Massachusetts General Election Voter Guide 2018

Oct 19, 2018

There are important contested races in western Massachusetts. Here’s what you need to know as we head toward the general election on November 6.

Ballot Questions:

Question 1 would limit how many patients could be assigned to each nurse in Massachusetts hospitals and other facilities.

Question 2 would create a citizens' commission to consider and recommend potential amendments to the U.S. Constitution to reverse the 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Elections Committee decision. The reverse would introduce stricter regulations on campaign money flow, and establish that corporations do not have the same constitutional rights as human beings.

Question 3 brings Chapter 134 of the Massachusetts Court's 2016 Acts into question. The act protects people in Massachusetts from discrimination based on gender identity in "places of public accomodation."

U.S. Senator – Massachusetts

Elizabeth Warren, Democrat

Geoff Diehl, Republican

Shiva Ayyadurai, Independent

From left: Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, Republican candidate Geoff Diehl, and independent candidate Shiva Ayyadurai.
Credit Katie Lannan (Warren) / State House News Service // Robin Lubbock (Diehl, Ayyadurai) / WBUR

Governor and Lt. Governor – Massachusetts

Charlie Baker, Republican

Karyn Polito, Republican

Jay Gonzalez, Democrat

Quentin Palfrey, Democrat

Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and Gov. Charlie Baker.
Credit Robin Lubbock / WBUR

Quentin Palfrey at left, and Jay Gonzalez at right.
Credit State House News Service

Attorney General – Massachusetts

Maura Healey, Democrat

Jay McMahon, Republican

Jay McMahon at left, and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey at right.
Credit Sam Doran / State House News Service // Jesse Costa / WBUR

Secretary of State – Massachusetts

Bill Galvin, Democrat

Anthony Amore, Republican

Juan Sanchez, Green-Rainbow

Treasurer – Massachusetts

Deborah Goldberg, Democrat

Keiko Orrall, Republican

Jamie Guerin, Green-Rainbow

From left, Jamie Guerin, Deborah Goldberg and Keiko Orral.
Credit Facebook // KEVIN GUTTING / Daily Hampshire Gazette // MARK M.MURRAY / The Republican / /

Auditor – Massachusetts

Suzanne Bump, Democrat

Helen Brady, Republican

Daniel Fishman, Libertarian

Edward Stamas, Green-Rainbow

U.S. House – MA District 2

Jim McGovern, Democrat

Tracy Lovvorn, Republican

Paul Grady, Independent

Governor's Council – Massachusetts 8th District

Mary Hurley, Democrat

Mike Franco, Independent

Massachusetts Senate – Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire & Middlesex District

Anne Gobi, Democrat

Steven Hall, Republican

Massachusetts House – 2nd Franklin District

Susannah Whipps, Independent

John Arena, Democrat

Massachusetts House – 1st Hampden District

Todd Smola, Republican

Tanya Neslusan, Democrat

Massachusetts House – 2nd Hampden District

Brian Ashe, Democrat

Allison Werder, Republican

Massachusetts House – 3rd Hampden District

Nicholas Boldyga, Republican

Forrest Bradford, Democrat

Massachusetts House – 12th Hampden District

Angelo Puppolo, Democrat

Donald Flannery, Independent

Massachusetts House – 2nd Hampshire District

Dan Carey, Democrat

Donald Peltier, Republican

District Attorney – Berkshire District

Andrea Harrington, Democrat

Paul Caccaviello, Write-In

Register of Deeds – Berkshire Northern District

Maria Ziemba, Democrat

Deborah Moran, Unenrolled

Register of Deeds – Hampden County

Marie Angelides, Republican

Cheryl Coakley-Rivera, Democrat