David Linsky

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David Linsky
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Massachusetts House of Representatives, Fifth Middlesex
Incumbent
In office
1999 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 15
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
Education
Bachelor'sColby College
J.D.Boston College Law School, 1982
Personal
BirthdayOctober 16, 1957
Place of birthBoston, Massachusetts
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionJewish
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
David Linsky (b. October 16, 1957) is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Fifth Middlesex district. He was first elected to the chamber in 1998.

Biography

Linsky's professional experience includes working as an attorney in private practice. He previously worked for Witner, Karp, Warner & Thvotte, as an Assistant District Attorney of Middlesex County, and an attorney for Campbell and Associates.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Post Audit and Oversight, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Linsky 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 David Linsky is unopposed in the Democratic primary. Douglas Grindle is unopposed in the Republican primary.

2012

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

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

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Fifth Middlesex District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Linsky Incumbent 64.6% 14,818
     Republican William Callahan 35.4% 8,103
Total Votes 22,921

2010

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2010

Linsky won re-election to the Second Middlesex 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, Fifth Middlesex District (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Linsky (D) 11,960

2008

On November 4, 2008, Linsky won re-election in the Massachusetts House of Representatives election for the Fifth Middlesex district.[5] In this election he raised $19,629; of that total $19,629- (100%) was from in state contributions.[6]

Massachusetts House of Representatives - Fifth Middlesex district
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Linsky (D) 15,580
All Others 243
Blanks 6,023

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Linsky is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Linsky raised a total of $181,759 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 19, 2013.[7]

David Linsky's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Massachusetts House, Fifth Middlesex Won $26,331
2010 Massachusetts House, Fifth Middlesex Won $8,878
2008 Massachusetts House, Fifth Middlesex Won $19,629
2006 Massachusetts House, Fifth Middlesex Won $46,563
2004 Massachusetts House, Fifth Middlesex Won $38,240
2002 Massachusetts House, Fifth Middlesex Won $25,054
2000 Massachusetts House, Fifth Middlesex Won $17,064
Grand Total Raised $181,759

2012

Linsky won re-election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Linsky raised a total of $26,331.
Massachusetts House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Linsky's campaign in 2012
Goldie, Kenneth S.$500
New England Regional Council of Carpenters$500
Andrews, R. Hale Jr.$500
Sidney, Richard$500
Goldie, Nancy$500
Total Raised in 2012$26,331
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Linsky received $8,878 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[8]

Massachusetts House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Linsky's campaign in 2010
Linsky, David Paul$1,438
Linsky, David P$504
Audette, Michael A$500
Alexander, Michael B$500
Alexander, Mary Barbara$500
Total Raised in 2010 $8,878

2008

Linsky raised $19,629 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[9]

Donor Amount
David Paul Linsky $6,228
William J. Taylor $700
Six different donors $500

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2013-2014

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2013

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2011-2012

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Personal

Linsky has been a member of the Bennett/Hemenway School Parent-Teacher Organization, Broadmoor Audubon Sanctuary Board, Massachusetts Bar Association, Massachusetts Education Foundation, United States District Court Bar, Metro West YMCA Board, and the Natick Education Foundation.[1]

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Preceded by
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Massachusetts House of Representatives Middlesex 5
1999–present
Succeeded by
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