Joshua Perro

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Joshua Perro
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Former candidate for
Massachusetts House of Representatives, Sixteenth Worcester District
Campaign website
Joshua Perro was a 2014 Democratic candidate for the Sixteenth Worcester District of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.[1]


Campaign themes


Perro's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

Public Safety

Many of Worcester's neighborhoods have crime rates well above the state average. As State Representative I will work hard to increase funding to police and fire programs so we can put more police on the streets and ensure our communities are safe for our children and families.

Public Education

I will fight to improve education by securing a budget for Worcester Public Schools that not only exceeds the minimum foundation budget, but also brings accountability and reform. I strongly oppose increasing the cap on charter schools unless the state fully funds those schools, so the financial burden isn't on local tax payers to foot the bill.

Independent Leadership

As the neighborhoods' choice, I will not be beholden to any special interests groups or the big whigs on Beacon Hill. I will stand up for what is right and won't be afraid to out the best interests of our neighborhoods and working families first.[2][3]



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 Daniel Donahue defeated Joshua Perro in the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election.[4]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Sixteenth Worcester District Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Donahue Incumbent 53.3% 1,679
Joshua Perro 46.7% 1,474
Total Votes 3,153


See also: Massachusetts state legislative special elections, 2013

Perro ran in a special election for Massachusetts House of Representatives 16th Worcester District. The seat was vacant following John Fresolo's (D) resignation due to an ethics investigation. Perro was defeated by Daniel M. Donahue in the August 13 Democratic primary.[5][6][7]

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