General election results

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Town by town results

Unofficial results of the special election held in Massachusetts on Dec. 10, 2013. Winner declared by the Associated Press is marked with a Winner.
Seat held by: Seat has been vacant since Edward Markey was elected to the US Senate earlier this year.


City or town
Precincts
reporting
Frank
Addivinola
(GOP)
James
Aulenti
(Ind)
Winner Katherine
Clark
(Dem)
James
Hall
(NPA)
Turnout
Arlington 21 of 21 1,131 (20%) 66 (1%) 4,297 (77%) 111 (2%) 19%
Ashland 5 of 5 438 (44%) 18 (2%) 541 (54%) 1 (0%) 9%
Belmont 8 of 8 774 (28%) 35 (1%) 1,918 (70%) 23 (1%) 15%
Cambridge 17 of 17 247 (6%) 39 (1%) 3,964 (93%) 29 (1%) 12%
Framingham 18 of 18 1,370 (34%) 73 (2%) 2,559 (64%) 6 (0%) 11%
Holliston 4 of 4 488 (42%) 18 (2%) 663 (56%) 6 (1%) 12%
Lexington 9 of 9 744 (20%) 36 (1%) 2,951 (79%) 19 (1%) 17%
Lincoln 2 of 2 139 (19%) 8 (1%) 590 (80%) 4 (1%) 17%
Malden 16 of 16 870 (28%) 28 (1%) 2,181 (70%) 21 (1%) 11%
Medford 16 of 16 1,282 (33%) 58 (1%) 2,520 (65%) 38 (1%) 11%
Melrose 14 of 14 1,135 (30%) 26 (1%) 2,640 (69%) 9 (0%) 20%
Natick 10 of 10 860 (37%) 62 (3%) 1,375 (60%) 7 (0%) 10%
Revere 21 of 21 786 (40%) 39 (2%) 1,128 (57%) 20 (1%) 8%
Sherborn 1 of 1 162 (35%) 12 (3%) 284 (62%) 0 (0%) 15%
Southborough 3 of 3 296 (48%) 11 (2%) 313 (50%) 2 (0%) 9%
Stoneham 7 of 7 791 (45%) 15 (1%) 934 (53%) 7 (0%) 11%
Sudbury 5 of 5 445 (34%) 21 (2%) 834 (64%) 6 (0%) 11%
Waltham 18 of 18 1,137 (39%) 55 (2%) 1,668 (58%) 20 (1%) 8%
Watertown 12 of 12 633 (27%) 35 (2%) 1,638 (71%) 8 (0%) 10%
Wayland 4 of 4 348 (28%) 24 (2%) 866 (70%) 7 (1%) 13%
Weston 4 of 4 348 (39%) 18 (2%) 525 (59%) 2 (0%) 11%
Winchester 8 of 8 2,904 (40%) 266 (4%) 3,950 (55%) 85 (1%) 48%
Winthrop 6 of 6 644 (49%) 7 (1%) 672 (51%) 0 (0%) 11%
Woburn 14 of 14 1,347 (53%) 24 (1%) 1,161 (45%) 21 (1%) 11%
Total 243 of 243 19,319 (32%) 994 (2%) 40,172 (66%) 452 (1%) 13%

About the candidates

DEMOCRAT

Katherine Clark, 50, of Melrose, is a state senator representing Malden, Melrose, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield, and half of Winchester. She was first elected to the state senate in 2010, having previously served three years as a state representative. She is a former head of the Melrose School Committee. Before her political career she worked as an attorney, clerked for a federal judge, and was general counsel for the state Office of Child Care Services.

REPUBLICAN

Frank Addivinola, 53, is an attorney and the author and publisher of medical school admission-prep books. He is a resident of Boston, which is not part of the 5th District, though congressmen are not required to live in the districts they represent. In September, he was a candidate for city councillor-at-large in Boston, but finished 18th of 19 candidates and did not advance to the final. In 2010, he was a candidate for State Senate, losing to a Democratic incumbent by a 3-1 margin. He ran in last year's 5th District Republican primary, but lost.

INDEPENDENTS

James Aulenti, 58, is a financial consultant. He lives in Wellesley, which is not part of the 5th District, though congressmen are not required to live in the districts they represent. After earning a master's degree, he taught health at the high school and college levels. Since 1981, he has been a self-employed financial adviser.

James Hall, 65, of Arlington is an attorney specializing in labor and employment law. He is running as a member of the Justice Peace Security party. He is a graduate of Harvard and New York University School of Law, and a former Arlington Town Meeting member. In 2002, he challenged long-time incumbent Edward Markey, now a senator, in a Democratic primary for what at the time was the 7th District US House seat, but won only 15 percent of the vote.