Watertown Voters Turn Out in Huge Numbers, Support Dems and Local Politicians

John Lawn, Will Brownsberger and Marilyn Pettito Devaney win re-election in local races.


Watertown residents flocked to the voting booths Tuesday, and supported Democrats statewide and nationally, and re-elected local candidates. 

Nearly 75 percent of the town voted in the Presidential election, as 16,816 votes were cast in Watertown, about 650 more than the 2008 Presidential election, said Town Clerk John Flynn.

Locally, State Rep. John Lawn, who represents the West Side of Watertown, and parts of Waltham and Newtown, defeated Waltham Republican Francis Stanton. Find out more about the race here. 

Watertown's other State Representative, Jonathan Hecht, won in an uncontested race. He represents precincts 1-9.

Will Brownsberger, a Belmont Democrat, defeated challenger Steven Aylward of Watertown in the race for the Second Suffolk and Middlesex senate district. See details of the race here. 

Watertown's Marilyn Pettito Devaney won her eighth term on the Governor's Council, after defeating Newton's Thomas Sheff, an unenrolled candidate. Read details of the race here.

Watertown also heavily supported Barack Obama for President, Elizabeth Warren for Senate and Edward Markey for congress. Voters also supported the "Yes" side on all three the statewide ballot measures.

See the vote totals from Watertown here. 

What did you thinkg about how the races turned out Tuesday? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Gary M November 07, 2012 at 01:29 PM
Sonny, You are right - they sure did. Now Democrats now control every possible seat we in Watertown are able to vote for. Since they are your party of choice, you now have nothing to complain about! Remember, most people get the government they deserve.


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