|Massachusetts House of Representatives, Eighteenth Worcester District|
|January 7, 2015 - present|
|January 3, 2017|
|Years in position||0|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 4, 2014|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
McKenna's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Early in 2013, the Democrat-dominated Massachusetts Legislature passed $500 million in new taxes; $1 per pack of cigarettes, 3 cents per gallon on the gas tax, and a targeted tax on computer services. Thanks to much hard work, the legislature came to its senses and quickly repealed the tech tax. I've been working on efforts to repeal language within the gas tax that allows it to automatically increase every year. It is wrong to have an automatic tax that our legislators don't vote on.
Unemployment in the Commonwealth continues to hover around 7%. This means that far too many people are not able to find work to provide for their families. While I can't hire everyone, I am committed to cut down some of the government overregulation that stifles economic growth and job creation. We need to do better to support our neighborhood small businesses, the best employers we have.
The Second Amendment
Our Growing Drug Problem
We have a growing drug problem and it really is very sad. We must reframe the conversation to treatment and rehabilitation rather than prosecution. Incarceration is not only expensive, but it too often fails the individual who does not get rehabilitative treatment. It is more efficient to use limited resources to try and truly help these individuals. Some of the avenues we have include drug courts, and more beds in treatment centers.
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. Mark Dowgiewicz defeated Dave Cortese and Brenda Ennis in the Democratic primary. Joseph McKenna defeated Charles Arakelian and Jesse Limanek in the Republican primary. McKenna defeated Dowgiewicz in the general election.
|Massachusetts House of Representatives, Eighteenth Worcester District General Election, 2014|
|Massachusetts House of Representatives, Eighteenth Worcester District Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Massachusetts House of Representatives, Eighteenth Worcester District Republican Primary, 2014|
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- Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, "2014 State Primary Candidates," accessed September 9, 2014
Ryan Fattman (R)
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