Election Results Are In!
After heading to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 4, the gubernatorial race in Massachusetts didn't come to an end until the early morning hours of Wednesday, Nov. 5.
Voters in Massachusetts elected Republican Charlie Baker the next governor of Massachusetts with 48.5 percent of the vote; he narrowly defeated Democratic challenger Martha Coakley, who took 46.6 percent of the vote. The independent candidates for Governor made up about 5 percent of the votes on Tuesday, with Evan Falchuk receiving the more than 3 percent he needed to create the United Independent Party in Massachusetts.
In other statewide races, Maura Healey was elected Attorney General and Deb Goldberg won the race for Treasurer. Auditor Suzzane Bump and Secretary of State William Galvin will retain their respective seats.
Massachusetts' voters also decided on several congressional races this year. In the Senate, Ed Markey will remain on Capitol Hill and serve a full six-year term as junior senator from Massachusetts. Niki Tsongas won reelection as congresswoman from the 3rd Congressional District and Bill Keating will also hold his title as congressman from the 9th Congressional District. The 6th Congressional District saw a tight campaign with Democrat Seth Moulton and Republican Richard Tisei vying to replace incumbent Congressman John Tierney. Moulton won the seat with roughly 56 percent of the vote to join fellow Democrats in Washington.
On the ballot questions, voters overwhelmingly rejected gas-tax indexing and expanding the bottle bill. Voters supported preserving the casino and gaming laws in Massachusetts, as well as instituting earned sick time.
The Providers' Council looks forward to working with newly elected and reelected officials in public office. If you have any questions about the elections in Massachusetts, please contact Council VP of Public Policy & Development Bill Yelenak at firstname.lastname@example.org.