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November 2, 2010 State Election Unofficial Results

Results are unofficial and do not include Write-ins, Auxiliary, Provisional or Overseas Absentee Ballots.  Official results are expected to be posted on or after the evening of Friday, Nov. 12, 2010 on the Election Commission website,

PATRICK and MURRAY, Democratic    27,668
BAKER and TISEI, Republican                4,330
CAHILL and LOSOCCO, Independent       987
STEIN and PURCELL, Green-Rainbow      670
Attorney General
MARTHA COAKLEY, Democratic          28,569
JAMES P. MCKENNA, Republican            4,091
Secretary of State
WILLIAM FRANCIS GALVIN, Democratic   28,241
WILLIAM C. CAMPBELL, Republican            3,138
JAMES D. HENDERSON, Unenrolled                765
STEVEN GROSSMAN, Democratic               27,504
KARYN E. POLITO, Republican                      4,489
SUZANNE M. BUMP, Democratic                   22,845
MARY Z. CONNAUGHTON, Republican           5,597
Representative in Congress - 8th District
MICHAEL E. CAPUANO, Democratic                     29,318
Councillor - 3rd District
MARILYN M. PETITTO DEVANEY, Democratic        6,585
NICHOLAS A. IANNUZZI, Independent                    1,395
Councillor - 6th District
PAUL A. CARUCCIO, Republican                             2,843
TERRENCE W. KENNEDY, Democratic                   17,424
SCOTT C. CRABTREE, Independent                            908
ANDREW W. MOSTONE, Unenrolled                            300
Senator in General Court - Middlesex, Suffolk & Essex
SAL N. DiDOMENICO, Democratic        9,316
BARBARA T. BUSH, Republican          1,305
Senator in General Court - First Suffolk & Middlesex
ANTHONY W. PETRUCCELLI, Democratic       10,215
FRANK JOHN ADDIVINOLA, JR., Republican    1,470
Senator in General Court - Second Suffolk & Middlesex
STEVEN A. TOLMAN, Democratic     7,669
Representative in General Court - 24th Middlesex
WILLIAM N. BROWNSBERGER, Democratic    3,951 
LALIG MUSSERIAN, Unenrolled                          307
Representative in General Court - 25th Middlesex
ALICE K. WOLF, Democratic           10,589
Representative in General Court - 26th Middlesex
TIMOTHY J. TOOMEY, JR., Democratic   5,980
Representative in General Court - 29th Middlesex
JONATHAN HECHT, Democratic     3,593
Representative in General Court - 8th Suffolk
MARTHA MARTY WALZ, Democratic    3,941
BRAD MARSTON, Republican                   416
Representative in General Court - 9th Suffolk
BYRON RUSHING, Democratic          126
District Attorney - Northern District
GERARD T. LEONE, JR., Democratic     26,977
Sheriff - Middlesex County
JAMES V. DiPAOLA, Democratic                  26,104
MICHAEL S. TRANCHITA, SR., Unenrolled      2,668

Question 1: Sales Tax on Alcoholic Beverages

A YES VOTE would remove the state sales tax on alcoholic beverages and alcohol where their sale or importation into the state is subject to an excise tax under state law.
A NO VOTE would make no change in the state sales tax on alcoholic beverages and alcohol.

YES      7,480
NO      24,998

Question 2: Comprehensive Permits for Low- or Moderate-Income Housing

A YES VOTE would repeal the state law allowing the issuance of a single comprehensive permit to build housing that includes low- or moderate-income units.
A NO VOTE would make no change in the state law allowing issuance of such a comprehensive permit.

YES      6,365
NO      24,726

Question 3: Sales and Use Tax Rates

A YES VOTE would reduce the state sales and use tax rates to 3%.
A NO VOTE would make no change in the state sales and use tax rates.

YES      6,177
NO      26,420

For more information on Ballot Questions you can download the 2010 Information for Voters at

Eighth Suffolk District Only:

Question 4: This Question Is Not Binding

Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote to amend the state constitution to allow Massachusetts voters, through a law enacted by initiative petition, to vote to delegate their powers concerning international affairs to a democratically elected legislative body of a global federal union of democratic nations? 

Yes  1,480
No    1,960

29th Middlesex District Only:

Question 4: This Question Is Not Binding

Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to support legislation that would establish health care as a human right regardless of age, state of health or employment status, by creating a single payer health insurance system like Medicare that is comprehensive, cost effective, and publicly provided to all residents of Massachusetts? 

Yes    2,972
No         859

Question 5: This Question Is Not Binding

Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a non-binding resolution calling on the federal government to support the right of all people, including non-Jewish Palestinian citizens of Israel, to live free from laws that give more rights to people of one religion than another? 

Yes   2,339
No     1,185


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