District attorneys make life-changing decisions for thousands of people here in Massachusetts every day. This fall, voters in six contested races have the opportunity to choose the right candidate who would help restore and strengthen our communities.
Middlesex voters have the opportunity to vote for their next DA in the Primary Election on September 4 and in the General Election on November 6. We sent a questionnaire out to all of the candidates to see where they stood on some of the most important issues to voters.
Marian Ryan (D)
Donna Patalano (D)
We created a comprehensive voter guide to highlight where the candidates stand on important issues.
Ryan was elected to office in 2014 after beating one Democratic primary challenger.
DA Election History & Turnout
30% left DA field blank;
59% overall voter turnout
2 Democrats; no other party; 15% left DA field blank; 15% voter turnout