Massachusetts House of Representatives Ninth Bristol District

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Massachusetts House of Representatives Ninth Bristol District
Current incumbentChristopher Markey Democratic Party
Population42,195
Race88.00% White, 3.34% Black, 1.82% Asian
Ethnicity6.01% Hispanic
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Massachusetts' Ninth Bristol state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Christopher Markey.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 42,195 civilians reside within Massachusetts' Ninth Bristol state house district.[1] Massachusetts state representatives 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 will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on September 9, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Christopher Markey defeated Alan Garcia in the Democratic primary. Patrick Curran was unopposed in the Republican primary. Markey faces Curran in the general election.[7]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Ninth Bristol District Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher Markey Incumbent 62.4% 1,924
Alan Garcia 37.6% 1,161
Total Votes 3,085

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] Incumbent Christopher Markey (D) was unopposed in the general election and the Democratic primary.[9][10]

Campaign contributions

Since 2012, candidates for Massachusetts House of Representatives Ninth Bristol District have raised a total of $53,680. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $53,680 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Massachusetts House of Representatives Ninth Bristol District
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $53,680 1 $53,680
Total $53,680 1 $53,680
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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