Wareham’s unofficial results are in: Maura Healey, Geoff Diehl win nominations for governor

Sep 6, 2022

The votes are in: Polls closed at 8 p.m. in Wareham and unofficial election results were released at 9:14 p.m. by the town clerk’s office.

Out of 18,151 registered voters, just 18.54% cast a ballot, according to Wareham election data.

Statewide, Attorney General Maura Healey was declared the winner of the Democratic primary election for governor by the Associated Press Tuesday evening.

Wareham voters casting Republican ballots largely chose Geoff Diehl to be her opponent, as Diehl received 725 votes in Wareham to his Republican opponent Chris Dougherty’s 564 votes. Diehl was later declared the winner of the Republican primary .

Republican Lt. Governor candidate Leah Allen beat out Kate Campanale statewide and in Wareham precincts, and Democratic candidate Kim Driscoll captured a win locally against her two opponents, Tami Gouveia and Eric Lesser. For auditor, Diane DiZoglio captured the Democratic nomination over Christopher Dempsey statewide, and she will face unopposed Anthony Amore in the fall. 

In a tight race, Andrea Campbell squeaked out a Wareham win over her closest opponent, Shannon Liss-Riordan, 841 votes to 823 votes for the Democrat nomination for attorney general. By 10:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Campbell had been declared the winner.

In the Democrat Secretary of State race, incumbent Bill Galvin beat out newcomer Tanisha Sullivan, the Associated Press declared Tuesday night. In Wareham, Galvin won 1,609 votes to Sullivan’s 1,061.

Jesse Brown won over Wareham voters in his Republican primary for U.S. House District 9. If he wins statewide, which was not announced as of print deadline, he will face incumbent Rep. Bill Keating this fall.

Third Bristol & Plymouth District State Sen. Marc Pacheco won his unopposed Democratic primary, and he will be up against Republican Maria Collins of Taunton. State Rep. Susan Gifford won her unopposed race for the 2nd Plymouth District state senate seat.

In Wareham, the winner of the Democratic primary for a seat on the Plymouth County Commission was Alex Bezanson. If Bezanson prevails throughout the county, he will face incumbent Republican Sandra Wright later this year. He beat out opponent Carlos DaSilva in a close race, 963 votes to DaSilva’s 831 in Wareham precincts.

Current Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz won his unopposed Republican primary, and he will be up against Democratic candidate Rahsaan Hall in November.

Incumbent Joseph McDonald Jr. also ran unopposed for Plymouth County sheriff.

Not all towns had reported election results by the time Wareham had released unofficial results. The town of Barnstable in particular experienced issues with a vault door early Tuesday morning, delaying the time when polls would open and pushing back poll closure to midnight.

The statewide election day will be on Nov. 8. Early voting for the state election will be between Oct. 22 and Nov. 4.