Beaty, Zawadzkas, Chapman, Coakley Among Winners on Primary Night

Ron Beaty of West Barnstable, a self-described Tea Party Activist who led an effort last spring for Cape towns to withdraw from the Cape Cod Commission, won the Republican primary and will face State Senator Dan Wolf in the general election.

Ron Beaty of West Barnstable, a self-described Tea Party Activist who led an effort last spring for Cape towns to withdraw from the Cape Cod Commission, won the Republican primary and will face State Senator Dan Wolf in the general election.

BARNSTABLE – The big local winners on in the Primary Election on Cape Cod were Republican Ron Beaty of West Barnstable, who will face off against State Senator Dan Wolf in the General Election; Democrat Elisa Zawadzkas of Dennis who will face off against Republican Tim Whelan for the First Barnstable state representative seat, and Republican John Chapman of Chatham, who will face off against US Congressman William Keating.

In the Governor’s race, Martha Coakley was the winner of the Democratic Primary with 42% of the vote, and Steve Grossman has conceded the race with 37% of the vote. Don Berwick received 21% of the vote.

On the Republican side, Charlie Baker was the winner with 74% over Mark Fisher with 26%

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In the First Barnstable District race to replace retiring Representative Cleon Turner, with all precincts in, Elisa Zawadzkas has won over Ian Ryan and Alex Morash. Zawadzkas will face Republican Tim Whelan in the general election in November.

The totals are Zawadzkas with 2,823 votes, Ryan with 1,192 votes and Morash with 820 votes.

The First Barnstable District includes all of the Town of Dennis and precincts in Brewster, Yarmouth and Barnstable.

In the Town of Dennis, Elisa Zawadzkas received 1,006 votes to Ian Ryan’s 498 and Alex Morash’s 208.

In the Town of Yarmouth’s precincts 1, 2, 3, and 7, Zawadzkas received 922 votes, Ryan received 442 and Morash received 466.

Elisa Zawadzkas

Elisa Zawadzkas

In Precinct One in the Town of Barnstable, Elisa Zawadzkas received 303 votes, Ian Ryan received 75 votes and Alex Morash received 63 votes.

In precincts 1 and 2 in the Town of Brewster, for the First Barnstable District, Zawadzkas received 592 votes, Ryan received 177 votes and Morash received 83 votes.

In the Ninth Congressional District, John Chapman was declared the winner with approximately 9,293 votes and an approximate 600 vote lead over Mark Alliegro who had 8,685 votes, with Dan Shores and Vincent Cogliano Jr. coming in third and fourth, respectively.

Alliegro did not concede the election on primary night because of the closeness of the race.

In the Republican primary for the Cape & Islands District, Ron Beaty of Barnstable, who calls himself “The Tea Party candidate,” has prevailed over Alan Waters of Mashpee by a vote of 5,389 to 4,144.

Beaty’s victory was secured by wins in the Mid-Cape towns with the largest populations in the district. Beaty won in his hometown of Barnstable by a vote of 1,576 to 1,192. In Yarmouth, he was ahead of Waters by a vote of 1,041 to 518. In Dennis, the tallies were Beaty 690 to Waters 361.

He also won handily in the Lower Cape towns of Harwich (459-326), Chatham (297-290), Brewster (328-264) and Orleans (250-153). In the Outer Cape, Beaty won in Eastham (147-145), Wellfleet (59-33), Truro 36-21) and Provincetown (12-4).

John Chapman

John Chapman

Beaty received more votes in all 12 Cape towns for the seat. The towns of Falmouth, Bourne and Sandwich are in a different senate district. The seat also encompasses the six towns on Martha’s Vineyard as well as Nantucket and the tiny town on Gosnold on Cuttyhunk, where he received two out of the three votes cast.

Waters got more votes in his hometown of Mashpee by a vote of 620 to 201.

Beaty will face State Senator Dan Wolf (D-Harwich) in the general election.