Election results: Hennigan wins clerk race

September 7, 2012
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The Sept. 6 primary election results have been counted, and in the most contentious local race, the incumbent retained the seat.

Robert Dello Russo was attempting to unseat Jamaica Plain resident Maura Hennigan for the clerk of the criminal division of the Suffolk County Superior Court. But Hennigan garnered 63 percent of the vote, or 19,195 votes, while Dello Russo collected 37 percent, according to the unofficial results from the City’s website.

Hennigan, a Democrat, will not face a challenger on the ballot in the general election.

Another contested race was Democratic state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz (2nd Suffolk District) battling Roy Owens. Chang-Díaz nabbed 83 percent of the vote, or 8,875 votes, to Owens’ 17 percent.

Chang-Díaz will also not face a challenger in the general election.

On the federal level, two Republican challengers battled it out for the opportunity to face Democrat U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch (8th District) in the general election.

Joe Selvaggi collected 83 percent of the vote, or 808 votes, while Matias Temperley took 16 percent of the vote.

There were two contested local races for Governor’s Council, which confirms judicial appointments, among other duties. Democrat Brian Clinton garnered 62 percent of the vote, beating out three other challengers. He will face Republican Earl Sholley in the general election for the District 2 seat.

Democrat Christopher Iannella, a JP resident, cruised to victory with 82 percent of the vote to beat his opponent for the District 4 seat. He will not face a challenger in the general election.

  • justaguy

    another 6 years of walking the Dog. good luck in the courts