Massachusetts Primary Voter Guide 2018

Aug 21, 2018

There are important contested races in western Massachusetts. Here’s what you need to know as we head toward the state's primary election on September 4.

U.S. House – MA District 1
Democratic Primary

Richard Neal 

Tahirah Amatul-Wadud 

Congressman Richard Neal, at left, and attorney Tahirah Amatul-Wadud.

U.S. House – MA District 2
Republican Primary

Kevin Powers

Tracy Lovvorn

U.S. Senate – Massachusetts
Republican Primary

Geoff Diehl

John Kingston

Beth Lindstrom

From left, Beth Lindstrom, Geoff Diehl and John Kingston.
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Governor – Massachusetts
Republican Primary

Charlie Baker

Scott Lively

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.
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Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Scott Lively at WBUR.
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Governor – Massachusetts
Democratic Primary

Jay Gonzalez

Bob Massie

Jay Gonzalez, left, and Bob Massie.
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Lt. Governor – Massachusetts
Democratic Primary

Quentin Palfrey

Jimmy Tingle

Attorney General – Massachusetts
Republican Primary

Jay McMahon

Dan Shores

Secretary of State – Massachusetts
Democratic Primary

Bill Galvin

Josh Zakim

Massachusetts Secretary of State Bill Galvin, at left, and his Democratic challenger, Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim, both at the state Democratic Party Convention in June 2018.
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Massachusetts Senate – Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin & Hampden District
Democratic Primary

Adam Hinds

Tom Wickham

Massachusetts Senate – Hampden District
Democratic Primary

Jim Welch

Amaad Rivera

Massachusetts Senate – Hampshire, Franklin & Worcester District
Democratic Primary

Chelsea Kline

Jo Comerford (Write-In)

Ryan O'Donnell (Write-In)

Steve Connor (Write-In)

Massachusetts State Senate candidates Ryan O'Donnell, from left, Chelsea Kline, Steve Connor and Jo Comerford prepare for a debate Monday, Aug. 13, 2018 at Deerfield Academy.
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Massachusetts House – 1st Franklin District
Democratic Primary

Kate Albright-Hanna

Natalie Blais

Christine Doktor

Jonathan Edwards

Casey Thomas Pease

Nathaniel Waring

Francia Wisnewski

Massachusetts House – 9th Hampden District
Democratic Primary

Jose Tosado

Mark Kenyon

Massachusetts House – 1st Hampshire District
Democratic Primary

Lindsay Sabadosa

Diana Szynal

Lindsay Sabadosa (left) and Diana Szynal at a 1st Hampshire House Democratic debate on July 30, 2018, in Northampton, Massachusetts.
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Massachusetts House – 2nd Hampshire District
Democratic Primary

Daniel Carey

John Hine

Marie McCourt

From left, Dan Carey, John Hine and Marie McCourt, who are Democratic candidates for the 2nd Hampshire District seat, at a candidate forum in South Hadley, Massachusetts, on August 22, 2018.
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Massachusetts House – 3rd Hampshire District
Democratic Primary

Mindy Domb

Eric Nakajima

Register of Deeds – Hampden County
Democratic Primary

Cheryl Coakley-Rivera

Don Ashe Jr. (Write-In)

District Attorney – Berkshire County
Democratic Primary

Paul Caccaviello

Andrea Harrington

Judith Knight