2006 Election Results

November 15, 2006

The Dems in the 1EM made a real impact in this election. Boxford, which in 2002 was literally the Reddest Town in the state (highest % vote for Mitt Romney), saw its Democratic vote increased by 54% in this election over 2002’s. In fact, all the towns in the district saw dramatic increases — the district’s Dem vote overall increased by 50%.

Elsewhere in the 1EM, the district as a whole went for Deval, winning the plurality in seven towns. In 2002, not only did the Senate District go for Romney but so did all 16 towns.

 

2006

 

2002

 

Patrick

Healey

% Dem vote increase ’06 over ’02

O’Brien

Romney

Boxford

1,459

2,103

54%

947

2,768

Essex

799

761

44%

556

989

Georgetown

1,478

1,593

45%

1,022

1,944

Gloucester

6,493

4,270

31%

4,948

5,470

Groveland

1,280

1,356

48%

866

1,622

Hamilton

1,637

1,662

63%

1,002

2,378

Ipswich

3,139

2,581

43%

2,192

3,431

Manchester

1,315

1,184

54%

853

1,724

Middleton

1,379

1,688

66%

833

1,894

Newbury

1,657

1,347

49%

1,109

1,894

North Reading

2,573

2,995

26%

2,049

4,079

Rockport

2,099

1,296

27%

1,658

1,904

Rowley

1,022

1,218

43%

716

1,533

Wenham

768

904

53%

503

1,256

West Newbury

1,007

921

55%

649

1,282

Wilmington

3,857

4,038

30%

2,958

5,041

1EM Total

34,300

29,917

50%

22,872

39,209