Keiko Orrall

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Keiko Orrall
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Massachusetts House District Twelfth Bristol
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 4
Base salary$60,032.60/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedSeptember 20, 2011
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionTeacher, Secretary
Campaign website
Keiko M. Orrall is a Republican member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Twelfth Bristol district. She was first elected to the chamber in the September 20, 2011 special election. Orrall filled the vacancy created when Stephen Canessa (D) resigned to take a job as a legislative liaison for SouthCoast Health System.[1]

Orrall has served on the Lakeville Finance Committee. She has also been involved with the Lakeville Town Republican Committee and Lakeville Citizens for Fiscal Responsibility.[2]


Orrall graduated from Smith College. Her professional experience includes working as a public school teacher and a secretary.[2]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Orrall served on the following committees:

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2015
Economic Development and Emerging Technologies Joint
Labor and Workforce Development Joint


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

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Labor and Workforce Development Joint
Public Health Joint
State Administration and Regulatory Oversight Joint


Campaign themes


Orrall's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

Jobs and the Economy

  • Excerpt: "I support lower taxes, hiring incentives, and the reduction of oppressive regulations."

Fiscal Responsibility

  • Excerpt: "Our state government taxes, spends, and grows too much for us to afford. We cannot continue to support irresponsible spending at the state level at the expense of local aid that is critical to our cities and towns."


  • Excerpt: "In order to inspire underperforming students, we need to partner with small businesses and retirees to mentor students and encourage community involvement in school initiatives."

Government Accountability

  • Excerpt: "I believe we should elect legislators who will serve the public for the sake of solving the problems we are facing. I will not take gas travel stipends or a pension."


  • Excerpt: "We must enforce our immigration laws. We do not have the money to pay for housing, schooling, and medical care for people who are not following the rules of the United States."



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 Keiko Orrall was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election.[4]


See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

Orrall won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Twelfth Bristol District. Orrall was unopposed in the September 6 Republican primary and defeated Roger Brunelle, Jr. (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Twelfth Bristol District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKeiko Orrall Incumbent 57.6% 10,251
     Democratic Roger Brunelle, Jr. 42.4% 7,532
Total Votes 17,783


See also: State legislative special elections, 2011

Orrall defeated Roger Brunelle Jr. (D) in the September 20, 2011 special election. Orrall also won the special Republican primary on August 23, 2011, defeating Derek Maksy.[7][8][9]


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Orrall and her husband, Norman, have two children.[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Stephen Canessa
Massachusetts House of Representatives Bristol 12
Succeeded by