|Former candidate for|
|U.S. Senate, Massachusetts|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|High school||Fairview High School (1980)|
|Bachelor's||University of Pittsburgh (1984)|
- 1994: Harvard, Government
- 1984: University of Pittsburgh, Mechanical Engineering
- 1980: Fairview High School
Herr files ethics complaint
Herr issued a statement on March 17, 2014, saying he filed a complaint against incumbent Ed Markey with the Senate ethics committee. Herr accused Markey of using his position to manipulate stock. Markey was under fire for writing letters to federal regulators urging an investigation into the nutritional supplement firm Herbalife.
"All you have to do is connect the dots to easily see that Sen. Markey used his public office to manipulate the stock of a publicly traded company in order to financially benefit a campaign donor," Herr said.
On The Issues Vote Match
- See also: On The Issues Vote Match
On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Herr is a Moderate Libertarian Conservative. Herr received a score of 52 percent on social issues and 68 percent on economic issues.
The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.
|On The Issues Vote Quiz|
|Economic Issues||Social Issues|
|Legally require hiring women & minorities||Unknown||Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right||Strongly Favors|
|Expand ObamaCare||Strongly Opposes||Comfortable with same-sex marriage||Strongly Favors|
|Vouchers for school choice||Favors||Keep God in the public sphere||Unknown|
|Absolute right to gun ownership||Strongly Favors||Human needs over animal rights||Unknown|
|Higher taxes on the wealthy||Opposes||Stricter punishment reduces crime||Unknown|
|Support & expand free trade||Unknown||Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens||Opposes|
|Stricter limits on political campaign funds||Strongly Favors||Maintain US sovereignty from UN||Opposes|
|Prioritize green energy||Unknown||Expand the military||Favors|
|Stimulus better than market-led recovery||Strongly Opposes||Stay out of Iran||Favors|
|Privatize Social Security||Unknown||Never legalize marijuana||Unknown|
|Note: Information last updated: April 19, 2015. If you notice the rating has changed, email us.|
Herr ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, to represent Massachusetts. Herr ran unopposed in the Republican primary on September 9, 2014. He was defeated by incumbent Ed Markey (D) in the general election on November 4, 2014.
|U.S. Senate, Massachusetts General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Ed Markey Incumbent||59%||1,289,944|
|Source: Massachusetts Secretary of State Official Results|
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Brian + Herr + Massachusetts + Senate"
- All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.
- Masslive.com, "Independent Bruce Skarin enters U.S. Senate race, challenging Sen. Ed Markey with walking campaign across Massachusetts," accessed February 15, 12014
- Masslive.com, "Republican Hopkinton selectman Brian Herr to challenge U.S. Sen. Ed Markey," accessed February 15, 2014
- The Herald News, "Republican Brian Herr to run for Markey's U.S. Senate seat," accessed February 15, 2014
- Brian Herr for Congress Facebook Page, "Info," accessed February 15, 2014
- NewsMax, "Democratic Sen. Ed Markey Accused of Using Office to Manipulate Stock," accessed March 19, 2014
- Brian Herr for Congress, "Republican lodges ethics complaint against rival over Herbalife," accessed March 19, 2014
- On The Issues, "Brian Herr Vote Match," accessed April 19, 2015
- The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more restrictive answers.