 

Total Votes
1,368 votes

5/5/2018 Local Election Results for Charlton

5/5/2018 Local Election Results for Charlton

LOCAL ELECTION RESULTS FOR THE TOWN OF CHARLTON
4 OUT OF 4 PRECINCTS REPORTING (100%)


BOARD OF SELECTMAN (SEAT 1)

Vote for 1

  • Karen A. Spiewak – 452 votes (55.4%)
  • Luke T. Stevens – 320 votes (39.2%)
  • Write-ins/Blanks – 44 votes

BOARD OF SELECTMAN (SEAT 2)
Vote for 1

  • David Singer578 votes (70.8%)
  • Write-ins/Blanks – 238 votes

ASSESSOR
Vote for 1

  • Theodore Anthony George, Jr. – 557 votes (68.3%)
  • Write-ins/Blanks – 259 votes

CEMETERY COMMISSIONER
Vote for 1

  • Bridget T. Groh – 360 votes (44.1%)
  • Ralph W. Harris, Jr. – 334 votes (40.9%)
  • Write-ins/Blanks – 122 votes

WATER & SEWER COMMISSIONER
Vote for 1

  • Russell G. Jennings535 votes (65.6%)
  • Write-ins/Blanks – 281 votes

PLANNING BOARD MEMBER
Vote for 1

  • Peter D. Starkus379 votes (46.4%)
  • Don Clay* – 282 votes (34.6%)
  • Write-ins/Blanks – votes 155

PLANNING BOARD MEMBER
Vote for 1
To fill a vacancy

  • Alycia D. Dzik – 559 votes (68.5%)
  • Write-ins/Blanks – 257 votes

BOARD OF HEALTH MEMBER
Vote for 1

  • Kathleen Walker – 532 votes (65.2%)
  • Write-ins/Blanks – 284 votes

RECREATION COMMISSIONER
Vote for 1

  • Diane Doherty – 376 votes (46%)
  • Kevin J. Morin – 294 votes (36%)
  • Write-ins/Blanks – 146 votes

LIBRARY TRUSTEE
Vote for 2

  • Francis M. Mower – 534 votes (65.4%
  • Stefan D. Sage – 480 votes (58.8%
  • Write-ins/Blanks – 282 votes¹
  • Write-ins/Blanks – 336 votes²

DUDLEY-CHARLTON REGIONAL SCHOOL COMMITTEE
Vote for 1

  • Stephanie A. Reed – 580 votes (71.1%)
  • Write-ins/Blanks – 236 votes

DUDLEY-CHARLTON REGIONAL SCHOOL COMMITTEE
Vote for 1

  • Samir M. Bitar, Jr. – 146 votes (17.9%)
  • Kenneth J. Laferriere – 282 votes (34.8%)
  • Jamie Lynn Terry – 341 votes (41.8%)
  • Write-ins/Others – 47 votes

SOUTHERN WORCESTER COUNTY REGIONAL SCHOOL COMMITTEE
Vote for 1

  • Clarence A. Bachand – 603 votes (73.9%)
  • Write-ins/Blanks – 213 votes

    HOUSING AUTHORITY MEMBER
    Vote for 1
  • Geralyn S. Babineau – 607 votes (74.4%)
  • Write-ins/Blanks – 209 votes
  • TOTAL VOTERS
    816 voters (8.62%)

    Incumbents are italicized
    Bold candidates indicate election winners
    * designates an official write-in candidate