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Brian Joyce
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Massachusetts State Senate, Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth
Incumbent
In office
1998 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 16
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$60,032.60/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Massachusetts House of Representatives
1996 - 1998
Education
Bachelor'sBoston College, 1984
J.D.Suffolk University Law School, 1990
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 5, 1963
Place of birthWinchester, Massachusetts
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionIrish Catholic
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Brian A. Joyce (b. September 5, 1963) is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts State Senate, representing the Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth district. He was first elected to the chamber in 1998.

Joyce served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1996 to 1998. He was a candidate for United States House of Representatives, 9th District in 2001; chair of the Milton Democratic Town Committee; and a member of Milton Town Meeting and the Milton Board of Park Commissioners.

Biography

Joyce earned his bachelor's degree in Management from Boston College in 1984, and J.D from Suffolk University Law School in 1990. His professional experience includes working as an attorney for Boston Mutual Life Insurance from 1992 to 1996.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets, Chair
Ways and Means
Economic Development and Emerging Technologies Joint
Elder Affairs Joint
Financial Services Joint, Vice-chair
Health Care Financing Joint, Vice-chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Joyce served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Joyce served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Massachusetts State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on September 9, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Brian Joyce was unopposed in the Democratic primary.[2]

2012

See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2012

Joyce won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts State Senate Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth District. Joyce was unopposed in the September 6 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

2010

See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2010

Joyce won re-election to the Norfolk, Bristol, and Plymouth District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. Robert Burr, Jr. and Richard Livingston ran for the seat on the Republican ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Massachusetts State Senate - Norfolk, Bristol, and Plymouth District
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Brian Joyce (D) 38,314
Robert Burr (R) 22,575
All Others 34
Blanks 3,184

2008

On November 4, 2008, Joyce won re-election in the Senate election for the Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth district.[5] In this election he raised $216,872; of that total $212,438- (98.2%) was from in state contributions and $3,839 (1.8%) was from out of state contributions.[6]

Massachusetts State Senate - Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth district
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Brian Joyce (D) 60,473
All Others 702
Blanks 21,983

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2013-2014

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2013

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2011-2012

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Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Joyce received $320,492 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

Massachusetts State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Brian Joyce's campaign in 2010
Massachusetts Democratic Party$74,684
Joyce, Brian A$7,508
Sheet Metal Workers Local 17$2,000
Moriarty, Thomas O$1,250
Elevator Constructors Local 4$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $320,492

2008

In 2008 Brian Joyce collected $216,872 in donations.[8]

His four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Brian Joyce $18,604
Safety Insurance $1,372
Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 $1,300
New England Regional Council of Carpenters $1,250

Personal

Brian Joyce was born in Winchester, Massachusetts and raised in Milton, Massachusetts. He and his wife, Mary, have five children.

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Preceded by
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Massachusetts State Senate Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth
1998–present
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