According to Town Clerk Joyce Bradshaw, 10,607 voters participated in the November election in North Andover.
GOVERNOR – BAKER OVER COAKLEY
Republican Charlie Baker won North Andover by 3,098 votes on Election Day with 63.05% of the vote (6,643 votes) to Democrat Martha Coakley’s 33.65% (3,545 votes). Baker won statewide.
ATTORNEY GENERAL – MILLER
The vote totals were a lot closer in the Attorney General’s race with Republican John Miller defeating Democrat Maura Healey 51% to 49%. Miller garnered 5,212 votes in North Andover to Healey’s 4,975. Healey won the statewide election.
CONGRESS – TISEI
The congressional numbers in North Andover were extremely curious as Republican Richard Tisei only defeated Democrat Seth Moulten by 14 votes. Tisei won 48.41% to Moulten’s 48.28%. Tisei’s total was 5,032 votes to Moulten’s 5,018 votes. Moulten won the Congressional race districtwide.
STATE SENATE – TOOHEY
Republican Shawn Toohey also won North Andover over Democrat incumbent Kathleen O’Connor Ives 52% to 48%. Toohey had 2,620 votes to Senator Ives 2,418 votes. Senator Ives won the election districtwide.
STATE REP – SMEDILE
In the hotly contested State Rep. race, the North Andover voters chose Republican Rosemary Smedile over State Rep. Diana DiZoglio 57% to 42%. Smedile had 3,492 votes to DiZoglio’s 2,573 votes. DiZoglio won the election districtwide.
SECRETRY OF STATE – GALVIN
Incumbent Secretary of State Bill Galvin was the only Democrat who won North Andover. Galvin defeated Republican candidate David D’Archangelo 58% to 39%. Galvin garnered 5,920 votes to D’Archangelo’s 4,024 votes. Galvin won the statewide election.
STATE TREASURER – HEFFERNAN
Republican challenger Mike Heffernan beat Democrat Deb Goldberg in North Andover 54% to 42%. Heffernan received 5,413 votes to Goldberg’s 4,283 votes. Goldberg won the statewide race.
REGISTER OF PROBATE – MORALES
Republican challenger Mike Morales beat Democrat Pam Casey O’Brien in North Andover 55% to 44% garnering 5,394 votes to O’Brien’s 4,273 votes. O’Brien won the district.
STATE AUDITOR – ST. AUBIN
Challenger Patricia St. Aubin, the Republican, defeated incumbent Democrat State Auditor Suzanne Bump in North Andover 52% to 45%. St. Aubin got 5,068 votes to Bump’s 4,390 votes. Suzanne Bump won the seat statewide.
State Rep. Jim Lyons and Sate Senator Bruce Tarr were both unopposed on Election Day. Lyons got 98.61% of the vote with 1.39% blanks. Tarr received 98.99% of the vote with 1.01% blanks.
DA – BLANK VOTES FOR BLODGETT
Incumbent District Attorney for Essex County, Jonathan Blodgett ran unopposed but nearly 50% of the North Andover voters left voted for Blodgett who is a Democrat. Blodgett received 6,975 with 3,632 blanks.
QUESTION #1: ROLLING BACK THE GAS TAX
North Andover voters chose YES on Question 1, 61%, to the NO votes at 39%. YES won statewide.
QUESTION #2: EXPANDING THE BOTTLE BILL
NO won 83.28% to YES 16.72%. NO won statewide.
QUESTION 3: A BAN ON CASINOS
NO won North Andover 60.14% to 39.86%. NO won statewide.
QUESTION #4: FORCING EMPLOYERS TO OFFER SICK TIME
NO won North Andover 51.57% to YES 48.43%. YES won statewide.
ANALYSIS – THE NUMBERS
It is interesting to note that while North Andover is a predominantly Republican town, three Democrats defied the numbers and either won or lost by a much smaller margin in town than expected.
In the State Rep. race between Republican Selectman Rosemary Smedile and Incumbent Democrat Diana DiZoglio, Smedile may have won the town by 57% but, when you compare the margin she won by to the 63% margin won by Republican candidate for Governor Charlie Baker (who endorsed Smedile), it shows that many Baker supporters voted for DiZoglio.
In the State Senate race between Republican Shawn Toohey and Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives, Toohey won 52% compared to Baker’s 63%, meaning an even larger portion of Baker voters who supported DiZoglio for State Rep., chose Democrat Ives over the Republican Toohey.