State Elections - Primary - September 19, 1978 Back to List

About This Election

The State Primary Election was held at the Peter Noyes School, Old Sudbury Road. The polls were open from 7:00 A.M. to 8 P.M. There were 2,524 votes cast. The precinct results were announced by the Precinct Clerks by 11:00 P.M.
SENATOR IN CONGRESS
Candidate NamePrecinct 1Precinct 2Precinct 3Precinct 4Total
DEMOCRATIC
ELAINE NOBLE32423952165
HOWARD PHILLIPS1712242578
KATHLEEN SULLIVAN ALIOTO26342927116
PAUL E. TSONGAS127158118154557
PAUL GUZZI771029185355
BLANKS81261541
Totals - DEMOCRATIC2873603073581312
REPUBLICAN
AVI NELSON144146150194634
EDWARD W. BROOKS120109119216564
BLANKS320611
SCATTERING00022
Totals - REPUBLICAN2672572694181211
GOVERNOR
Candidate NamePrecinct 1Precinct 2Precinct 3Precinct 4Total
DEMOCRATIC
BARBARA ACKERMAN1727162080
EDWARD J. KING97111137103448
MICHAEL S. DUKAKIS168217150229764
BLANKS554620
Totals - DEMOCRATIC2873603073581312
REPUBLICAN
EDWARD F. KING147110114148519
FRANCIS W. HATCH, JR.102127143241613
BLANKS1820122979
Totals - REPUBLICAN2672572694181211
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
Candidate NamePrecinct 1Precinct 2Precinct 3Precinct 4Total
DEMOCRATIC
THOMAS P. O'NEILL III206250217255928
BLANKS8111090103384
Totals - DEMOCRATIC2873603073581312
REPUBLICAN
PETER L. MCDOWELL998888122397
WILLIAM I. COWIN111115117200543
BLANKS57546496271
Totals - REPUBLICAN2672572694181211
ATTORNEY GENERAL
Candidate NamePrecinct 1Precinct 2Precinct 3Precinct 4Total
DEMOCRATIC
FRANCIS X. BELLOTTI195240195225855
BLANKS92120112133457
Totals - DEMOCRATIC2873603073581312
REPUBLICAN
WILLIAM F. WELD188178181310857
BLANKS797988108354
Totals - REPUBLICAN2672572694181211
SECRETARY
Candidate NamePrecinct 1Precinct 2Precinct 3Precinct 4Total
DEMOCRATIC
ANTHONY J. VIGLIOTTI7810732
DAVID E. CROSBY1321202074
JAMES W. HENNIGAN, JR.86111439
JOHN FULHAM1013141350
LOIS G. PINES146174142185647
MICHAEL JOSEPH CONNOLLY46544735182
WILLIAM JAMES GALVIN, JR.15342531105
BLANKS42503853183
Totals - DEMOCRATIC2873603073581312
REPUBLICAN
JOHN W. SEARS193184189330896
BLANKS74738088315
Totals - REPUBLICAN2672572694181211
TREASURER
Candidate NamePrecinct 1Precinct 2Precinct 3Precinct 4Total
DEMOCRATIC
DAYCE PHILIP MOORE7571534
LAWRENCE E. BLACKE1829241990
LAWRENCE S. DICARA92120114106432
PAUL R. CACCHIOTTI1716151765
ROBERT Q. CRANE9312076119408
THOMAS D. LOPES81416543
BLANKS52565577240
Totals - DEMOCRATIC2873603073581312
REPUBLICAN
LEWIS S. W. CRAMPTON190174175306845
BLANKS778394112366
Totals - REPUBLICAN2672572694181211
AUDITOR
Candidate NamePrecinct 1Precinct 2Precinct 3Precinct 4Total
DEMOCRATIC
PETER G. MEADE136173143165617
THADDEUS BUCZKO104128109122463
BLANKS47595571232
Totals - DEMOCRATIC2873603073581312
REPUBLICAN
WILLIAM A. CASEY187177171301836
BLANKS808098117375
Totals - REPUBLICAN2672572694181211
REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS (FOURTH DISTRICT)
Candidate NamePrecinct 1Precinct 2Precinct 3Precinct 4Total
DEMOCRATIC
NORMAN M. WALKER90769785348
ROBERT F. DRINAN186268198257909
BLANKS1116121655
Totals - DEMOCRATIC2873603073581312
REPUBLICAN
RAYMOND A. GASTONGUAY (WRITE IN)14981546
BLANKS2532482614031165
Totals - REPUBLICAN2672572694181211
COUNCILLOR (THIRD DISTRICT)
Candidate NamePrecinct 1Precinct 2Precinct 3Precinct 4Total
DEMOCRATIC
HERBERT L. CONNOLLY123134121139517
RAYMOND P. MCKEON68908472314
BLANKS96136102147481
Totals - DEMOCRATIC2873603073581312
REPUBLICAN
BLANKS2672572694181211
Totals - REPUBLICAN2672572694181211
SENATOR IN GENERAL COURT (MIDDLESEX & WORCESTER DISTRICT)
Candidate NamePrecinct 1Precinct 2Precinct 3Precinct 4Total
DEMOCRATIC
CHESTER G. ATKINS217267208260952
ROBERT C. BOWLER37425953191
BLANKS33514045169
Totals - DEMOCRATIC2873603073581312
REPUBLICAN
BLANKS2672572694181211
Totals - REPUBLICAN2672572694181211
REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT (THIRTEENTH MIDDLESEX DISTRICT)
Candidate NamePrecinct 1Precinct 2Precinct 3Precinct 4Total
DEMOCRATIC
DENNIS J. BERRY176195184198753
BLANKS111165123160559
Totals - DEMOCRATIC2873603073581312
REPUBLICAN
ANN C. GANNETT215200205355975
BLANKS52576361233
SCATTERING00123
Totals - REPUBLICAN2672572694181211
DISTRICT ATTORNEY (NORTHERN DISTRICT)
Candidate NamePrecinct 1Precinct 2Precinct 3Precinct 4Total
DEMOCRATIC
GUY A. CARBONE28374130136
JOHN J. DRONEY56777275280
L. SCOTT HARSHBARGER167176139181663
BLANKS36705572233
Totals - DEMOCRATIC2873603073581312
REPUBLICAN
GUY A. CARBONE (WRITE IN)902516
BLANKS2582552674131193
SCATTERING02002
Totals - REPUBLICAN2672572694181211
REGISTER OF PROBATE AND INSOLVENCY (MIDDLESEX COUNTY)
Candidate NamePrecinct 1Precinct 2Precinct 3Precinct 4Total
DEMOCRATIC
EDWARD J. BISHOP, JR.1630192994
FRANCIS X. DONAHUE2426241589
JOHN R. HARVEY2323152283
LEONARD F. DEACON DOYLE2218252590
PAUL J. CAVANAUGH76948992351
RALPH R. HOGAN127121142
BLANKS114162123164563
Totals - DEMOCRATIC2873603073581312
REPUBLICAN
JAMES MATTHEW VENEZIANO (WRITE IN)421613
BLANKS2632552684121198
Totals - REPUBLICAN2672572694181211
COUNTY COMMISSIONER (MIDDLESEX COUNTY)
Candidate NamePrecinct 1Precinct 2Precinct 3Precinct 4Total
DEMOCRATIC
BERNARD J. HENNESSY173162154161650
JOHN L. DANEHY25432933130
MICHAEL T. CUNNINGHAM2022251885
WILLIAM C. CHISHOLM, JR.1324142475
BLANKS5610985122372
Totals - DEMOCRATIC2873603073581312
REPUBLICAN
JOAN RHINES NEEDLEMAN (WRITE IN)30407
BLANKS2642572654181204
Totals - REPUBLICAN2672572694181211
COUNTY TREASURER (MIDDLESEX COUNTY)
Candidate NamePrecinct 1Precinct 2Precinct 3Precinct 4Total
DEMOCRATIC
CHARLES A. GALLAGHER1419192274
DONALD A. FANTINI41593436170
JAMES F. BRENNAN1923171776
JOHN J. TWOMEY32354753167
RICHARD D. MAHONEY1915162070
ROCCO J. ANTONELLI26333029118
THOMAS F. COUGHLIN32303436132
BLANKS104146110144504
SCATTERING00011
Totals - DEMOCRATIC2873603073581312
REPUBLICAN
BLANKS2672572694181211
Totals - REPUBLICAN2672572694181211

AMERICAN BALLOT: American Party ballots were furnished by the State Secretary's Office and were available at the polls on September 19, 1978. However, no candidates' names appeared printed on the ballot, and there were no votes cast in the American Party at the Primary in Precincts 2, 3 and 4. There was one blank ballot cast in Precinct 1.

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