John C. Velis

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John Velis
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Massachusetts House of Representatives, Fourth Hampden District
Incumbent
In office
April 16, 2014 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 0
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$60,032.60/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedApril 1, 2014
Term limitsN/A
CandidateVerification
John C. Velis is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Fourth Hampden district. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election on April 1, 2014.[1]

Elections

2014

General election

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Massachusetts House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on September 9, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent John C. Velis was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Dan Allie was unopposed in the Republican primary. Velis defeated Allie in the general election.[2]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Fourth Hampden District General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Velis Incumbent 58.9% 7,327
     Republican Dan Allie 41.1% 5,111
Total Votes 12,438

Special election

See also: Massachusetts state legislative special elections, 2014

John C. Velis (D) defeated Dan Allie (R) in the special election, which took place on April 1. Velis was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Allie was unopposed in the Republican primary.[3][1][4]

The seat was vacant following Donald F. Humason, Jr.'s (R) election to the Massachusetts State Senate.[5]

A special election for the position of Massachusetts House of Representatives Fourth Hampden District was called for April 1, with a primary on March 4. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was January 28.[5]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Fourth Hampden District, Special Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn C. Velis 53.4% 2,697
     Republican Dan Allie 46.6% 2,354
Total Votes 5,051

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