|Massachusetts House of Representatives, Seventh Bristol District|
|January 5, 2013 - Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Chairman, City of Fall River Planning Board|
|High school||BMC Durfee High School|
|Master's||Salve Regina University|
|Service/branch||U.S. Marine Corps - Vietnam veteran|
|Birthday||October 19, 1951|
|Profession||Law enforcement officer|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Silvia served on the following committees:
|Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Personnel and Administration|
|• Elder Affairs Joint|
|• Public Safety and Homeland Security Joint|
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 Alan Silvia was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election.
Silvia won election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Seventh Bristol District. He defeated incumbent Kevin Aguiar in the September 6 Democratic primary. The vote tally was exceptionally close and eventually went to a recount. Despite some lingering questions from Aguiar's attorney, recount officials handed in results on September 14, 2013, declaring that Silvia had won by 26 votes.He was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Massachusetts House of Representatives, Seventh Bristol District Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Kevin Aguiar Incumbent||49.7%||2,127|
|Massachusetts House of Representatives Democratic Primary Democratic Primary, 2010|
|Kevin Aguiar Incumbent||53.9%||1,955|
Comprehensive donor information for Silvia is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Silvia raised a total of $77,693 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 14, 2013.
|Alan Silvia's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Massachusetts House, Seventh Bristol||$48,149|
|2010||Massachusetts House, Seventh Bristol||$29,544|
|Grand Total Raised||$77,693|
2012Silvia won election to the Massachusetts in 2012. During that election cycle, Silvia raised a total of $48,149.
|Massachusetts 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Alan Silvia's campaign in 2012|
|Massachusetts Independent PAC for Working Families||$998|
|Total Raised in 2012||$48,149|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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- Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, "2014 State Primary Candidates," accessed September 9, 2014
- The Herald News, "Rep. Aguiar's challenge of 7th Bristol District remains stalled," accessed September 17, 2012
- 2012 State Primary Candidate List, "Massachusetts Secretary of State," Acccessed June 26, 2012
- Secretary of State of Massachusetts, "2010 Primary Results"
- Follow the Money, "Silvia, Alan," accessed December 14, 2013
Kevin Aguiar (D)
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