Byron Rushing

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Byron Rushing
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Massachusetts House of Representatives, Ninth Suffolk
Incumbent
In office
1983 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 31
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Assistant Majority Leader
February 2005 - present
Majority Whip, Massachusetts House of Representatives
December 2011 - present
Compensation
Base salary$60,032.60/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1982
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
BirthdayJuly 29, 1942
Place of birthNew York, New York
ProfessionAdjunct faculty
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Byron Rushing (b. July 29, 1942) is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Ninth Suffolk district. He was first elected to the chamber in 1982. Rushing was appointed as the second Assistant Majority Leader in 2005; he now serves as the lone Assistant Majority Leader while the second position sits vacant.[1][2] Rushing has also served as Majority Whip since December 2011, when Charles Murphy stepped down from the position.[3]

Rushing is a member of the Boston Ward 4 Democratic Committee.

Biography

Rushing's professional experience includes working as an adjunct faculty member and museum director, and in civil rights and community organizing.[4]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Rules
Rules Joint

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Rushing 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 Byron Rushing is unopposed in the Democratic primary.

2012

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

Rushing won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Ninth Suffolk District. Rushing was unopposed in the September 6 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

2010

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2010

Rushing won re-election to the Ninth Suffolk seat in 2010. He was unopposed in the September 14 primary. He also faced no opposition in the general election on November 2, 2010.[7]

Massachusetts House of Representatives General Election, Ninth Suffolk District (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Byron Rushing (D) 6,760

2008

On November 4, 2008, Rushing won re-election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Ninth Suffolk, unopposed.[8]

Rushing raised $2,000 for his campaign.[9]

Massachusetts State House of Representatives, Ninth Suffolk (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Byron Rushing (D) 10,563
All Others 150
Blanks 3,560

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Rushing received $925 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[10]


Massachusetts House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Byron Rushing's campaign in 2010
National Association Of Social Workers Massachusetts Chapter$500
Bunte, Doris$300
King, Melvin$125
Total Raised in 2010 $925

2008

Rushing raised $2,000 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[11]

Donor Amount
Woody Kaplan $1,000
Greg Jobin-Leeds $500
Maria Jobin-Leeds $500

Personal

Rushing has been involved with the Bostonian Society, Calvert Social Investment Fund Advisory Board, Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, Environmental Diversity Forum, Episcopal Network for Economic Justice, Grassroots International, Saint James Educational Center, Shirley Eustis House Association, Southend/Lower Roxbury Healthy Boston Coalition, and Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry.[4]

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Preceded by
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Massachusetts House of Representatives Suffolk 9
1982–present
Succeeded by
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