Malden voted for Democratic Governor candidate Maura Healey and Lt. Gov. candidate Kim Driscoll 10,752, or 65.15 percent of the vote, to 3,600 for their Republican challengers Geoff Diehl and Leah Allen, or 29.71 percent. They voted for Andrea Joy Campbell (10,604) as a Democratic Attorney General against James McMahon III (3,775), a Republican challenger. Congresswoman Katherine Clark, a Democrat, won 10,656 votes against Republican candidate Caroline Colarusso, who garnered 3,528 votes.
State Senator Jason Lewis topped the ticket with 10,129 votes to Ed Dombrowski’s 3,782. Senator Lewis earned 63 percent of the vote in the election, with his opponent Ed Dombroski earning 37 percent. “I’m excited and grateful to have the opportunity to continue to serve the residents of our district in the State Senate, and look forward to continuing to deliver results for our communities and Commonwealth,” said Senator Lewis. “I want to thank everyone who took the time to vote in this important election, and express my deep gratitude to our campaign team, volunteers and supporters for all your hard work.”
State Representatives Kate Lipper-Garabedian, Steven Ultrino and Paul Donato were all unopposed, all winning the majority vote.
As far as the ballot questions were concerned, Malden residents voted yes to Question 1, 9,029 to 4,749, to establish an additional 4 percent state income tax on that portion of annual taxable income totaling more than $1 million.
Maldonians voted yes on Question 2, 10,820 to 3,011, to direct the Commissioner of the Massachusetts Division of Insurance to approve or disapprove the rates of dental benefit plans and to require that a dental insurance carrier meet an annual aggregate medical loss ratio for its covered dental benefit plans of 83 percent.
Residents voted yes on Question 3, 6,742 to 7,231, to increase the statewide limits on the combined number of licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages for off-premises consumption (including licenses for “all alcoholic beverages” and for “wines and malt beverages”) that any one retailer could own or control: from 9 to 12 licenses in 2023; to 15 licenses in 2027; and to 18 licenses in 2031.
On Question 4, Maldonians voted 8,965 to 5,046 to keep in place the law, which would allow Massachusetts residents who cannot provide proof of lawful presence in the United States to obtain a driver’s license or permit if they meet the requirements.
All information related to the ballot questions is at the state website: