Massachusetts 2012 legislative election results

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2012 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 2012 elections. For results in individual contests see our Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2012 page. The following is a breakdown of the state senate before and after the election:

Massachusetts State Senate
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 35 36
     Republican Party 4 4
     Vacancy 1 0
Total 40 40

What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents running on November 6
  • Defeated incumbents
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State Senate Overview:

  • A total of 40 of the state's Senate seats were up for election in 2012.

Incumbents

Incumbents running in November 6

The following is a list of all of the incumbents running on the November 6 general election ballot:

Incumbents defeated

The following is a list of incumbents defeated in 2012:

General election


Results will display after the election on November 6.

Primary election


No candidates have this category yet.

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent in 2012:

General election


CandidatePartyDistrict
Kathleen O'Connor IvesDemocraticMassachusetts State Senate, First Essex District

Primary election


Results will display after the election on November 6.

New State Senators and General Election Winners

Newly elected senators

The following list will display the newly-elected members of the Massachusetts State Senate:

Democratic

Republican


Results will display after the election on November 6.

Open Seat Winners

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

Democratic

Republican


Results will display after the election on November 6.

Candidates who won election

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

Democratic

Republican

Competitiveness

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates will not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who are running in 2012:

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Massachusetts State House Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Massachusetts House of Representatives elections in 2012. For results in individual contests, see our Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012. The following is a breakdown of the state house before and after the election:

Massachusetts House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 127 131
     Republican Party 33 29
Total 160 160

What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents running on November 6
  • Defeated incumbents
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected representatives
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State House Overview

  • All 160 of the state's House seats were up for election in 2012.

Incumbency Analysis

Incumbents who ran on November 6

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who are running on the November 6 general election ballot:


  1. Aaron Michlewitz
  2. Alice Peisch
  3. Angelo D'Emilia
  4. Angelo Puppolo, Jr.
  5. Angelo Scaccia
  6. Ann-Margaret Ferrante
  7. Anne Gobi
  8. Antonio Cabral
  9. Benjamin Swan, Sr.
  10. Bradford Hill
  11. Bradley Jones, Jr.
  12. Brian Ashe
  13. Brian Dempsey (Massachusetts)
  14. Bruce Ayers
  15. Byron Rushing
  16. Carl Sciortino
  17. Carlo Basile
  18. Carlos Henriquez
  19. Carolyn Dykema
  20. Cheryl Coakley-Rivera
  21. Chris Walsh
  22. Christine Canavan
  23. Christopher Fallon
  24. Christopher Markey
  25. Cleon Turner
  26. Colleen Garry
  27. Cory Atkins
  28. Daniel Winslow
  29. David Linsky
  30. David Nangle
  31. David Sullivan
  32. David Vieira
  33. Denise Andrews
  34. Denise Garlick
  35. Denise Provost
  36. Dennis Rosa
  37. Donald F. Humason, Jr.
  38. Donald Wong
  39. Edward Coppinger
  40. Elizabeth Malia
  41. Elizabeth Poirier
  42. Ellen Story
  43. Eugene O'Flaherty
  44. F. Jay Barrows
  45. Frank Smizik
  46. Gailanne Cariddi
  47. Garrett Bradley
  48. Geoff Diehl
  49. George Peterson, Jr.
  50. George Ross
  51. Gloria Fox
  52. Harold Naughton, Jr.
  53. James Arciero
  54. James Cantwell
  55. James Dwyer
  56. James Lyons, Jr.
  57. James Miceli
  58. James Murphy
  59. James O'Day
  60. Jason Lewis
  61. Jay Kaufman
  62. Jeffrey Sanchez
  63. Jennifer Benson (Massachusetts)
  64. Jerry Parisella
  65. John Binienda, Sr.
  66. John Fernandes
  67. John Fresolo
  68. John Keenan, Jr.
  69. John Lawn
  70. John Mahoney
  71. John Rogers, Massachusetts Representative
  72. John Scibak
  73. Jonathan Hecht
  74. Joseph Wagner, Massachusetts Representative
  75. Joyce Spiliotis
  76. Kate Hogan
  77. Kathi-Anne Reinstein
  78. Kay Khan
  79. Keiko Orrall
  80. Kevin Honan
  81. Kevin Kuros
  82. Kevin Murphy, Massachusetts Representative
  83. Kimberly Ferguson
  84. Linda Campbell
  85. Linda Dorcena Forry
  86. Lori Ehrlich
  87. Louis Kafka
  88. Marc Lombardo
  89. Marcos Devers
  90. Mark Cusack
  91. Martha Walz
  92. Martin Walsh (Massachusetts)
  93. Matthew Beaton
  94. Michael Brady
  95. Michael Costello
  96. Michael Finn
  97. Michael Moran
  98. Nicholas Boldyga
  99. Nick Collins
  100. Patricia Haddad
  101. Paul Brodeur
  102. Paul Donato, Sr.
  103. Paul Frost
  104. Paul Mark
  105. Paul McMurtry
  106. Paul Schmid III
  107. Peter Durant
  108. Peter Kocot
  109. Randy Hunt
  110. Rhonda Nyman
  111. Richard Bastien
  112. Robert DeLeo
  113. Robert Fennell
  114. Robert Koczera
  115. Ronald Mariano
  116. Russell Holmes
  117. Ruth Balser
  118. Ryan Fattman
  119. Sarah Peake
  120. Sean Curran
  121. Sean Garballey
  122. Shaunna O'Connell
  123. Sheila Harrington
  124. Stephen DiNatale
  125. Stephen Kulik
  126. Stephen Smith (Massachusetts)
  127. Steven Howitt
  128. Steven Levy
  129. Steven Walsh
  130. Susan Gifford
  131. Tackey Chan
  132. Theodore Speliotis
  133. Thomas Calter, III
  134. Thomas Conroy
  135. Thomas Golden, Jr.
  136. Thomas Petrolati
  137. Thomas Stanley
  138. Timothy Madden
  139. Timothy Toomey, Jr.
  140. Todd Smola
  141. Tom Sannicandro
  142. Tricia Farley-Bouvier
  143. Vinny deMacedo
  144. Walter Timilty
  145. William Galvin (House of Representatives)
  146. William J. Callahan
  147. William Pignatelli
  148. William Straus

Incumbents defeated

The following will display a list of incumbents defeated in 2012:

General election


CandidatePartyDistrict
George RossRepublicanMassachusetts House of Representatives, Second Bristol District
Richard BastienRepublicanMassachusetts State House, Second Worcester District
Steven LevyRepublicanMassachusetts State House, Fourth Middlesex District
William J. CallahanRepublicanMassachusetts House of Representatives Fifth Middlesex

Primary election


CandidatePartyDistrict
David TorrisiDemocraticMassachusetts House of Representatives Fourteenth Essex
Demetrius AtsalisDemocraticMassachusetts House of Representatives Second Barnstable
Kevin AguiarDemocraticMassachusetts House of Representatives Seventh Bristol
Michael KaneDemocraticMassachusetts House of Representatives Fifth Hampden

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following will display a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent in 2012:

General election


CandidatePartyDistrict
Aaron VegaDemocraticMassachusetts House of Representatives, Fifth Hampden District
Alan SilviaDemocraticMassachusetts House of Representatives, Seventh Bristol District
Brian MannalDemocraticMassachusetts House of Representatives, Second Barnstable District
Claire CroninDemocraticMassachusetts House of Representatives, Eleventh Plymouth District
Danielle GregoireDemocraticMassachusetts House of Representatives, Fourth Middlesex District
David RogersDemocraticMassachusetts House of Representatives, Twenty-Fourth Middlesex
Diana DiZoglioDemocraticMassachusetts House of Representatives, Fourteenth Essex District
Frank MoranDemocraticMassachusetts House of Representatives, Seventeenth Essex District
Jeffery RoyDemocraticMassachusetts House of Representatives, Tenth Norfolk District
Jonathan ZlotnikDemocraticMassachusetts House of Representatives, Second Worcester District
Josh CutlerDemocraticMassachusetts House of Representatives, Sixth Plymouth District
Kenneth I. GordonDemocraticMassachusetts House of Representatives, Twenty-First Middlesex District
Leonard MirraRepublicanMassachusetts House of Representatives, Second Essex District
Marjorie DeckerDemocraticMassachusetts House of Representatives, Twenty-Fifth Middlesex
Mary S. KeefeDemocraticMassachusetts House of Representatives, Fifteenth Worcester District
Paul HerouxDemocraticMassachusetts House of Representatives, Second Bristol District

Primary election


No candidates have been added to this category yet.

New Representatives and General Election Winners

Newly elected representatives

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

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following will list candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic


Results will display after the election on November 6.

Republican


Results will display after the election on November 6.

Candidates who won election

The following will list all candidates elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 2012:

Democratic


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

Republican

Competitiveness

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates will not face major party competition:

Democratic


  1. Aaron Michlewitz
  2. Aaron Vega
  3. Alice Peisch
  4. Angelo Scaccia
  5. Ann-Margaret Ferrante
  6. Antonio Cabral
  7. Benjamin Swan, Sr.
  8. Brian Dempsey (Massachusetts)
  9. Brian Mannal
  10. Bruce Ayers
  11. Byron Rushing
  12. Carlo Basile
  13. Carlos Henriquez
  14. Cheryl Coakley-Rivera
  15. Chris Walsh
  16. Christopher Fallon
  17. Cleon Turner
  18. David Linsky
  19. David Sullivan
  20. Denise Garlick
  21. Denise Provost
  22. Edward Coppinger
  23. Elizabeth Malia
  24. Ellen Story
  25. Frank Moran
  26. Frank Smizik
  27. Gailanne Cariddi
  28. Garrett Bradley
  29. Gloria Fox
  30. Harold Naughton, Jr.
  31. James Murphy
  32. Jay Kaufman
  33. Jeffrey Sanchez
  34. Jennifer Benson (Massachusetts)
  35. Jerry Parisella
  36. John Fernandes
  37. John Keenan, Jr.
  38. John Mahoney
  39. John Scibak
  40. Jonathan Hecht
  41. Joseph Wagner, Massachusetts Representative
  42. Joyce Spiliotis
  43. Kathi-Anne Reinstein
  44. Kevin Honan
  45. Kevin Murphy, Massachusetts Representative
  46. Linda Campbell
  47. Linda Dorcena Forry
  48. Lori Ehrlich
  49. Louis Kafka
  50. Marcos Devers
  51. Mark Cusack
  52. Martha Walz
  53. Martin Walsh (Massachusetts)
  54. Michael Brady
  55. Michael Costello
  56. Michael Finn
  57. Michael Moran
  58. Nick Collins
  59. Patricia Haddad
  60. Paul Brodeur
  61. Paul Donato, Sr.
  62. Paul Mark
  63. Paul McMurtry
  64. Paul Schmid III
  65. Peter Kocot
  66. Robert Koczera
  67. Ronald Mariano
  68. Russell Holmes
  69. Ruth Balser
  70. Sarah Peake
  71. Sean Curran
  72. Stephen DiNatale
  73. Stephen Kulik
  74. Stephen Smith (Massachusetts)
  75. Steven Walsh
  76. Tackey Chan
  77. Theodore Speliotis
  78. Thomas Conroy
  79. Thomas Golden, Jr.
  80. Thomas Petrolati
  81. Thomas Stanley
  82. Timothy Madden
  83. Tricia Farley-Bouvier
  84. William Galvin (House of Representatives)
  85. William Straus

Republican

Ballot Access

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates running in 2012: