Louis Kafka

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Louis Kafka
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Massachusetts House of Representatives, Eighth Norfolk
Incumbent
In office
1991 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 23
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$60,032.60/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1990
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sCoral Gables
J.D.New England School of Law, 1971
Personal
BirthdayNovember 28, 1945
Place of birthBoston, Massachusetts
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Louis Kafka (b. November 28, 1945) is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Eighth Norfolk district. He was first elected to the chamber in 1990.

Biography

Kafka's professional experience includes serving as Staff Director in the Office of State Senator William Keating from 1979 to 1990, and Office Manager at Pathways Incorporated from 1973 to 1978.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Steering, Policy and Scheduling, Chair

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Massachusetts House of Representatives 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 Louis Kafka is unopposed in the Democratic primary.

2012

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kafka won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Eighth Norfolk District. Kafka was unopposed in the September 6 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

2010

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2010

Kafka won re-election to the Eighth Norfolk seat in 2010. He was unopposed in the September 14 primary. He also faced no opposition in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Massachusetts House of Representatives General Election, Eighth Norfolk District (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Louis Kafka (D) 12,834

2008

On November 4, 2008, Kafka won re-election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Eighth Norfolk, unopposed.[5]

Kafka raised $33,969 for his campaign.[6]

Massachusetts State House of Representatives, Eighth Norfolk (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Louis L Kafka (D) 17,242
All Others 210
Blanks 5,892

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Kafka received $47,600 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[7]

Massachusetts House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Louis Kafka's campaign in 2010
New Car Auto Dealers Association$1,000
Retired Public Employees$1,000
Massachusetts Association Of Realtors$700
White, Patricia Evans$600
Massachusetts Association Of Insurance Agents$500
Total Raised in 2010 $47,600

2008

Kafka raised $33,969 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[8]

Donor Amount
10 different donors $500

Scorecards

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2013-2014

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2013

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2011-2012

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Personal

Kafka has been a member of the Sharon High School Athletic Boosters, Sharon Recreation Committee, and the Sharon Rotary Club.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Massachusetts House of Representatives Norfolk 8
1991–present
Succeeded by
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