Results from Boston, by far the largest place in Suffolk County, show Steve Murphy winning the Democratic nomination for register of deeds - even if barely, with just 31% of the vote - with runner up Katie Forde garnering 27%. That means he is still theoretically vulnerable to a strong challenge in November from one of the independent candidates - John Keith, Margherita Ciampa-Coyne and Joe Donnelly.
Meanwhile, voters gave both Doug Bennett, this time also running for register, and Roy Owens, this time running in the 2nd Suffolk state-senate race, the chance to run for something else next year.
In other contested races, Chynah Tyler will succeed retiring state Rep. Gloria Fox in the 7th Suffolk state rep's race in Roxbury. Liz Malia won re-election in the 11th Suffolk (JP, Roxbury), Dan Cullinane won re-election in the 12th Suffolk state rep's race in Dorchester, and Angelo Scaccia retained his14th Suffolk nod in Hyde Park and Roslindale.
Also winning another shot in November: Sheriff Steve Tompkins.