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.

Candidates

Name Party Affiliation Campaign Page Title/Notes
Senator in U.S. Congress
Geoff Diehl Republican https://diehlforsenate.com/ Current State Representative
John Kingston Republican https://johnkingston.com/ Attorney, Activist
Beth Joyce Lindstrom Republican https://lindstrom4senate.com/ Groton Former Director of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation
Elizabeth A. Warren* Democratic https://elizabethwarren.com/ United States Senator
Governor
Charles D. Baker* Republican https://www.charliebakerma.com/ Governor of Massachusetts
Scott D. Lively Republican https://www.livelyforgovernor.us/ Attorney, Author
Jay M. Gonzalez Democratic https://jay4ma.com/ Former Secretary of Administration and Finance
Bob Massie Democratic https://www.bobmassie2018.com/ Author, Activist
Lieutenant Governor
Karyn E. Polito* Republican https://www.karynpolito.com/ Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
Quentin Palfrey Democratic https://www.quentinpalfrey.com/ Former Assistant Attorney General
Jimmy Tingle Democratic https://www.jimmytingle4mass.com/ Comedian
Attorney General
James R. McMahon, III Republican https://www.attorneyjaymcmahon.com/ Attorney
Daniel L. Shores Republican https://www.danshores.com/ Attorney
Maura Healey* Democratic http://www.maurahealey.com/ M.A. Attorney General
Secretary of State
Anthony M. Amore Republican http://www.amore2018.com/ Author
William Francis Galvin* Democratic http://www.billgalvin.org/ M.A. State Secretary
Josh Zakim Democratic https://www.joshzakim.com/ Boston City Councilor
Treasurer
Keiko M. Orrall Republican https://votekeiko.com/ State Representative
Deborah B. Goldberg* Democratic http://www.debgoldberg.com/ Treasurer
Auditor
Helen Brady Republican https://www.giveemhelen.com/ Business Executive
Daniel Fishman Libertarian https://www.auditmassachusetts.com/ Attorney
Suzanne M. Bump* Democratic http://suzannebump.com/ State Auditor
Representative in U.S. House, 6th U.S. District
Joseph S. Schneider Republican https://joeschneiderforcongress.com/ Veteran
Seth Moulton* Democratic https://sethmoulton.com/ United States Congressman
Councillor, 5th M.A. District
Richard A. Baker Republican http://www.richbaker.us/ Business Executive
Marc C. Mercier Libertarian https://www.facebook.com/marc.mercier.733076 Former Boxford School Committee member
Eileen R. Duff* Democratic https://www.voteduff.com/ Councillor
Nicholas S. Torresi Democratic https://www.facebook.com/Nicholas-Torresi-934066383358457/?ref=br_rs Athlete
Senator In General Court, First Essex & Middlesex M.A. District
Bruce E. Tarr* Republican https://malegislature.gov/Legislators/Profile/BET0/Biography M.A. State Senator
Representative In General Court, Twentieth Middlesex M.A. District
Bradley H. Jones, Jr.* Republican https://malegislature.gov/Legislators/Profile/BHJ1/Biography M.A. State Representative; Former Selectman
District Attorney, Northern M.A. District
Marian T. Ryan* Democratic http://www.marianryan.org/ District Attorney
Donna Patalano Democratic https://www.donna4da.com/ Former Assistant District Attorney
Clerk Of Courts, Middlesex County
Michael A. Sullivan* Democratic http://www.sullivanclerkofcourts.com/ Clerk of Courts
Register Of Deeds, Middlesex Southern M.A. District
Maria C. Curtatone* Democratic http://www.mariacurtatone.com/2017/ Register of Deeds