Brian Dempsey (Massachusetts)

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Brian Dempsey
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Massachusetts House of Representatives, Third Essex
Incumbent
In office
1991 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 23
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$60,032.60/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1990
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Massachusetts, Lowell
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 30, 1966
Place of birthHaverhill, Massachusetts
ProfessionInsurance Broker
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Brian S. Dempsey (b. September 30, 1966) is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Third Essex district. He was first elected to the chamber in 1990.

Dempsey has been a member of the Haverhill Democratic City Committee, and served on the Haverhill City Council from 1988 to 1991.

Biography

Dempsey's professional experience includes working as an insurance broker.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Ways and Means, Chair
Ways and Means Joint, Chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Dempsey served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Dempsey served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Massachusetts House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on September 9, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Brian Dempsey is unopposed in the Democratic primary.

2012

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

Dempsey won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Third Essex District. Dempsey was unopposed in the September 6 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

2010

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2010

Dempsey won re-election to the Third Essex seat in 2010. He was unopposed in the September 14 primary. He also faced no opposition in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Massachusetts House of Representatives General Election, Third Essex District (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Brian Dempsey (D) 8,727

2008

On November 4, 2008, Dempsey won re-election in the Massachusetts House of Representatives election for the Third Essex district.[5] In this election he raised $140,490; of that total $129,115- (91.9%) was from in state contributions and $11,375- (8.1%) was from out of state contributions.[6]

Massachusetts House of Representatives - Third Essex district
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Brian Dempsey (D) 12,649
All Others 0
Blanks 4,431

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Dempsey is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Dempsey raised a total of $816,900 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 14, 2013.[7]

Brian Dempsey (Massachusetts)'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Massachusetts House, Third Essex Won $279,759
2010 Massachusetts House, Third Essex Won $62,877
2008 Massachusetts House, Third Essex Won $140,490
2006 Massachusetts House, Third Essex Won $107,855
2004 Massachusetts House, Third Essex Won $79,049
2002 Massachusetts House, Third Essex Won $48,011
2000 Massachusetts House, Third Essex Won $78,189
1998 Massachusetts House, Third Essex Won $20,670
Grand Total Raised $816,900

2012

Dempsey won re-election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Dempsey raised a total of $279,759.
Massachusetts House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Brian Dempsey (Massachusetts)'s campaign in 2012
Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts$1,500
May, Thomas J.$1,000
Retired Public Employees$1,000
Nolan, Joseph R. Jr.$1,000
Carney, Christopher, L.$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$279,759
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Dempsey received $62,877 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[8]

Massachusetts House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Brian Dempsey (Massachusetts)'s campaign in 2010
State Police Association Of Massachusetts$1,000
Massachusetts Food Industry$1,000
Chemaly, John P$1,000
Sepe, Gary$1,000
Retired Public Employees$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $62,877

2008

Dempsey raised $140,490 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[9]

Donor Amount
Massachusetts Democratic Party $6,847
Nine different donors $1,000

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2013-2014

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2013

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2011-2012

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Personal

Dempsey has been a member of the Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Massachusetts House of Representatives Essex 3
1991–present
Succeeded by
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