Saugus,  September 7 2018

Town vote mirrors statewide primary results


By Mark E. Vogler


Some of the races were closer.

But Tuesday’s primary election didn’t produce any major surprises in contests that drew close to 19 percent of the town’s registered voters.

Republican Governor Charlie Baker won his party’s place on the November ballot easily.

But in Saugus, Baker edged out Scott Lively — a Trump supporter and conservative minister, 895-749.

In The Democratic Primary for Governor, Jay Gonzalez beat out Bob Massie by close to 65 pecent. Saugus Democrats supported Gonzalez over Massie by a 656-625 margin.

In other primary contests, Saugus voters favored:

  • Jimmy Tingle 669 to 638 over Quentin Pallfrey in the Democratic Primary for lieutenant governor. Pallfrey beat Tingle statewide.
  • James R. McMahon III 766 to 530 over Daniel L. Shores in the Republican Primary for attorney general. McMahon won statewide.
  • Secretary of State William Francis Galvin 1,302 to 387 over Josh Zakim in the Democratic Primary. Galvin won statewide.


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