BOSTON (WWLP) – Primary voters decide the Lieutenant Governor candidate for both parties, which then joins with the Governor’s nominee for a single ticket in the November 6 general election.
“We put everything on the table. We went a really good campaign, we talked about the issues about connecting western Mass. We had incredible results from western Mass. I just want to thank the people of the Pioneer Valley the Berkshires, they really stepped up in a huge way from those areas and I want to congratulate Mayor Driscoll. She did a great job she ran a great campaign and I’m excited to be out there for the Healy Driscoll ticket,” said Lesser.
Now that Senator Lesser has conceded, that means in November there will be two women Democrats on the ballot for Governor and Lt. Governor with they sights set on the Commonwealth’s two top seats.
Peabody State Representative Leah Allen is facing former Leicester Representative Kate Campanale in the Republican nomination. With just half the votes counted for the race, it is still too close to declared a winner Tuesday night.
The Lieutenant Governor has few constitutional responsibilities, other than presiding over the Governor’s Council, and serving as acting Governor when the governor is out-of-state, but it is still an important race.
While you must be 18 to vote, Tuesday’s primary is not just for adults. We’ve seen plenty of families who are using the primary as a lesson in civics.
Jarrod Liebel of East Longmeadow told 22News, “Well I think the Democratic process is very important and it starts at a local level, so I wanted to come out support some of the candidates who I think can move our country in the right direction and I brought my son Carter here with me just so he can see the process at an early age.”
There is a lot to teach in this year’s state primary, as nearly every statewide constitutional office is contested.