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Linda Dorcena Forry

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Linda Dorcena Forry
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Massachusetts State Senate, First Suffolk District
Incumbent
In office
June 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$61,133/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
First electedMay 28, 2013
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Massachusetts House of Representatives, Twelfth Suffolk
2005 - 2013
Education
Bachelor'sBoston College Carroll School of Management
Master'sSuffolk University
Personal
ProfessionDirector, Department of Neighborhood Development for the City of Boston
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Linda Dorcena Forry is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts State Senate, representing the First Suffolk District. She was first elected to the chamber in a special election on May 28, 2013.

Forry served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Twelfth Suffolk District from 2005 (when she won a special election in April) to 2013.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Community Development and Small Business Joint, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Forry served on the following committees:

Biography

Forry's professional experience includes working as director of the Department of Neighborhood Development for the City of Boston, and serving as Legislative Aide/Acting Chief of Staff for Massachusetts Representative Charlotte Golar Richie.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: State legislative special elections, 2013

Forry won election in the special election for Massachusetts State Senate First Suffolk District. The seat was vacant following Jack Hart's (D) resignation to take a job at a law firm. Forry defeated Nick Collins and Maureen Dahill in the April 30 Democratic primary and defeated Joseph Anthony Ureneck (R) in the general election, which took place on May 28.[2][3][4][5][6]

Massachusetts State Senate, First Suffolk District, Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLinda Dorcena Forry 84.1% 7,863
     Republican Joseph Anthony Ureneck 15.9% 1,488
Total Votes 9,351

2012

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

Forry won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Twelfth Suffolk District. Forry was unopposed in the September 6 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[7]

2010

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2010

Forry won re-election to the Twelfth Suffolk seat in 2010. She was unopposed in the September 14 primary. She also faced no opposition in the general election on November 2, 2010.[8]

Massachusetts House of Representatives General Election, Twelfth Suffolk District (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Linda Dorcena Forry (D) 9,726

2008

On November 4, 2008, Forry won re-election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Twelfth Suffolk, unopposed.[9]

Forry raised $66,740 for her campaign.[10]

Massachusetts State House of Representatives, Twelfth Suffolk (2008)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Linda Dorcena Forry (D) 12,501
All Others 191
Blanks 4,409

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Forry received $55,855 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[11]


2008

Forry raised $66,740 in the 2008 election cycle.

Her major contributors are listed below.[12]

Donor Amount
Retired Public Employees $1,000
Carpenters Local 67 $1,000
Robert K. Sheridan $1,000
Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 $1,000
Barbara F. Lee $1,000

Personal

Forry has served as co-chair of the Citizens Schools' Council of Champions Board, and a member of the Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center Board of Overseers, Bird Street Community Center Board, Colonel Daniel Marr Boys and Girls Club Board, and the Lower Mills Civic Association.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jack Hart (D)
Massachusetts State Senate First Suffolk
June 2013-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Massachusetts House of Representatives Twelfth Suffolk
2005–2013
Succeeded by
Dan Cullinane (D)