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2010 Legislative Election Results

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Massachusetts State Senate Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Massachusetts State Senate. For results in individual contests see our Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2010 page. The following is a breakdown of the state senate before and after the election:

Massachusetts State Senate
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 35 36
     Republican Party 5 4
Total 40 40


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State Senate Overview:

  • There were 32 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. No incumbents lost, and thus 32 incumbents were re-elected to the Massachusetts State Senate.
  • No Republican or Democratic incumbents lost in the general election.
  • There will be 8 new senators sworn-in. All 8 are Democrats.
  • Of the 40 seats up for election, 36 were won by Democrats and 4 by Republicans.
  • 16 candidates were unopposed, 12 Democrat and 4 Republicans.
  • No candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 1,167 state senate seats up for election in 2010, incumbents ran for 894 (76.6%) of them. Of these 894, 94 lost their re-election bids, 89 Democrats and 5 Republicans. In Massachusetts, 8 incumbent senators did not run for re-election on the November 2 ballot, while 32 incumbents (8.0%) ran for re-election. Of these 32 incumbents, none were defeated.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:

Incumbents defeated

There were no incumbents who ran and were defeated in the November 2 general election.

New State Senators and General Election Winners

388 new senators were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 388, 278 were Republicans and 110 were Democrats. In Massachusetts, 8 new senators will be sworn-in. All 8 of the newly elected senators were Democrats. In the 8 open seat contests, Democrats won all 8 seats while Republicans did not win any. In total, Massachusetts elected 40 senators, 4 Republicans and 36 Democrats.

Newly elected senators

The following are the newly-elected members of the Massachusetts State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

There were no newly elected Republican senators.

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

No Republicans won election in seats where no incumbent was running.

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Massachusetts State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

Competitiveness

Across the nation, 1,167 state senate seats were up for election in 2010. 1,143 of those seats were partisan seats (24 seats were up for election in Nebraska's nonpartisan unicameral legislature). In 320 (28.0%) of these state senate contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Massachusetts, 16 candidates (40.0% of seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 16, 12 wereDemocrats and 4 were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

Across the nation, 140 independent or third party candidates ran for state senate. In Massachusetts, none of the 65 senate candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate.

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Massachusetts State House Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Massachusetts House of Representatives. For results in individual contests, see our Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2010. The following is a breakdown of the state house before and after the election:

Massachusetts House of Representatives
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 142 128
     Republican Party 15 32
     Vacancy 3 -
Total 160 160


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State House Overview:

  • No Republican incumbents lost in the general election, while 13 incumbent Democratic incumbent lost.
  • There will be 40 new representatives sworn-in. Of those 40, 18 are Democrats and 22 are Republicans
  • Of the 150 seats up for election, 127 were won by Democrats and 33 by Republicans.
  • 89 candidates were unopposed, 81 Democrats and 8 Republicans.
  • No candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 4,958 state house seats up for election, incumbents ran in the general election for 4,091 (79.5%) of them. Of these 4,091 incumbents, 413 lost their re-election bids, 403 Democrats and 10 Republicans. In Massachusetts, 133 (88.7%) incumbents ran for re-election. Of these 133, 13 incumbent representatives were defeated. All 13 incumbents were Democrats.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:


  1. Aaron Michlewitz
  2. Alice Peisch
  3. Alice Wolf
  4. Allen McCarthy
  5. Angelo Puppolo, Jr.
  6. Angelo Scaccia
  7. Ann-Margaret Ferrante
  8. Anne Gobi
  9. Antonio Cabral
  10. Barbara L'Italien
  11. Benjamin Swan, Sr.
  12. Bill Bowles
  13. Bradford Hill
  14. Bradley Jones, Jr.
  15. Brian Ashe
  16. Brian Dempsey (Massachusetts)
  17. Bruce Ayers
  18. Byron Rushing
  19. Carl Sciortino
  20. Carlo Basile
  21. Carolyn Dykema
  22. Charles Murphy
  23. Cheryl Coakley-Rivera
  24. Christine Canavan
  25. Christopher Fallon
  26. Christopher Speranzo
  27. Cleon Turner
  28. Colleen Garry
  29. Cory Atkins
  30. Daniel Webster (Massachusetts)
  31. Danielle Gregoire
  32. David Linsky
  33. David Nangle
  34. David Sullivan
  35. David Torrisi
  36. Demetrius Atsalis
  37. Denise Provost
  38. Dennis Rosa
  39. Donald F. Humason, Jr.
  40. Elizabeth Malia
  41. Elizabeth Poirier
  42. Ellen Story
  43. Eugene O'Flaherty
  44. F. Jay Barrows
  45. Frank Smizik
  46. Garrett Bradley
  47. George Peterson, Jr.
  48. Geraldine Creedon
  49. Geraldo Alicea
  50. Gloria Fox
  51. Harold Naughton, Jr.
  52. Harriett Stanley
  53. James Arciero
  54. James Cantwell
  55. James Dwyer
  56. James Fagan
  57. James Miceli
  58. James Murphy
  59. James O'Day
  60. James Vallee
  61. Jason Lewis
  62. Jay Kaufman
  63. Jeffrey Sanchez
  64. Jennifer Benson (Massachusetts)
  65. Jennifer Callahan
  66. John Binienda, Sr.
  67. John Fernandes
  68. John Fresolo
  69. John Keenan, Jr.
  70. John Rogers, Massachusetts Representative
  71. John Scibak
  72. Jonathan Hecht
  73. Joseph Wagner, Massachusetts Representative
  74. Joyce Spiliotis
  75. Kate Hogan
  76. Kathi-Anne Reinstein
  77. Kay Khan
  78. Kevin Aguiar
  79. Kevin Honan
  80. Kevin Murphy, Massachusetts Representative
  81. Linda Campbell
  82. Linda Dorcena Forry
  83. Lori Ehrlich
  84. Louis Kafka
  85. Marcos Devers
  86. Mark Falzone
  87. Martha Walz
  88. Martin Walsh (Massachusetts)
  89. Matthew Patrick
  90. Michael Brady
  91. Michael Costello
  92. Michael Kane
  93. Michael Moran
  94. Patricia Haddad
  95. Paul Donato, Sr.
  96. Paul Frost
  97. Paul Kujawski
  98. Paul McMurtry
  99. Peter Kocot
  100. Peter Koutoujian
  101. Robert DeLeo
  102. Robert Fennell
  103. Robert Koczera
  104. Ronald Mariano
  105. Rosemary Sandlin
  106. Ruth Balser
  107. Sarah Peake
  108. Sean Curran
  109. Sean Garballey
  110. Stephen Canessa
  111. Stephen DiNatale
  112. Stephen Kulik
  113. Stephen Smith (Massachusetts)
  114. Steven D'Amico
  115. Steven Walsh
  116. Susan Gifford
  117. Theodore Speliotis
  118. Thomas Calter, III
  119. Thomas Conroy
  120. Thomas Golden, Jr.
  121. Thomas Petrolati
  122. Thomas Stanley
  123. Timothy Madden
  124. Timothy Toomey, Jr.
  125. Todd Smola
  126. Tom Sannicandro
  127. Vincent Pedone
  128. Vinny deMacedo
  129. Walter Timilty
  130. William Brownsberger
  131. William Galvin (House of Representatives)
  132. William Pignatelli
  133. William Straus

Incumbents defeated

The followings is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Allen McCarthy
Barbara L'Italien
Bill Bowles
Danielle Gregoire
James Fagan
Jennifer Callahan
Mark Falzone
Matthew Patrick
Paul Kujawski
Rosemary Sandlin
Steven D'Amico

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
David Vieira
Donald Wong
Geoff Diehl
George Ross
James Lyons, Jr.
Kevin Kuros
Nicholas Boldyga
Ryan Fattman
Shaunna O'Connell
Steven Howitt
Steven Levy

New Representatives and General Election Winners

1,345 new representatives were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 1,345, 988 were Republicans and 357 were Democrats. In Massachusetts, 40 new representatives will be sworn-in. Of those 40, 18 are Democrats and 22 are Republicans. In the 27 open seat contests, Republicans won 9 and Democrats 18. In total, Massachusetts elected 150 representatives, 33 Republicans and 127 Democrats.

Newly elected representatives

The following are the newly-elected members of the Massachusetts House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives:

Democratic


  1. Aaron Michlewitz
  2. Alice Peisch
  3. Alice Wolf
  4. Angelo Puppolo, Jr.
  5. Angelo Scaccia
  6. Ann-Margaret Ferrante
  7. Anne Gobi
  8. Antonio Cabral
  9. Benjamin Swan, Sr.
  10. Brian Ashe
  11. Brian Dempsey (Massachusetts)
  12. Bruce Ayers
  13. Byron Rushing
  14. Carl Sciortino
  15. Carlo Basile
  16. Carlos Henriquez
  17. Carolyn Dykema
  18. Charles Murphy
  19. Cheryl Coakley-Rivera
  20. Chris Walsh
  21. Christine Canavan
  22. Christopher Fallon
  23. Christopher Markey
  24. Christopher Speranzo
  25. Cleon Turner
  26. Colleen Garry
  27. Cory Atkins
  28. David Linsky
  29. David Nangle
  30. David Sullivan
  31. David Torrisi
  32. Demetrius Atsalis
  33. Denise Andrews
  34. Denise Garlick
  35. Denise Provost
  36. Dennis Rosa
  37. Edward Coppinger
  38. Elizabeth Malia
  39. Ellen Story
  40. Eugene O'Flaherty
  41. Frank Smizik
  42. Gailanne Cariddi
  43. Garrett Bradley
  44. Geraldine Creedon
  45. Gloria Fox
  46. Harold Naughton, Jr.
  47. Harriett Stanley
  48. James Arciero
  49. James Cantwell
  50. James Dwyer
  51. James Miceli
  52. James Murphy
  53. James O'Day
  54. James Vallee
  55. Jason Lewis
  56. Jay Kaufman
  57. Jeffrey Sanchez
  58. Jennifer Benson (Massachusetts)
  59. Jerry Parisella
  60. John Binienda, Sr.
  61. John Fernandes
  62. John Fresolo
  63. John Keenan, Jr.
  64. John Mahoney
  65. John Rogers, Massachusetts Representative
  66. John Scibak
  67. Jonathan Hecht
  68. Joseph Wagner, Massachusetts Representative
  69. Joyce Spiliotis
  70. Kate Hogan
  71. Kathi-Anne Reinstein
  72. Kay Khan
  73. Kevin Aguiar
  74. Kevin Honan
  75. Kevin Murphy, Massachusetts Representative
  76. Linda Campbell
  77. Linda Dorcena Forry
  78. Lori Ehrlich
  79. Louis Kafka
  80. Marcos Devers
  81. Mark Cusack
  82. Martha Walz
  83. Martin Walsh (Massachusetts)
  84. Michael Brady
  85. Michael Costello
  86. Michael Finn
  87. Michael Kane
  88. Michael Moran
  89. Nick Collins
  90. Patricia Haddad
  91. Paul Brodeur
  92. Paul Donato, Sr.
  93. Paul Mark
  94. Paul McMurtry
  95. Paul Schmid III
  96. Peter Kocot
  97. Peter Koutoujian
  98. Rhonda Nyman
  99. Robert DeLeo
  100. Robert Fennell
  101. Robert Koczera
  102. Ronald Mariano
  103. Russell Holmes
  104. Ruth Balser
  105. Sarah Peake
  106. Sean Curran
  107. Sean Garballey
  108. Stephen Canessa
  109. Stephen DiNatale
  110. Stephen Kulik
  111. Stephen Smith (Massachusetts)
  112. Steven Walsh
  113. Tackey Chan
  114. Theodore Speliotis
  115. Thomas Calter, III
  116. Thomas Conroy
  117. Thomas Golden, Jr.
  118. Thomas Petrolati
  119. Thomas Stanley
  120. Timothy Madden
  121. Timothy Toomey, Jr.
  122. Tom Sannicandro
  123. Vincent Pedone
  124. Walter Timilty
  125. William Brownsberger
  126. William Galvin (House of Representatives)
  127. William Pignatelli
  128. William Straus

Republican

Competitiveness

Across the nation, 4,958 state house seats were up for election in 2010. In 1,680 (33.9%) of these state house contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Massachusetts, 89 candidates (59.3% of all seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 89, 81 were Democrats and 8 were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic


  1. Aaron Michlewitz
  2. Alice Wolf
  3. Angelo Scaccia
  4. Antonio Cabral
  5. Benjamin Swan, Sr.
  6. Brian Dempsey (Massachusetts)
  7. Bruce Ayers
  8. Byron Rushing
  9. Carl Sciortino
  10. Carlo Basile
  11. Carlos Henriquez
  12. Carolyn Dykema
  13. Charles Murphy
  14. Cheryl Coakley-Rivera
  15. Chris Walsh
  16. Christopher Fallon
  17. Christopher Speranzo
  18. Cory Atkins
  19. David Linsky
  20. David Nangle
  21. Denise Provost
  22. Dennis Rosa
  23. Edward Coppinger
  24. Elizabeth Malia
  25. Eugene O'Flaherty
  26. Frank Smizik
  27. Gailanne Cariddi
  28. Gloria Fox
  29. James Arciero
  30. James Cantwell
  31. James O'Day
  32. James Vallee
  33. Jay Kaufman
  34. Jeffrey Sanchez
  35. John Binienda, Sr.
  36. John Fernandes
  37. John Fresolo
  38. John Keenan, Jr.
  39. John Scibak
  40. Jonathan Hecht
  41. Joseph Wagner, Massachusetts Representative
  42. Kate Hogan
  43. Kathi-Anne Reinstein
  44. Kay Khan
  45. Kevin Honan
  46. Kevin Murphy, Massachusetts Representative
  47. Linda Dorcena Forry
  48. Louis Kafka
  49. Mark Cusack
  50. Martin Walsh (Massachusetts)
  51. Michael Brady
  52. Michael Kane
  53. Michael Moran
  54. Patricia Haddad
  55. Paul Donato, Sr.
  56. Paul McMurtry
  57. Paul Schmid III
  58. Peter Kocot
  59. Robert DeLeo
  60. Robert Fennell
  61. Ronald Mariano
  62. Russell Holmes
  63. Ruth Balser
  64. Sean Curran
  65. Sean Garballey
  66. Stephen Canessa
  67. Stephen DiNatale
  68. Stephen Kulik
  69. Stephen Smith (Massachusetts)
  70. Steven Walsh
  71. Thomas Conroy
  72. Thomas Golden, Jr.
  73. Thomas Petrolati
  74. Thomas Stanley
  75. Timothy Madden
  76. Timothy Toomey, Jr.
  77. Vincent Pedone
  78. Walter Timilty
  79. William Brownsberger
  80. William Galvin (House of Representatives)
  81. William Pignatelli

Republican

Ballot Access

In Massachusetts, 34 (11.4%) of the 264 house candidates ran as independent or third party candidates.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010: