Leonard Mirra

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Leonard Mirra
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Massachusetts House of Representatives, Second Essex District
Incumbent
In office
January 5, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$60,032.60/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
2
Education
Bachelor'sBoston College
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 23, 1964
Place of birthWoburn, Massachusetts
ProfessionAdvertising
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Leonard Mirra is a Republican member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Second Essex district. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Mirra's professional experience includes owning a small business that specializes in advertising and publicity campaigns.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

Mirra's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Restore Trust in our Government

  • Excerpt:"Eliminate the ‘double dipping’ culture and restrict the unchecked accumulation of sick and vacation day payouts."

Strengthen our Economy

  • Excerpt:"We need to change current business regulations to reduce red tape and simplify the process of doing business in our Commonwealth."

Taxes and Waste

  • Excerpt:"We need to focus on reducing wasteful spending and eliminate the squandering of our financial resources."

Education

  • Excerpt:"We have a responsibility to provide the very best education to each and every child in our Commonwealth. Education is the foundation of the future success of each child and assures the continued growth and prosperity of our state."

Security

  • Excerpt:"Our Commonwealth needs to be fully compliant with the Secure Communities program which would allow Massachusetts Law Enforcement to use simple fingerprinting to identify and report dangerous illegal alien criminals to the appropriate Federal Agency."

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Community Development and Small Business Joint
Health Care Financing Joint
Telecommunication, Utilities and Energy Joint

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 Leonard Mirra defeated Edward Watson in the Republican primary and is unopposed in the general election.[2]

2012

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

Mirra won election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Second Essex District. He defeated Gary Fowler and Robert Cronin in the September 6 Republican primary and defeated Barry Fogel (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Second Essex District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLeonard Mirra 52.2% 12,663
     Democratic Barry Fogel 47.8% 11,583
Total Votes 24,246
Massachusetts House of Representatives, Second Essex District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLeonard Mirra 44.3% 1,331
Robert Cronin 39% 1,172
Gary Fowler 16.7% 502
Total Votes 3,005

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

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2013-2014

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2013

  • Legislators are scored on environmental issues.


Personal

Mirra has two children.[6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Harriett Stanley (D)
Massachusetts House of Representatives Essex 2
2013–present
Succeeded by
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