Chelmsford Mirrors Commonwealth in Senate Results

Both Ed Markey and Scott Gomez topped their respective ballots in Chelmsford on the way to winning party candidacies statewide for the upcoming U.S. Senate Election.


Republican Gabriel Gomez and Democrat Ed Markey will now face each other this June to see who will replace John Kerry in the U.S. Senate, preferences echoed by Chelmsford voters as well.

Despite a visit to the McCarthy School precincts by Republican Mike Sullivan, he would lose one of the two precincts at that polling place as well as every other precinct in town to Gomez, who outpaced Sullivan by almost 250 votes townwide.

According to Boston.com, Gomez won comfortably statewide, winning every town except for portions of Bristol and Plymouth counties as well as isolated pockets of western Massachusetts.

On the Democratic side, Markey also won comfortably statewide over fellow Comgressman Stephen Lynch, taking nearly all of the state except for a swath of central Massachusetts, a few nearby towns in the Lowell area and North Shore, as well as the Bristol and Plymouth county areas where Sullivan also did well.

Here in Chelmsford, Markey won six of nine precincts, with a 150 vote margin of victory overall.

Complete local results are available on the Town Clerk's website.

Anna Bucciarelli May 01, 2013 at 11:23 AM
Yea for Gomez ... nice to see a newcomer in the race!
Tyler Jozefowicz May 01, 2013 at 11:57 AM
Ed Markey, Democrat, surpassed all expectations, and easily won Chelmsford. Tested and trusted , Ed will be a great addition to the progressive Massachusetts delegation. Securing Social Security and supporting tougher gun control measures, which his opponent is against, favors assault weapons, like the AR-17s and wants to cut Social Security for seniors.How much, Gabriel do you want to cut it? Gomez refuses to discuss his 16 years in stock trading, but wants to run on his " business record". The People deserve a detailed answer about his business fortune, and the records to back it up. will he take the Scott Brown pledge and keep outside money and negative ads out of the state. Ed Markey will. Great job, Ed Markey, the People's choice. Steve Lynch and the rest of the Democrats and Independents are behind you. You got more votes than all the Republicans combined. Experience counts, no one needs a learning curve from someone we does not know and never bothered to have an interest in serving the People. You did! .
patricia Mcguirk May 01, 2013 at 12:18 PM
The man's name is GABRIEL!!! Keep drinking the Kool-Aid Tyler!
ron johnson May 01, 2013 at 12:22 PM
Tyler, Please expalin how experience counts, but your were for EW. Could it be that she was the dem and could be counted upon to vote in line with the leaders on every issue. Markey has been around forever, like Kerry his career is moslty undistinguished. Also, Tyler, this may be news to you, but Massachusetts is not exactly a reflextion of the rest of the country. One issue I can agree with you on though is gun control. I can't understand why background checks are a problem and why people need assualt weapons.
Iron Mike May 01, 2013 at 12:31 PM
Obama is laughing...all the way to the golf course....
Tyler Jozefowicz May 01, 2013 at 12:51 PM
ron johnson: Do we have to go over this again?lol Senator Warren was a Harvard Law School professor specializing in bankruptcy law, an active consumer protection advocate whose work led to the establishment of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She has written a number of academic works,and 5 books regarding the American economy and personal finance. All related to the Senate job she was applying for. Warren served as chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel created to oversee TARP. She served as Assistant to the President Obama and Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, to name some accomplishments all related to government. And Gabriel's qualifications for the job as US Senator would be what? Glad to hear you are on board for background checks ; is Gabriel? Also glad that Gabriel supports President Obama and will work with him, requested that Gov Duval Patrick appoint him interim Senator. Give him credit for that. Disappointed that he chooses to keep his stock dealings and "business experience ' secret. Why?
patricia Mcguirk May 01, 2013 at 01:22 PM
Have another sip tyler!
ron johnson May 01, 2013 at 01:52 PM
Tyler, How is any of that legislative experience? Teaching, writing and advising are not the same thing. My point was that you pointed to Markey as the one with experience and thus no learning curve. My point is he has been there a long time without a whole lot to show for it. Until someone is elected the first time they have no legislative experience. I guess that means we always vote for the incumbent. Now that he is in the race, time will tell as to what information he reveals.
Joe Greene May 01, 2013 at 03:04 PM
Chelmsford went for Brown over Warren and will go for Gomez over Markey, too. Gomez is the clear choice here. There is much to respect about him: Naval aviator, Navy SEAL, experienced businessman, and not an establish career partisan politician. Washington DC would be far better off with more folks like Gomez and less life-long members like Markey. This unenrolled independent will be voting for Gomez in June.
Tyler Jozefowicz May 01, 2013 at 03:53 PM
Hi ron j. government experience . The position is in government, not the private sector. Scott Gabriel has absolutely none. You obtain government and legislative experience in State and local politics, government jobs, committees and agencies. Gabriel has none. That is how the private sector works. Ever hear of a CEO being hired with no prior business background representing 6 million MA residents. At least run for dog catcher or work as town clerk. Do you really want someone like Gabriel in there that is absolutely clueless? As to "fresh face". Of course MA Republicans need to run as fresh faces with no experience since no one will vote them in to begin with. If they were in , they would be running with " experience" . You know the game. I would like to know: when he immigrated; parents citizens;receive welfare , and did he get government assistance for undergraduate studies, affirmative action , and check the Hispanic block to gain advantage? Just looking for hypocrisy here. from what I see, Gabriel would normally be a democrat; contributed to obama and will work with him according to his statements last night.Thanks.
Kenneth Van Tassell May 01, 2013 at 04:03 PM
Freudian slip much? Scott Gomez.
Andrew Sylvia (Editor) May 01, 2013 at 04:13 PM
Serves me right for writing at midnight. Thanks for the heads up.
ron johnson May 01, 2013 at 04:39 PM
Tyler, We will never agree, but what did EW run for and win prior to running for the Senate. I would argue that teaching and writing articles and being appointed are no different that experience in the private sector. I would not equate a Senate seat with a CEO position but since you asked, I believe many career politicians take jobs in the private sector when they leave politics or even become heads of Universities such as Marty Meehan at U-Lowell. What was his experience?
Tyler Jozefowicz May 01, 2013 at 05:45 PM
ron: what I can conclude from your comments is that it does not matter. So why bring EW up in the first place? Personally I go with experience rather than none. I just cited up top what I considered EW's experience that equip her for that position. She is not running here; neither is Marty Meehan. A former Navy SEAL and stockbroker is a stretch.
Iron Mike May 01, 2013 at 06:15 PM
Ron, trying to have a reasonable political discussion with a Mass MoonBat is like stirring your composting heap. The only result is that foul smells are released and the vegetable matter rots faster....
ron johnson May 01, 2013 at 07:37 PM
Tyler, I will try this one more time. You said Markey had the experience, I said, EW did not but you supported her. You argued that her teaching, writing and service on various committees was good enough. I argued that this was not the same thing as legislative experience, again what you were touting as a plus for Markey. You stated that companies do not appoint people as CEO's without experience, I used as an example, while not exactly the same thing the appointment of Meehan at U-Lowell, he had absolutely no experience as a college president. I never said Meehan was running for office, nor have I disputed that EW won. I am not sure about Gomez. I do know that Markey is a guy who in all the time he has served has accomplished very little. I actually do not care where he lives. I care about what he has done and what he will do. I reserve the right to see what Gomez says over the coming weeks.
Tyler Jozefowicz May 01, 2013 at 08:10 PM
I am looking forward to the candidates debating the issues which matter, that is , if Gabriel will agree to debate( he admits he is not the smoothest talker). BTW you added nothing new to your response. I'm fully aware of the thread and the dialogue. You don't have to "try this one more time" as if I missed something. Maybe you missed something I said. Let's not go there. Suffice it to say, I am very happy with the election results. My opinion , Democrats elected the best possible candidate of the two, and the Republicans , from an electability perspective , nominated the worst of the three candidates. There is no way uber conservative Mike Sullivan or his supporters are going out on a limb for Gabriel. Can you picture the tea party types throwing money his way or attending bilinguel rallies? Hasta luago, senoire a senoiritas.


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