Tuesday! Special Election Primary for State Senate on April 12th

UPDATE: Election results are available at this post.

Tuesday, April 12th is the Special Election for the State Senate primary. Polls are open 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Seven candidates are vying to fill the First Suffolk and Middlesex district seat left open by the recent resignation of Anthony Petruccelli. The district includes Boston’s North End / Waterfront, Beacon Hill, East Boston as well as Revere, Winthrop and parts of Cambridge. All seven candidates are running as Democrats, with no Republicans running, so whoever takes the primary will be the de facto winner at the May 10th general election.

The candidates, in alphabetical order, are:

  • Joe Boncore (Winthrop)
  • Lydia Edwards (East Boston)
  • Diana Hwang (East Boston)
  • Jay Livingstone (Beacon Hill)
  • Steve Mirabito (Revere)
  • Dan Rizzo (Revere)
  • Paul Rodgers (East Boston)

Here are some recent posts and election coverage from the North End / Waterfront area:

Voting, Registration & Election Information for North End / Waterfront areas:

On election day, polls are open 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.

These are the polling locations serving most NorthEnd/Waterfront residents:

  • Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennett Street
  • Christopher Columbus Apartments, 145 Commercial Street
  • 41 N. Margin St. – Knights of Columbus
  • Harbor Towers / Rowes Wharf votes at City Hall

For primaries: Voters enrolled in a political party (Democratic, Green-Rainbow or Republican) may only vote in that party’s primary. Unenrolled voters (registered voters not enrolled in a political party commonly referred to as “independent”) may vote in the primary of their choice and remain unenrolled after voting.

More information at:

2 Replies to “Tuesday! Special Election Primary for State Senate on April 12th

  1. How lucky are we to have so many excellent candidates running for the State Senate seat prematurely vacated by Anthony Petruccelli (I am incredibly displeased that he neglected to resign in a fashion timely with regularly scheduled elections, costing the Commonwealth tens of $thousands? $hundreds of $thousands? $million? It’s just incredibly irresponsible. And I will never forget how irresponsible.

    That said, I so wish I could vote for BOTH Lydia Edwards AND Diana Hwang. I would like to see both these women legislating on Beacon Hill. Alas, alak. I had to make a choice. But maybe, just maybe…

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