Republican Frank Addivinola and Democrat Katherine Clark won the Mass. 5th Congressional primaries on Tuesday.
Addivinola, a Boston attorney, bested Republican challengers Michael Stopa and Tom Tierney, according to the Boston Herald. In Malden, Addivinola defeated Stopa, a Holliston resident and Harvard scientist, by more than a 2-to-1 margin, capturing 207 votes to Stopa's 101. Tierney, a veteran from Framingham, finished third in Malden with 89 votes.
Meanwhile, Clark, a state senator from Melrose, knocked off fellow Democrat and Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian, according to the Herald. In Malden, Clark easily defeated Koutoujian, garnering 2,370 votes compared with Koutoujian's 622. Medford State Rep. Carl Sciorinto, Jr. finished in third in Malden with 389 votes.
Addivinola and Clark will square off in a Dec. 10 special election to see who will fill the vacated seat left by former Congressman Edward Markey after he was elected as a U.S. Senator in June. The Senate seat came available after John Kerry left to become the U.S. Secretary of State for the Obama Administration earlier in the year.
Voter turnout was low in Malden, as only 4,123 of 29,137 (14.2 percent) registered voters participated in the primaries. The voting was slow going throughout the day, as 5.6 percent of registered voters had voted by 1 p.m. and 11.8 percent by 6 p.m., according to Carol Ann Desiderio, assistant registrar of voters for the City Clerk's Office.
For complete voting results in Malden, see the attached PDF.