Daniel Winslow

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Daniel Winslow
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Massachusetts House of Representatives, Ninth Norfolk
Former member
In office
2011 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sTufts University
J.D.Boston College Law School, 1983
Date of birthMay 13, 1958
Place of birthNorthampton, Massachusetts
ReligionRoman Catholic
Campaign website
Daniel B. Winslow (b. May 13, 1958) is a former Republican member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Ninth Norfolk district from 2011 to 2013.

On September 16, 2013, Winslow announced that he would resign on the 29th in order to take a job as senior vice president and general counsel of Rimini Street, an enterprise software support firm.[1][2]


Winslow earned his B.A. in political science from Tufts University, and J.D. from Boston College Law School. His professional experience includes serving as the presiding Justice for the Wrentham District Court from 1995 to 2002, the Governor's Chief Legal Counsel from 2002 to 2005, and general counsel for Americans Elect in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary Joint
State Administration and Regulatory Oversight Joint
Rules Joint


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


Governing accolade

In May 2011, Governing Magazine named Winslow one of 17 "GOP Legislators to Watch." Each of the legislators was selected on the basis of qualities like leadership, ambition, and political potential.[3]

Americans Elect

In the 2012 presidential election, Winslow served as general counsel of Americans Elect, an organization whose stated goal is "to nominate a presidential ticket that answers directly to voters—not the political system." Winslow, whose duty was to help the organization achieve ballot access in all 50 states, was occasionally listed as Americans Elect's secretary for legal purposes.[4][5] The group's attempt to form a "nonpartisan presidential ticket" through an online process ceased when no candidate reached 10,000 votes.[6][5] The organization has been criticized and accused of tax and campaign finance violations for not revealing their donors. When confronted with the question, Winslow responded in a tweet, "How so? Why do you think the “Indians” wore facepaint when poking the British King in the eye? AE is fully complying with the law.”[7]



See also: Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 2014

Winslow was reportedly considering a run for Governor of Massachusetts in 2014 before announcing his House resignation.[8][9]


See also: United States Senate special election in Massachusetts, 2013

Winslow was a 2013 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts for the seat being vacated by John Kerry.[10] He was defeated by Gabriel Gomez in the Republican primary on April 30, 2013.[11]


See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

Winslow won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Ninth Norfolk District. Winslow was unopposed in the September 6 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[12][13]


See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2010

Winslow won election to the Ninth Norfolk seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Stanley Nacewicz (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[14]

Massachusetts House of Representatives General Election, Ninth Norfolk District (2010)
Candidates Votes
Stanley Nacewicz (D) 5,323
Green check mark transparent.png Daniel Winslow (R) 11,081

Campaign donors


In 2010, Winslow raised $73,914 in contributions.[15]

He contributed the most to his campaign, $7,055.


Winslow and his wife, Susan, have three children.

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  1. Boston Globe, "State Rep. Dan Winslow stepping down, joining software firm," September 16, 2013. Retrieved September 18, 2013
  2. Business Wire, "Rimini Street Appoints Daniel B. Winslow as General Counsel," September 16, 2013. Retrieved September 18, 2013
  3. Governing, "GOP Legislators to Watch," May 24, 2011
  4. Americans Elect, "About," accessed November 17, 2011
  5. 5.0 5.1 The Republican, "Senate candidate Dan Winslow says work for Americans Elect, which wanted 3rd presidential nominee, was about process not party," March 7, 2013. Retrieved May 25, 2013
  6. Huffington Post, "Americans Elect Wants To Be On Presidential Ballot, But Won't ID Donors," November 2, 2011
  7. Our Oregon, "Americans Elect, Part III: Who’s Behind The Astroturf Organization?," November 13, 2011
  8. Boston Herald, "Gov race heating up," January 10, 2013
  9. State House News Service, "Coakley's gov run opens field wide for AG post," September 17, 2013. Retrieved September 18, 2013
  10. Boston Globe, "State Rep. Dan Winslow ‘99 percent’ sure he will run for US Senate," February 5, 2013
  11. WCVB "2013 U.S. Senate Special Election Results" accessed April 30, 2013
  12. Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, "2012 State Primary Results," accessed February 13, 2014
  13. Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, "Return of Votes - For Massachusetts State Election - November 6, 2012," accessed February 13, 2014
  14. Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, "Return of Votes - For Massachusetts State Election - November 2, 2010," accessed February 13, 2014
  15. Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
Richard Ross
Massachusetts House of Representatives Ninth Norfolk District
Succeeded by
Shawn C. Dooley (R)