Westford’s unofficial Presidential Primary results show two significantly different outcomes from the two major parties: a narrowly divided outcome and a runaway victory.
On the Republican side, Westford followed what appears to be the trend across the state as Donald Trump handily defeated the rest of the field with 1,560 votes (40.1%).
John Kasich came in second with 932 votes (23.9%) and Marco Rubio had just over half of Trump’s total with 880 votes (22.6%).
The only other candidate on the Republican side with more than 100 votes was Ted Cruz, who earned 322 (8.2%)
On the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders narrowly defeated Hillary Clinton among Westford voters, 2,389 to 2,124 with 58 votes scattered among other choices on the ballot.
In the only other contested races in the two major parties, Dennis Galvin received 3,139 votes (80.8%) from Westford residents in the First Middlesex GOP Committeeman Race and Shiela Harrington edged out Georjann McGaha 2,015 to 1,271 among Westford’s voters.
Galvin’s opponent, Jordan Gys, released a concession statement on Facebook just past 10 p.m. on Tuesday night.
Galvin also led the way among the over a dozen candidates in the non-contested GOP Town Committee race while Marilyn Frank was the top vote getter in the 12 candidates for the 35 seats on the Democratic Town Committee.
Ten ballots were cast in the Green Party Primary and 30 were cast for the empty United Independent Party Primary.
CORRECTION: Jim Arciero was the top vote getter in the Democratic Town Committee race, not Marilyn Frank.