Thursday, November 4, 2010

TODAY'S UPDATE: MA Public Policy Question Election Results - November 2010


Public Policy Question Election Results - November 2010

Allow physician-approved medical marijuana


“Shall the State Representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would allow patients, with their doctor's written recommendation, to possess, grow, and purchase marijuana for medical use?” (DPFMA)

2nd Bristol Rep. District, Rep. Bill Bowles (D)
Town
No
Yes
Total Votes
Yes %
Attleboro
4,256
6,560
10,816
60.6
Total
4,256
6,560
10,816
60.6

14th Bristol Rep. District, Rep. Elizabeth Porrier (R)
Town
No
Yes
Total Votes
Yes %
Attleboro
512
739
1,251
59.1%
Mansfield
995
1,559
2,554
61.0%
North Attleborough
3,689
5,745
9,434
60.9%
Norton
593
909
1,502
60.5%
Total
5,196
8,043
13,239
60.8%

1st Hampden State Representative District Rep. Todd Smola (R)
Town
No
Yes
Total Votes
Yes %
Brimfield
668
822
1,490
55.2%
Holland
347
548
895
61.2%
Palmer
2,267
2,116
4,383
48.3%
Sturbridge
1,568
2,107
3,675
57.3%
Wales
250
426
676
63.0%
Ware
921
1,099
2,020
54.4%
Warren
645
876
1,521
57.6%
Total
6,666
7,994
14,660
54.5%

9th Norfolk Rep. District, Rep. Richard Ross (R)
Town
No
Yes
Total Votes
Yes %
Medfield
1,124
1,344
2,468
54.5%
Millis
373
661
1,034
63.9%
Norfolk
1,588
2,516
4,104
61.3%
Plainville
1,167
1,835
3,002
61.1%
Walpole
376
520
896
58.0%
Wrentham
1,723
2,684
4,407
60.9%
Total
5,975
9,040
15,015
60.2%

13th Worcester Rep. District, Rep. Robert Spellane (D)
Town
No
Yes
Total Votes
Yes %
Paxton
850
1,017
1,867
54.5%
Worcester
4,262
6,257
10,519
59.5%
Total
5,112
7,274
12,386
58.7%


18th Worcester Rep. District, Rep. Jennifer Callahan (D)
Town
No
Yes
Total Votes
Yes %
Bellingham
2,160
3,645
5,805
62.8%
Blackstone
1,067
1,867
2,934
63.6%
Millville
377
676
1,053
64.2%
Sutton
1051
1645
2,696
61.0%
Uxbridge
1,414
2,163
3,577
60.5%
Total
5,018
8,351
13,369
62.5%

Allow physician-approved medical marijuana

“Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would allow patients with their doctor’s recommendation, or such patient’s registered caregiver, to possess and grow marijuana for the patient’s medical use?" (Masscann/NORML)

2nd Plymouth State Rep. District, Rep. Susan Gifford (R)
Town
No
Yes
Total Votes
Yes %
Bourne
1,548
1,921
3,469
55.4%
Carver
1,946
2,316
4,262
54.3%
Wareham
3,302
3,993
7,295
54.7%
Total
6,796
8,230
15,026
54.8%
Bourne
1,548
1,921
3,469
55.4%
Carver
1,946
2,316
4,262
54.3%
Wareham
3,302
3,993
7,295
54.7%

3rd Plymouth State Rep. District, Rep. Garrett Bradley (D)
Town
No
Yes
Total Votes
Yes %
Cohasset
1,368
1,987
3,355
59.2%
Hingham
4,716
5,637
10,353
54.4%
Hull
1,598
2,704
4,302
62.9%
Scituate
531
763
1,294
59.0%
Total
8,213
11,091
19,304
57.5%

15th Suffolk State Rep. District, Rep. Jeffery Sanchez (D)
Town
No
Yes
Total Votes
Yes %
Boston
2822
7177
9,999
71.8%
Brookline
299
718
1,017
70.6%
Total
299
718
1,017
70.6%

Allow sales and taxation of marijuana

“Shall the State Representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would allow the state to regulate and tax marijuana like alcohol?" (DPFMA)

Barnstable, Dukes, & Nantucket State Representative District, Rep. Eric Turkington (D)
Town
No
Yes
Total Votes
Yes %
Aquinnah
59
145
204
71.1%
Chilmark
163
353
516
68.4%
Edgartown
571
1,087
1,658
65.6%
Falmouth
2,355
3,840
6,195
62.0%
Gosnold
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Nantucket
1,382
3,050
4,432
68.8%
Oak Bluffs
659
1,224
1,883
65.0%
Tisbury
556
1,225
1,781
68.8%
West Tisbury
325
1,009
1,334
75.6%

1st Franklin Rep. District, Rep. Stephen Kulik (D)
Town
No
Yes
Total Votes
Yes %
Belchertown
797
1,478
2,275
65.0%
Chesterfield
147
340
487
69.8%
Conway
273
618
891
69.4%
Deerfield
736
1,317
2,053
64.2%
Goshen
151
282
433
65.1%
Huntington
284
507
791
64.1%
Leverett
205
712
917
77.6%
Montague
909
1,886
2,795
67.5%
New Salem
150
267
417
64.0%
Pelham
128
501
629
79.7%
Shutesbury
212
642
854
75.2%
Sunderland
422
814
1,236
65.9%
Wendell
71
334
405
82.5%
Whately
239
487
726
67.1%
Williamsburg
322
811
1,133
71.6%
Worthington
165
381
546
69.8%
Total
5,211
11,377
16,588
68.6%

3rd Hampshire Rep. District, Rep. Ellen Story (D)
Town
No
Yes
Total Votes
Yes %
Amherst
1,827
5,268
7,095
74.2%
Granby
1,239
1,575
2,814
56.0%
Total
3,066
6,843
9,909
69.1%

13th Middlesex Rep District, Rep. Thomas Conroy (D)
Town
No
Yes
Total Votes
Yes %
Lincoln
421
930
1,351
68.8%
Sudbury
2,993
4,476
7,469
59.9%
Wayland
2,085
3,611
5,696
63.4%
Total
5,499
9,017
14,516
62.1%


Allow sales and taxation of marijuana

“Shall the state representative/senator from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would allow the state to regulate the taxation, cultivation, and sale of marijuana to adults?” (Masscann/NORML)

7th Essex State Rep District, Rep. John Keenan (D)
Town
No
Yes
Total Votes
Yes %
Salem
5,361
6,877
12,238
56.2%
Total
5,361
6,877
12,238
56.2%

8th Essex State Rep District, Rep. Lori Ehrlich (D)
Town
No
Yes
Total Votes
Yes %
Lynn
644
722
1,366
52.9%
Marblehead
3,999
5,185
9,184
56.5%
Swampscott
2,608
3,471
6,079
57.1%
Total
7,251
9,378
16,629
56.4%

1st Middlesex and Norfolk Senate District, *Senator Cynthia Creem (D)
Town
No
Yes
Total Votes
Yes %
Brookline
4,255
10,431
14,686
71.0%
Newton
11,842
19,131
30,973
61.8%
Wellesley
3,134
3,334
6,468
51.5%
Total
19,231
32,896
52,127
63.1%

3rd Middlesex State Rep. District, Rep. Kate Hogan (D)
Town
No
Yes
Total Votes
Yes %
Bolton
1,020
1,132
2,152
52.6%
Hudson
3,372
3,689
7,061
52.2%
Maynard
1,715
2,379
4,094
58.1%
Stow
1,398
1,686
3,084
54.7%
Total
7,505
8,886
16,391
54.2%

13th Norfolk State Rep. District, (open seat)
Town
No
Yes
Total Votes
Yes %
Dover
1,274
1,343
2,617
51.3%
Medfield
1,121
1,606
2,727
58.9%
Needham
5,906
6,784
12,690
53.5%
Total
8,301
9,733
18,034
54.0%

As reported by Boston Globe

Drug Policy Forum of Massachusetts (617) 776 - 8344 Boston, MA www.dpfmass.org

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