Democrat Edward Markey beat out Republican Gabriel Gomez both among Wellesley and overall state voters Tuesday in the special election for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by John Kerry, now U.S. Secretary of State.
According to the unofficial results (there are very few handcounted ballots), Markey got 4,138 votes to Gomez’s 3,137 in Wellesley. Markey won all Wellesley precincts except for C (Upham, Cliff Estates, etc.), which has a history of Republicans ruling.
Statewide, Markey had 45% of the vote to Gomez’s 35%, and in Wellesley Markey had a slightly higher percentage.
Some 45% of registered Wellesley voters turned out for this election.