Tierney Wins Republican Primary, Set to Face Markey
Tom Tierney topped fellow Republicans Frank Addivinola and Jeff Semon Thursday.
Framingham's Tom Tierney is the Republican selection for the Massachusetts 5th district seat in Congress, the AP reports.
Tierney, a 69-year-old actuary consultant, topped fellow Republicans Frank Addivinola of Malden and Jeff Semon of Lexington. He will face incumbent Ed Markey, who has served 18 straight terms in Washington, in the general election in November.
According to the AP, Tierney received 42 percent of the vote, Addivinola placed second with 31 percent and Semon received 28 percent. A total of 11,539 ballots were cast in the fifth district primary.
Framingham, Natick, Holliston and Sherborn are among the towns in the fifth district.
Tierney previously ran for Congress in 2010, losing in the Republican primary to Gerry Dembrowski in the primary. Dembroski went on to lose to Markey.
An official from Tierney's camp previously said he felt poised going into Thursday's vote.
"We feel pretty confident going into the primary as we have been out and about putting up nearly 200 signs and meeting the voters of the 5th District," Phillip Petros said in an email before Thursday's vote.