Kenneth Donnelly

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Kenneth Donnelly
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Massachusetts State Senate, Fourth Middlesex
Incumbent
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$60,032.60/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Massachusetts
Personal
Place of birthCambridge, Massachusetts
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Kenneth J. Donnelly is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts State Senate, representing the Fourth Middlesex district. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Donnelly graduated from the Trade Union Program at Harvard University and earned his bachelor's degree in Labor Studies from the University of Massachusetts.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets
Elder Affairs Joint, Vice-chair
Election Laws Joint
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Joint
State Administration and Regulatory Oversight Joint, Chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Donnelly served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Donnelly served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Massachusetts State Senate will consist of a primary election on September 9, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Kenneth Donnelly is unopposed in the Democratic primary.

2012

See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2012

Donnelly won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts State Senate Fourth Middlesex District. Donnelly was unopposed in the September 6 Democratic primary and defeated Gerry Dembrowski (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Massachusetts State Senate, Fourth Middlesex District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKenneth Donnelly Incumbent 68.2% 56,100
     Republican Gerry Dembrowski 31.8% 26,210
Total Votes 82,310

2010

See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2010

Donnelly won re-election to the Fourth Middlesex District seat in 2010. He had no opposition. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Massachusetts State Senate - Fourth Middlesex District
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kenneth Donnelly (D) 45,583
All Others 835
Blanks 21,040

2008

On November 4, 2008, Donnelly won election in the Senate election for the Massachusetts Senate for the Fourth Middlesex district.[4] In this election he raised $195,451; of that total $173,760 (88.9%) was from in state contributions and $21,691 (11.1%) was from out of state contributions.[5]

Massachusetts State Senate - Fourth Middlesex district
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kenneth Donnelly (D) 52,690
Brion Cangiamila (R) 26,416
All Others 109
Blanks 7,672

Campaign donors

2012

In 2012, Donnelly received $103,577 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[6]

Massachusetts House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kenneth Donnelly's campaign in 2012
Fire Fighters$5,000
Cambridge Fire Fighters Local 30$2,500
Iaff Local 2023$1,500
Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts$1,500
State Police Association of Massachusetts$1,500
Total Raised in 2012 $$103,577

2010

In 2010, Donnelly received $81,548 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

Massachusetts State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kenneth Donnelly's campaign in 2010
Donnelly, Kenneth J$10,000
Cambridge Fire Fighters Local 30$2,000
New England Teamsters Local 25$1,500
Sheet Metal Workers Local 17$1,100
Professional Fire Fighters Of Massachusetts$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $81,548

2008

In 2008 Kenneth Donnelly collected $195,451 in donations.[8]

His four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Massachusetts Democratic Party $16,609
Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts $13,000
International Association of Fire Fighters $10,000
Cambridge Fire Fighters Local 30 $2,500
Milton Fire Fighters Local 1116 $2,200

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2013-2014

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2013

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2011-2012

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Personal

Donnelly and his wife, Judy, have three children.[9]

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Preceded by
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Massachusetts State Senate Fourth Middlesex
2009–present
Succeeded by
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