Other races on tap Tuesday include several contests for open seats.
Salem Democrat and City Council president Joan B. Lovely and Beverly Republican Richard A. Jolitz are competing in the Second Essex Senate district for the seat of retiring Salem Democrat Frederick E. Berry of Peabody. Lovely, who won a four-way primary, is strongly favored.
In the Third Middlesex Senate district, former state senator Michael J. Barrett, a Lexington Democrat, and Sandi Martinez, a Chelmsford Republican, are squaring off for the seat of retiring Lincoln Democrat Susan C. Fargo.
Lawrence City Council president Frank A. Moran, a Democrat, and unenrolled candidate Kevin M. Cuff of Andover are contending for Adams’s 17th Essex House seat.
In some of the other races featuring challenges to incumbents, state Representative Colleen M. Garry, a Dracut Democrat, is opposed by Cathy Richardson, a Republican and chairwoman of the Dracut Board of Selectmen, in the 36th Middlesex district.
State Representative Marcos A. Devers, a Lawrence Democrat, is squaring off against former state representative Jose L. Santiago of Lawrence, who is unenrolled.
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