Barry Fogel

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Barry Fogel
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Candidate for
Massachusetts House of Representatives Second Essex District
Bachelor'sWesleyan University
Master'sAmerican University
Date of birth10/03/1954
Place of birthNorthampton, MA
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Barry Fogel was a 2012 Democratic candidate for Second Essex District of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

Fogel currently practices law with a private firm. He previously worked as an attorney for a number of public agencies.[1]


Campaign themes

Fogel's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Integrity & Independence

  • Excerpt:"If I am elected, you will have an honest, independent and accountable representative in Boston whose top priority will be the interests of the 2nd Essex District."


  • Excerpt:"The Legislature can assist the recovery in the next few years by increasing support for local government, supporting traditional and innovative business, funding infrastructure projects, and removing unnecessary regulations."


  • Excerpt:"As we are growing our economy, the status and future of public education is the top priority in every community."

Senior Citizens

  • Excerpt:"I intend to be a vocal advocate for additional state funding for towns and COAs, such as the Formula Grant available through the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, to provide needed resources and programs."


  • Excerpt:"I will work hard to ensure full funding and timely completion of these projects, and others like them. I also will work to find funding necessary to maintain commuter rail and bus services."



See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

Fogel ran in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Second Essex District. He was unopposed in the September 6 Democratic primary and was defeated by Leonard Mirra (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Second Essex District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLeonard Mirra 52.2% 12,663
     Democratic Barry Fogel 47.8% 11,583
Total Votes 24,246


Fogel and his wife Dianna have one child.[3]

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