Massachusetts House of Representatives Eleventh Plymouth District

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Massachusetts House of Representatives Eleventh Plymouth District
Current incumbentClaire Cronin Democratic Party
Population42,879
Race71.86% White, 17.44% Black, 2.81% Asian
Ethnicity5.04% Hispanic
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Massachusetts' Eleventh Plymouth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Claire Cronin.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 42,879 civilians reside within Massachusetts' Eleventh Plymouth state house district.[1] Massachusetts state senators represent an average of 40,923 residents.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 39,682 residents.[3]

About the office

Members of the Massachusetts House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Massachusetts legislators assume office the first Wednesday in January after the election.

Qualifications

Article LXXI of the Massachusetts Constitution states: Every representative, for one year at least immediately preceding his election, shall have been an inhabitant of the district for which he is chosen and shall cease to represent such district when he shall cease to be an inhabitant of the commonwealth.

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Massachusetts General Court are paid $61,133/year. Legislators receive between $10/day to $100/day per diem, depending on distance from the state house. Compensation is vouchered and set by the legislature.[4]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the house, a special election must be conducted to fill the vacant seat. The election must be held on the next regularly scheduled date on the election calendar.[5] Local governments who conduct special elections receive reimbursement from the State Treasurer's office for all costs incurred.[6]

Elections

2014

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Massachusetts House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on September 9, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Claire Cronin was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election.[7]

2012

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Massachusetts House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on September 6, 2012 and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 29, 2012.[8] Claire Cronin (D) defeated Daniel Murphy (R) in the general election. Cronin defeated Robert Sullivan, Jass Stewart and Mark Linde in the Democratic primary. Murphy was unopposed in the Republican primary.[9][10]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Eleventh Plymouth District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngClaire Cronin 63.3% 11,422
     Republican Daniel Murphy 36.7% 6,630
Total Votes 18,052
Massachusetts House of Representatives, Eleventh Plymouth District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngClaire Cronin 39.5% 1,524
Robert Sullivan 31.5% 1,217
Jass Stewart 26.1% 1,009
Mark Linde 2.9% 113
Total Votes 3,863

Campaign contributions

Since 2012, candidates for Massachusetts House of Representatives Eleventh Plymouth District have raised a total of $120,925. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $24,185 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Massachusetts House of Representatives Eleventh Plymouth District
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $120,925 5 $24,185
Total $120,925 5 $24,185
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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