These 18 General Assembly races will be over tomorrow nightSeptember 10th, 2012 at 12:51 pm by Ted Nesi under Nesi's Notes, On the Main Site
That’s because there are 18 state legislative districts with a primary contest but no general-election race. These are all places where more than one Democrat filed to run in the primary, but no Republican or third-party candidate filed to run against the winning Dem in November.
Put another way, voters in these 18 districts have a choice on Sept. 11 but not on Nov. 6; barring a highly improbable victorious write-in campaign, the winner of tomorrow’s primary will be these districts’ next lawmaker.
Between the 18 primary-only districts and the 30 districts with no competition at all, nearly half of the General Assembly’s membership for the 2013-14 term will be known on Wednesday morning – 48 of 113 seats.
After the jump, a look at which districts have contested primary elections but uncontested general elections. Incumbents are in bold. If the current lawmaker isn’t in the primary, I put the name in brackets.
- District 2 (D): Chris Blazejewski vs. Dirk Hennessey
- District 6 (D): Raymond Hull vs. Peter Wasylyk
- District 8 (D): Michael Tarro vs. Libby Kimzey vs. John Lombardi
- District 12 (D): Leo Medina vs. Joseph Almeida
- District 16 (D): Peter Palumbo vs. Michelle Bergin
- District 45 (D): Rene Menard vs. Mia Ackerman
- District 50 (D): Jon Brien vs. Stephen Casey
- District 52 (D): Karen MacBeth vs. Augustus Uht
- District 56 (D): Agostinho Silva vs. Joseph Faria
- District 58 (D): William San Bento Jr. vs. Carlos Tobon
- District 59 (D): J. Patrick O’Neill vs. John Arcaro
- District 73 (D): Marvin Abney vs. David Carlin [Jackson]
- District 3 (D): Maryellen Butke vs. Gayle Goldin [Perry]
- District 5 (D): Paul Jabour vs. Maura Kelly
- District 14 (D): Daniel DaPonte vs. Roberto DaSilva
- District 24 (D): Marc Cote vs. Lewis Pryeor
- District 25 (D): Frank Lombardo vs. Nicole Amelia Acciardo
- District 29 (D): Michael McCaffrey vs. Laura Pisaturo
Don’t forget: polls close at 8 p.m. Tuesday and you need ID. Find your new polling place here.
• Related: 35 Dem, 5 Republican primaries for General Assembly this year (July 26)