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These are the candidates so far in major 2022 Massachusetts elections

An updating list of the declared candidates in this year's races for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, and Suffolk County District Attorney.

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Massachusetts voters will have some big decisions to make this year.

There are several open races on the statewide ballot, including for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, and state auditor.

Secretary of State William Galvin is also facing a Democratic challenger, Tanisha Sullivan. Republican Rayla Campbell is seeking her party’s nomination in that race.

In Suffolk County, voters will see a race to select their next district attorney, after Rachael Rollins vacated the seat to serve as the U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts earlier this year.

For updates on these races, read our live blog.

Here’s a running list of candidates in each contested race so far:

Candidates for governor

Democrats

Candidates Ben Downing, a former state senator, and Danielle Allen, a Harvard professor, have suspended their campaigns.

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Republicans

Candidates for lieutenant governor

Democrats

Republicans

Candidates for attorney general

Democrats

Republicans

  • Jay McMahon, trial attorney and Republican 2018 nominee for attorney general

Candidates for secretary of state

Democrats

Republicans

Candidates for state auditor

Democrats

  • Chris Dempsey, transportation advocate and a former leader of No Boston Olympics
  • Diana DiZoglio, state senator for the First Essex district

Republicans

  • Anthony Amore, director of security and chief investigator at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Candidates for Suffolk County district attorney

Democrats

Republicans

No Republicans have declared their candidacy in this race.

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