Election Results: Stephen Murphy Wins Democratic Nomination for Register of Deeds

Former Boston City Councilor Stephen Murphy won the Democratic nomination for the vacant Register of Deeds position against a deep field of seven candidates in Thursday’s primary election. Murphy will now face three nonparty-affiliated candidates in November.

Murphy, who last year lost his longtime city council seat, seems to now have the inside track to being elected Suffolk County’s Register of Deeds. He will face Joseph Donnelly, Jr., Margherita Ciampa-Coyne and John Keith in November.

Murphy nabbed 30 percent (9,696) of the vote. Katie Forde came in second with 27 percent (8,558) of votes. Stephanie Everett came in third, followed by Jeffrey Michael Ross, Doug Bennet, Paul Nutting, Jr. and then Michael Mackan.

State Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz (D-2nd Suffolk) easily defeated Democratic challenger Roy Owens. Chang-Diaz received 79 percent of the vote and Owens received 20 percent. She is unopposed in November’s election.

Incumbent State Rep. Liz Malia (D-Jamaica Plain) also easily defeated challenger Charles Clemons, Jr. in the 11th Suffolk District race. Malia received 70 percent of the vote to Clemons 28 percent. Malia will face Stephen Bedell of the New Progressive Leadership party in November.

State Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez (D-Boston) was unopposed in the primary and took home 98 percent of votes. He is unopposed in the November election.

Suffolk County Sheriff Steven Tompkins retained his position by defeating Alexander Rhalimi, with Tompkins getting 78 percent and Rhalimi took home 20 percent. Tompkins is unopposed in the November election.

Congressmen Stephen Lynch, D-8th, and Mike Capuano, D-7th, were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Lynch will face Republican challenger William Burke. To provide context of the challenge Burke faces, Lynch received 96 percent of Democratic votes, or 8,178, and Burke received 95 percent of Republican votes, or a mere 505 votes.

Incumbent Democratic Governor’s Councilor Chris Iannella, Jr. of Jamaica Plain retained his District 4 seat, defeating Democratic challenger Stephen Flynn. Inanella received 72 percent of the vote and Flynn received 26 percent.

All results are unofficial and provided by the City of Boston’s Elections Department.