Beacon Hill, West End voters favor Patrick and other incumbents in mid-term election

November 9, 2010
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Like voters statewide, Beacon Hill and the West End supported Gov. Deval Patrick in the mid-term election last Tuesday.

According to the city’s unofficial election results, approximately 60 percent of Beacon Hill voters in Ward 3, Precinct 6 and Ward 5, Precincts 3, 4, 5 and 11 reelected the incumbent Democrat to a second term as his GOP challenger Charlie Baker trailed with 37 percent of the ballots cast. Independent candidate Tim Cahill garnered 2 percent of the vote while Jill Stein of the Green Party got less than 1 percent.

In the West End (Ward 3, Precinct 5), 60 percent of voters supported Patrick, with 35 percent backing Baker. Cahill received 4 percent of the vote, and Stein got 1 percent.

Citywide, Patrick received 70 percent of the vote while Baker earned 23 percent, followed by Cahill with 5 percent and Stein at 1 percent.

In the race for the state senate seat for the First Suffolk Middlesex District, 63 percent of Beacon Hill voters in Ward 3, Precinct 6 and Ward 5, Precinct 3 supported incumbent Democrat Anthony Petruccelli while his Republican rival Frank Addivinola got 37 percent.

In the West End, 64 percent of voters supported Petruccelli as Addivinola trailed at 36 percent.

Meanwhile, 72 percent of Beacon Hill voters in Ward 5, Precincts 3,4,5 and 11 favored incumbent Democrat Marty Walz in the election for state representative of the 8th Suffolk District while her GOP opponent Brad Marston got 28 percent of the vote.

In the West End, Walz received 69 percent of the ballots cast while Marston got 31 percent.

As for the turnout, 47 percent of voters in Beacon Hill and 49 percent in the West End participated in the election, compared with 44 percent of voters throughout the city.

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