Aaron Vega

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Aaron Vega
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Massachusetts House of Representatives, Fifth Hampden District
In office
January 5, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$60,032.60/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Holyoke City Council
Place of birthSouth Holyoke, Massachusetts
ProfessionFilm editor/Yoga studio owner
Office website
Aaron Vega is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Fifth Hampden district. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Vega's professional experience includes owning a yoga studio with his wife, and working as a film editor.[1]


Campaign themes


Vega's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]


  • Excerpt: "Fixing public education is the civil rights struggle of today. Our district has a 53%graduation rate and two level 4 schools. Finding solutions to this problem will be one of my top priorities as your state representative."


  • Excerpt: "I support a two-fold strategy of promoting the growth small business in our city while at the same time working to attract large business to Western Mass, hand in hand with other local legislators."

Public safety

  • Excerpt: "In addition to supporting the greatwork by the Holyoke Police Department, I will make sure that any successful program receiving statemoney remains funded. I will work to strengthen pre- and post-release programs to target repeat offenders."


  • Excerpt: "The PVTA is facing rate increases while the MBTA is being bailed out. We must invest in our regional public transportation system while embracing commuter rail."

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Vega served on the following committees:

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2015
Personnel and Administration
Public Service Joint
Economic Development and Emerging Technologies Joint
Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities Joint, Vice Chair


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Vega served on the following committees:

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Personnel and Administration
Economic Development and Emerging Technologies Joint
Higher Education Joint



See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Massachusetts House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on September 9, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Aaron Vega was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election.[2]


See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

Vega won election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Fifth Hampden District. He defeated incumbent Michael Kane in the September 6 Democratic primary and defeated Linda Vacon (R) and Jerome T. Hobert (G) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Fifth Hampden District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAaron Vega Incumbent 60.8% 9,545
     Republican Linda Vacon 20.5% 3,211
     Green Jerome Hobert 18.7% 2,939
Total Votes 15,695
Massachusetts House of Representatives, Fifth Hampden District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAaron Vega 66.1% 1,947
Michael Kane Incumbent 33.9% 999
Total Votes 2,946

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Vega is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Vega raised a total of $39,429 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 14, 2013.[5]

Aaron Vega's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Massachusetts House, Fifth Hampden Won $39,429
Grand Total Raised $39,429


Vega won election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Vega raised a total of $39,429.


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Vega and his wife, Debra, have three children.[6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Michael Kane (D)
Massachusetts House of Representatives Hampden 5
Succeeded by