Denise Provost

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Denise Provost
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Massachusetts House of Representatives, Twenty-Seventh Middlesex
Incumbent
In office
2006 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 8
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$60,032.60/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedFebruary 2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBennington College
J.D.Boston University School of Law, 1982
Personal
BirthdayMarch 9, 1951
Place of birthLewiston, Maine
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Denise Provost (b. March 9, 1951) is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Twenty-Seventh Middlesex district. She was first elected to the chamber in a special election in February 2006.

Provost served as an at-large alderman in Somerville.

Biography

Provost's professional experience includes working as an attorney in private practice from 1990 to 2006, and as Assistant City Solicitor for the cities of Somerville and Newton.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Global Warming and Climate Change
Higher Education Joint
State Administration and Regulatory Oversight Joint

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Provost 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 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 Denise Provost was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unopposed in the general election.[2]

2012

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

Provost won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Twenty-Seventh Middlesex District. Provost defeated Harry Kortikere in the September 6 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Twenty-Seventh Middlesex District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDenise Provost Incumbent 87% 3,651
Harry Kortikere 13% 545
Total Votes 4,196

2010

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2010

Provost won re-election to the Twenty-seventh 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.[5]

Massachusetts House of Representatives General Election, Twenty-seventh Middlesex District (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Denise Provost (D) 10,955

2008

On November 4, 2008, Provost won re-election in the Massachusetts House of Representatives election for the Twenty-Seventh Middlesex district.[6] In this election she raised $12,542; of that total $12,442 (99.2%) was from in state contributions and $100 (0.8%) was from out of state contributions.[7]

Massachusetts House of Representatives - Twenty-Seventh Middlesex district
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Denise Provost (D) 14,877
All Others 236
Blanks 4,040

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Provost received $7,163 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[8]

Massachusetts House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Denise Provost's campaign in 2010
Massachusetts Federation Of Teachers$1,000
Coffey, Macy$500
Retired Public Employees$300
Sanders, Joyce$250
Carey, Jane$200
Total Raised in 2010 $7,163

2008

Provost raised $12,542 in the 2008 election cycle.

Her major contributors are listed below.[9]

Donor Amount
Massachusetts Federation of Teachers $700
Boston Teachers Union $500
Macy Coffey $500
Beverly Schwartz $500
Retired Public Employees $300

Scorecards

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2013-2014

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2013

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2011-2012

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Personal

Provost has been a member of the American Civil Liberties Union, Massachusetts Municipal Association, National Organization for Women, Sierra Club, Somerville Community Corporation, and Somerville Museum.[1]

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Preceded by
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Massachusetts House of Representatives Middlesex 27
2006–present
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