Voters in the district have selected their party's candidates. Democrats elected Katherine Clark in a close race in the primary election on Tuesday while Frank Addivinola earned a lopsided victory on the Republican side of the ballot.
The Associated Press called the race for Addivinola by about 9 p.m., as he topped the ticket with nearly 50 percent of the votes. Mike Stopa and Tom Tierney fell short in the Republican race, each managing about 26 percent of the total.
It took until about 9:30 p.m. for the Demoratic race to be called for Clark. The Melrose resident edged Peter Koutoujian as she earned about 30 percent of the Democratic votes. Karen Spilka, Carl Sciortino, and Will Brownsberger were next with about 15 percent each, according to the Associated Press.
When the Associated Press called the primary for Clark and Addivinola, 201 of 243 precincts had reported.
In Lexington voters were in sync with the rest of the district. Here is how the votes came down among Lexington voters (provided by the Lexington Town Clerk's office):
· William Brownsburger: 806 votes
· Katherine Clark: 1,515 votes
· Peter Koutoujian: 670 votes
· Martin Long: 34 votes
· Paul John Maisano: 38 votes
· Carl Sciortino: 749 votes
· Karen Spilka: 341 votes
· Frank Addivinola: 404 votes
· Michael Stopa: 106 votes
· Tom Tierney: 101 votes
Total voter turnout in Lexington was 21 percent of registered voters.