Primary Day: Cape Cod Voters Head to the Polls

HYANNIS – Cape Cod voters have a couple of local contested primary races in today’s election, in addition to several statewide contests.

In the 1st Barnstable District, Democrats Joshua Mason and Steven Leibowitz are vying for their party’s nomination.

The winner will take on Republican incumbent State Representative Tim Whelan in November.

Fifth Barnstable Republican incumbent State Representative Randy Hunt faces a primary challenge from fellow Republican Ron Beaty.

The winner of that race will face Democrat Jack Stanton, who is running unopposed.

In the Plymouth-Barnstable State Senate District, Stephen Michael Palmer and Deborah Rudolf are competing for the Democratic nomination. The winner will face Republican incumbent Vinny deMacedo.

Cape and Islands State Senator Julian Cyr, a Democrat, will face Republican challenger John Flores in November. Neither candidate has a primary challenge.

Ninth District Congressman William Keating faces a primary challenge from Bill Cimbrelo of Osterville.

Peter Tedeschi is the only Republican running in that race and will face either Keating or Cimbrelo in November.

For U.S. Senate, John Kingston, Geoff Diehl and Beth Lindstrom are running in the Republican primary, with the winner facing incumbent Democrat Elizabeth Warren this fall.

Governor Charlie Baker is facing a challenge in the Republican primary today from Springfield Pastor Scott Lively.

For the Democrats, Jay Gonzalez and Bob Massie are seeking their party’s nomination for governor.

Quentin Palfrey and Jimmy Tingle are running as Democrats for lieutenant governor.

Republican Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito is running unopposed.

Longtime incumbent Democratic Secretary of State William Galvin is challenged in the primary from Josh Zakim.

For attorney general, James McMahon of Bourne and Daniel Shores are running for the Republican nomination, with the winner facing incumbent Maura Healey.

On Cape Cod, Democratic 4th Barnstable State Representative Sarah Peake, Republican 3rd Barnstable State Representative David Vieira and Democratic Barnstable/Dukes Nantucket State Representative Dylan Fernandes have no primary races and no challengers in the general election.

Second Barnstable Republican State Representative Will Crocker will face a challenge in November from Democrat Paul Cusack.

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