North Andover Election Results 2012
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Scott Brown (R), Elizabeth Warren (D): U.S. Senate
Scott Brown has represented Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate since a January 2010 special election held to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by the late Ted Kennedy. Brown defeated state Attorney General Martha Coakley with 1,168,107 votes, or 51.9 percent, to her 1,058,682 votes, or 47.1 percent.
John Tierney (D), Richard Tisei (R), Daniel Fishman (L): MA 6th Congressional District
John Tierney has been the congressman representing North Andover for the past 16 years. He faces off against Richard Tisei, a former State Senate minority leader who ran as gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker's running mate in 2010, and Beverly business owner Daniel Fishman. In 2010, Tierney defeated Boxford attorney Bill Hudak 57-43.
Diana DiZoglio (D), Karin Rhoton (R): MA House 14th Essex District
This is an open seat, since DiZoglio defeated incumbent David Torrisi in the Democratic Primary in September. A former state legislative staffer, DiZoglio faces off against former North Andover School Committee member Karin Rhoton to represent North Andover's 1-5 precincts.
Jim Lyons Has Defeated Barbara L'Italian in the MA House 18th Essex District
Lyons has been the state representative representing North Andover's 6-8 precincts for the past two years. He faced off against L'Italien, a former state representative whom Lyons defeated in 2010. Lyons has been declared the winner in this race.
Kathleen O'Connor Ives (D), Shaun Toohey (R), James M. Kelcourse (I), Paul A. Magliocchetti (I): MA Senate 1st Essex District
This is an open seat, since State Sen. Steve Baddour stepped down in March. O'Connor Ives serves as a city councilor in Newburyport. Toohey is a mortgage banker and president of the Haverhill School Committee.
LIVE 2012 [TOWN] ELECTION RESULTS
|Race||Democrat||Votes||Republican||Votes||Third Party||Votes||Third Party||Votes|
|U.S. President||Barack Obama||6,991||Mitt Romney||7,992||Gary Johnson||100||Jill Stein||48|
|U.S. Senate||Elizabeth Warren||5,791||Scott Brown||9,311|
|Congress District 6||John Tierney||5,670||Richard Tisei||8,255||Daniel Fishman||584|
|House 14th Essex||Diana DiZoglio||4,144||Karin Rhoton||4,218|
|House 18th Essex||Barbara L'Italien||2,488||Jim Lyons||3,191|
|State Senate||Kathleen O'Connor Ives||3,083||Shaun Toohey||2,731||James M. Kelcourse||137||Paul A. Magliocchetti||1,080|
|Question 1: Right to Repair
|Question 2: Assisted Suicide||Yes||14,645||No||549|
|Question 3: Medical Marijuana||Yes||8,778||No||5,867|
North Andover Updates From the Polls
10:40 a.m. Turnout is very high, 4,152 as of 10 a.m. The gym is packed with voters and there is a long line of cars coming in. And things have gone smoothly so far.
"We've been very lucky today," Town Clerk Joyce Bradshaw said. "The machines are all working properly."
Smolak Farms has donated a bunch of donuts for voters as well.
11:50 a.m. North Andover CAM is live streaming the polls. Go to their Web site and click on GovCAM and then click "Watch Live." Or turn on your TV to channel 8 on Comcast and channel 26 on Verizon.
If you're on a Mac, you may need to download VLC to view the live stream.
12:16 p.m. As of 12 p.m., almost 6,800 people had voted in North Andover.
Also, the NAHS Drama Guild is selling baked goods, so you can vote while you snack on sweets and support a local cause.
1:40 p.m. About 8,000 people have voted in North Andover. Cars are still backed up down the NAHS driveway, and it's still mid-day. No voting difficulties reported.
3:45 p.m. More than 10,000 people have voted in North Andover today, and lines are expected to get even busier soon with people coming home from work.