Voter Guide for 2018 State Primary

The State Primary will be held on Tuesday, September 4 from 7 am – 8 pm at St. Theresa’s Church.

The Primary election is an opportunity for voters registered with a specific political party to vote on which of the candidates within their party will be eligible to run in the midterm election in November 2018. Voters registered as Democratic, Libertarian, or Republican prior to August 15 will be given a ballot corresponding to their party registration when they check in at St. Theresa’s to vote in the State Primary. Unaffiliated voters and voters affiliated with minor parties can choose which ballot to vote on (Democratic, Libertarian, or Republican) when they check in at St. Theresa’s.

Click through the table below to learn more about the candidates. You may also wish to google for news articles and other information about local or lesser-known candidates. For each open position, you will have the option to vote for a single person out of all the people with your registered party affiliation. Click on the position name for more information about that position’s responsibilities in the government.

A sample ballot for the election is available, depending on your registered political party affiliation (Democratic, Libertarian, or Republican). You will only see the candidates associated with your party on your Primary ballot; the table below contains all candidates from all parties for your reference.


Name Party Affiliation Campaign Page Title/Notes
Senator in U.S. Congress
Geoff Diehl Republican Current State Representative
John Kingston Republican Attorney, Activist
Beth Joyce Lindstrom Republican Groton Former Director of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation
Elizabeth A. Warren* Democratic United States Senator
Charles D. Baker* Republican Governor of Massachusetts
Scott D. Lively Republican Attorney, Author
Jay M. Gonzalez Democratic Former Secretary of Administration and Finance
Bob Massie Democratic Author, Activist
Lieutenant Governor
Karyn E. Polito* Republican Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
Quentin Palfrey Democratic Former Assistant Attorney General
Jimmy Tingle Democratic Comedian
Attorney General
James R. McMahon, III Republican Attorney
Daniel L. Shores Republican Attorney
Maura Healey* Democratic M.A. Attorney General
Secretary of State
Anthony M. Amore Republican Author
William Francis Galvin* Democratic M.A. State Secretary
Josh Zakim Democratic Boston City Councilor
Keiko M. Orrall Republican State Representative
Deborah B. Goldberg* Democratic Treasurer
Helen Brady Republican Business Executive
Daniel Fishman Libertarian Attorney
Suzanne M. Bump* Democratic State Auditor
Representative in U.S. House, 6th U.S. District
Joseph S. Schneider Republican Veteran
Seth Moulton* Democratic United States Congressman
Councillor, 5th M.A. District
Richard A. Baker Republican Business Executive
Marc C. Mercier Libertarian Former Boxford School Committee member
Eileen R. Duff* Democratic Councillor
Nicholas S. Torresi Democratic Athlete
Senator In General Court, First Essex & Middlesex M.A. District
Bruce E. Tarr* Republican M.A. State Senator
Representative In General Court, Twentieth Middlesex M.A. District
Bradley H. Jones, Jr.* Republican M.A. State Representative; Former Selectman
District Attorney, Northern M.A. District
Marian T. Ryan* Democratic District Attorney
Donna Patalano Democratic Former Assistant District Attorney
Clerk Of Courts, Middlesex County
Michael A. Sullivan* Democratic Clerk of Courts
Register Of Deeds, Middlesex Southern M.A. District
Maria C. Curtatone* Democratic Register of Deeds