Joseph Wagner, Massachusetts Representative

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Joseph Wagner
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Massachusetts House of Representatives, Eighth Hampden
Incumbent
In office
1993 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 21
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$60,032.60/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
BirthdayMay 7, 1960
Place of birthSpringfield, Massachusetts
ProfessionAdministrative assistant
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Joseph F. Wagner (b. May 7, 1960) is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Eighth Hampden district. He was first elected to the chamber in 1992.

Biography

Wagner's professional experience includes working as an administrative aide to Office of the Mayor of Chicopee from 1988 to 1991.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Rules
Economic Development and Emerging Technologies Joint, Chair
Rules Joint

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Wagner 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 Joseph Wagner defeated William Courchesne in the Democratic primary and is unopposed in the general election.[2]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Eighth Hampden District Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Wagner Incumbent 80.4% 2,458
William Courchesne 19.6% 600
Total Votes 3,058

2012

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

Wagner won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Eighth Hampden District. Wagner was unopposed in the September 6 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

2010

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2010

Wagner won re-election to the Eighth Hampden 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, Eighth Hampden District (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Wagner (D) 8,941

2008

On November 4, 2008, Wagner won re-election in the Massachusetts House of Representatives election for the Eighth Hampden district.[6] In this election he raised $85,112; of that total $80,995 (95.3%) was from in state contributions and $4,037 (4.7%) was from out of state contributions.[7]

Massachusetts House of Representatives - Eighth Hampden district
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Wagner (D) 13,051
All Others 174
Blanks 2,877

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Wagner received $63,762 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[8]

Massachusetts House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joseph Wagner, Massachusetts Representative's campaign in 2010
Massachusetts Psychiatric Society$1,000
Teamsters Local 127$1,000
Anziano, Paul G$1,000
Picknelly, Melissa$1,000
Retired Public Employees$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $63,762

2008

Wagner raised $85,112 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[9]

Donor Amount
James A. Aloisi Jr. $1,000
Boston Carmens Union Local 589 $1,000
CIM PAC $1,000
Massachusetts Organization of State Engineers and Scientists $1,000
Retired Public Employees $1,000
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Police Association $1,000

Scorecards

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2013-2014

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2013

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2011-2012

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Personal

Wagner has been a member of the Chicopee Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors, Chicopee Lodge of Elks #1849, and the Chicopee Visiting Nurses Association Board of Directors.[10]

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Preceded by
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Massachusetts House of Representatives Hampden 8
1993–present
Succeeded by
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