Jun 252013
 

Democratic Representative Edward J. Markey beat Republican Gabriel E. Gomez Tuesday in a special election for US Senate in Massachusetts but barely squeaked by in Groton — Markey topped Gomez by just 10 votes according to preliminary results released by Town Clerk Michael Bouchard. Statewide, Markey got 55 percent of the vote to Gomez’s 45 percent for Gomez, with 98 percent of precincts reporting, according to www.boston.com.

A third of Groton voters went to the polls — 2475 people. That is a much higher percentage than the state average participation of less than 20%, again according to www.boston.com.

Rounding out the ballots in Groton were Richard A. Heos of the Twelve Visions Party with seven votes, five write-ins, and 23 blank ballots.

Massachusetts Senate Special Election Results


Precinct 1 Precinct 2 Precinct 3 Total
Turnout 34% 29% 33% 32%
Total Voter Population 2677 2553 2461 7691
Total Votes Cast 915 753 807 2475







Precinct 1 Precinct 2 Precinct 3 Total
Senator in Congress




Gabriel E. Gomez (R) 437 404 374 1215
Edward J. Markey (D) 464 346 415 1225
Richard A. Heos (Twelve Visions Party) 2 1 4 7
Write-In 2 2 1 5
Blank 10 0 13 23
Sub-Total 915 753 807 2475