Berwick tops Grossman among area Democratic delegates

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UPDATED, June 16: State Treasurer Steve Grossman took the Democratic race for governor at the state party’s convention Saturday, June 14, over Martha Coakley and Don Berwick, but the latter candidate topped the ticket among votes by delegates in the Fourth Middlesex District.

The former federal health-care executive received 43 votes, to 39 for Grossman and 36 for Coakley, the state attorney general in the district. Coakley has held a substantial lead in public opinion polls.

Statewide percentages showed Grossman received 35.2, Coakley 23.3, Berwick 22.1, Juliet Kayyem 12.1 percent and Joe Avellone 7, The Boston Globe reported. The top three had more than 15 percent, the number needed to be on the ballot.

Here are unofficial Fourth Middlesex numbers reported by Paul Schlichtman:

Governor: Berwick, 43; Grossman, 39; Coakley, 36; Kayyem and Avellone, both 5.

Lieutenant governor: Steve Kerrigan, 57; Mike Lake, 49; Leland Cheung, 17; James Arena-DeRosa, 5.

Attorney general: Maura Healey, 68; Warren Tolman, 59.

Treasurer: Tom Conroy 81; Barry Feingold, 25; and Deborah Goldberg, 21.

The numbers for Arlington for gubernatorial candidates were Berwick, 18; Coakley, 18; Grossman, 6, Kayyem, 2, and Avellone, 0.

For others in Arlington:

Lieutenant governor: Kerrigan, 28; Lake, 10; Cheung, 4; Arena-DeRosa, 2

Attorney general: Healey, 33; Tolman, 11

Treasurer: Conroy, 35; Feingold, 7; Goldberg, 2.

Coolidge said June 16 that Arlington has 48 delegates (36 elected plus seven ex-officio and five add-ons), with only two absent (one of the add-ons and one elected official).


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This story was published Sunday, June 15, 2014, and updated the next day.