Which Way Did Medfield Vote?

Medfield went against the state norm and voted Republican in the Commonwealth's two biggest races.

This story was updated on Nov. 7 to reflect the final official election results as tabulated by the Medfield Town Clerk's office. 

While Barack Obama overwhelmingly won the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' 11 electoral votes, he did not win the majority of Medfield's votes. 

In Medfield, Mitt Romney took 3,864 votes over Obama's 3,448.  

In addition, Elizabeth Warren won the U.S. Senate seat statewide, incumbent Scott Brown won Medfield's vote with 4,569 for Brown and 2,832 for Warren.

The closest race in Medfield was that of Representative for the Fourth Congressional District.

By a narrow margin of just 38 votes, Medfield helped put Joseph P. Kennedy III into the seat with 3,579 votes over Sean Bielat's 3,541 votes.

Other Medfield results included: 

  • Councillor, Second District: Earl Sholley (3,482) over Robert Jubinville (2,760)
  • Senator, Bristol and Norfolk District: James Timilty (3,818) over Jeffrey Robert Bailey (2,908)
  • Representative, 12th Norfolk District: Denise Garlick, uncontested
  • Representative, 9th Norfolk District: Daniel B. Winslow, uncontested
  • Clerk of Courts: Walter F. Timilty, Jr, uncontested
  • Register of Deeds: William P. O'Donnell, uncontested
  • County Commissioners: John M. Gillis and Francis W. O'Brien 

Medfield passed two of the three ballot questions, including: 

  • Question 1, Right to Repair: Yes (5,738) No (798)
  • Question 2, Prescription of Life-Ending Medication: Yes (3,443) No (3,693)
  • Question 3, Medical Marijuana: Yes (4,063) No (3,081)
  • Question 4 (precincts 1 and 2 only), Corporations as human beings, limits on political contributions and spending: Yes (2,129) No (788) 

For the Town Clerk's official results, click here.

For a complete look at Medfield Patch's coverage of Tuesday's election, click here.

A Clark November 07, 2012 at 02:41 PM
I wish President Obama well but I am proud of the voters of Medfield who voted in the majority for Gov. Romney and Scott Brown.
JT November 08, 2012 at 01:48 AM
I was depressed this morning but my faith is restored based on these results.


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