James Cantwell

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James Cantwell
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Massachusetts House of Representatives, Fourth Plymouth
Incumbent
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$60,032.60/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
J.D.Boston College Law School, 1994
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
James M. Cantwell is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Fourth Plymouth district. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets
Personnel and Administration
Revenue Joint

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Cantwell 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 James Cantwell was unopposed in the Democratic primary. James Pavlik was unopposed in the Republican primary.[1]

2012

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

Cantwell won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Fourth Plymouth District. Cantwell was unopposed in the September 6 Democratic primary and defeated Stephen Coulter (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Fourth Plymouth District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames Cantwell Incumbent 68.4% 16,128
     Republican Stephen Coulter 31.6% 7,450
Total Votes 23,578

2010

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2010

Cantwell won re-election to the Fourth Plymouth 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, Fourth Plymouth District (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James Cantwell (D) 14,425

2008

On November 4, 2008, Cantwell won election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Fourth Plymouth, defeating opponent John Valianti.[5]

Cantwell raised $84,411 for his campaign while Valianti raised $17,862.[6]

Massachusetts State House of Representatives, Fourth Plymouth (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James M Cantwell (D) 13,988
John M. Valianti (Independence Party) 8,673
All Others 24
Blanks 1,371

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cantwell is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Cantwell raised a total of $398,466 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 20, 2013.[7]

James Cantwell's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Massachusetts House, Fourth Plymouth Won $114,166
2010 Massachusetts House, Fourth Plymouth Won $54,420
2008 Massachusetts House, Fourth Plymouth Won $84,411
2000 Massachusetts Senate, Plymouth and Norfolk Won $145,469
Grand Total Raised $398,466

2012

Cantwell won re-election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Cantwell raised a total of $114,166.
Massachusetts House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to James Cantwell's campaign in 2012
Cantwell, James M.$26,000
Massachusetts Association of Realtors$1,200
Padden, Paul$1,000
Utility Workers Local 369$1,000
Sprinkley Fitters Local 550$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$114,166
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Cantwell received $54,420 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[8]

Massachusetts House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to James Cantwell's campaign in 2010
Cantwell, James M$10,000
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 537$1,000
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 12$1,000
Massachusetts Federation Of Teachers$1,000
Sheet Metal Workers Local 17$750
Total Raised in 2010 $54,420

2008

Cantwell raised $84,411 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[9]

Donor Amount
Massachusetts Democratic Party $9,550
James M. Cantwell $2,000
Consolidated Mail Services Inc. $1,239
Marshfield Democratic Town Committee $1,000

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2013-2014

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2013

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2011-2012

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Personal

Cantwell and his wife, Jennifer, have one child.[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Massachusetts House of Representatives Plymouth 4
2008–present
Succeeded by
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