Massachusetts general election was held on November 6, 1962 in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The election included:
Democratic and Republican candidates were selected in party primaries held on September 18, 1962.
Statewide elections [ edit ]
United States Senator [ edit ]
Democrat Ted Kennedy was elected over Republican George C. Lodge, Independent H. Stuart Hughes, Socialist Labor candidate Lawrence Gilfedder, and Prohibition candidate Mark R. Shaw in a special election to fill the unexpired term of John F. Kennedy, who was elected President of the United States.
Governor [ edit ]
Endicott Peabody was elected over Republican incumbent John A. Volpe, Socialist Labor candidate Henning A. Blomen, and Prohibition candidate Guy S. Williams.
Lieutenant Governor [ edit ]
Francis X. Belotti was elected Lieutenant Governor over Republican Francis W. Perry, Socialist Labor candidate Francis A. Votano, and Prohibition candidate Gaetano T. Maratea.
Attorney General [ edit ]
Attorney General Edward J. McCormack, Jr. did not run for re-election as he was a candidate for the United States Senate instead.
Edward Brooke defeated Elliot Richardson in the Republican Primary.
In the Democratic Primary, Former Lt. Governor
Francis E. Kelly defeated James R. Lawton, Margaret McGovern, Thomas L. McCormack, and Matthew G. McGrath, Jr.
In the general election, Brooke defeated Kelly, Socialist Workers candidate
Edgar E. Gaudet, and Prohibition candidate Howard B. Rand. In so doing, Brooke became the first elected African-American Attorney General of any state in American history. 
Secretary of the Commonwealth [ edit ]
Secretary of the Commonwealth Kevin White, defeated Republican Harris Reynolds, Socialist Labor candidate John Erlandson, and Prohibition candidate Julia Kohler in the general election.
Treasurer and Receiver-General [ edit ]
Treasurer and Receiver-General John T. Driscoll defeated John Francis Kennedy and John M. Kennedy for the Democratic nomination.
Joseph B. Grossman defeated Francis Andrew Walsh in the Republican primary.
Driscoll defeated Grossman, Socialist Labor candidate
Arne A. Sortell, and Prohibition candidate Isaac Goddard in the general election.
Auditor [ edit ]
Auditor Thomas J. Buckley defeated Republican Phillip M. Walsh, Socialist Labor candidate Ethelbert Nevens, and Prohibition candidate Louise Metays in the general election.
References [ edit ]