Candidates Running for State Office in Somerville This Fall
We also looked at countywide offices. All three of Somerville's state representatives will face an opponent. The city's state senator is running unopposed. At the county level, the race for register of deeds has the most candidates.
Towns and cities in Massachusetts will elect state representatives and senators, in addition to other office holders, during the general election on Nov. 6.
Party-affiliated candidates for state and federal office had until May 8 to submit signatures in order to appear on the ballot, and local election offices had until Tuesday to certify those signatures. (There are different deadlines for different offices. See the state's election schedule here.)
Somerville Patch visited the Somerville election office and contacted the state election office to determine who will be on the ballot this fall.
The state election office is currently working to make an official list of candidates, which will be released in late June or early July. Based on information from the election offices, below is a list of candidates who are running this fall to represent Somerville. All candidates are Democrats unless otherwise noted.
State Senate, 2nd Middlesex
- Patricia Jehlen, incumbent, of Somerville, running unopposed
Due to redistricting, beginning in 2012 Jehlen, a Somerville resident, will represent the entire city of Somerville in addition to much of Medford, part of western Cambridge and part of Winchester.
Sen. Sal DiDomenico, who currently represents two precincts in East Somerville, will no longer represent the city. He is also running unopposed.
State Representative, 27th Middlesex
- Denise Provost, incumbent, of Somerville
- Harry Kortikere, of Somerville
State Representative, 34th Middlesex
- Carl Sciortino, incumbent, of Medford
- David Rajczewski, of Medford, running as a Republican
State Representative, 26th Middlesex
- Timothy Toomey, incumbent, of Cambridge
- Thomas Vasconcelos, of Somerville, running as a Republican
- Mike Connolly, of Cambridge, unenrolled, will run as a Progressive/Independent
Register of Deeds, Southern Middlesex
- Thomas Concannon, Jr., of Newton
- Frank Ciano, of Arlington
- Robert B. Antonelli, of Somerville
- Maryann Heuston, of Somerville
- Maria Curtatone, of Somerville
- Tiziano Doto, of Wakefield
Middlesex County Sheriff
- Peter Koutoujian, incumbent, or Waltham
- Ernesto Petrone, of Everett, unenrolled
Middlesex County Clerk of Courts
- Michael Sullivan, of Cambridge