Massachusetts House of Representatives Ninth Norfolk District

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Massachusetts House of Representatives Ninth Norfolk District
Current incumbentShawn C. Dooley Republican Party
Population42,375
Race93.25% White, 2.65% Black, 2.08% Asian
Ethnicity3.40% Hispanic
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Massachusetts' Ninth Norfolk state house district is represented by Republican Representative Shawn C. Dooley.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 42,375 civilians reside within Massachusetts' Ninth Norfolk 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 state legislative special elections, 2014

Shawn C. Dooley (R) defeated Christopher G. Timson (I) and Edward J. McCormick, III (D) in the special election, which took place on January 7.[7][8][9]

The seat was vacant following Daniel Winslow's (R) resignation on September 29, 2013, to take a job as senior vice president and general counsel of Rimini Street, an enterprise software support firm.[10][11]

A special election for the position of Massachusetts House of Representatives Ninth Norfolk District was called for January 7. As only one candidate filed for each party, a primary on December 10 was not necessary. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was November 5, 2013.[12]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Ninth Norfolk District, Special Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngShawn C. Dooley 61.1% 1,922
     Independent Christopher G. Timson 20.9% 659
     Democratic Edward J. McCormick, III 18% 566
Total Votes 3,147

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.[13] Incumbent Daniel Winslow (R) was unopposed in the general election and the Republican primary.[14][15]

Campaign contributions

Since 2012, candidates for Massachusetts House of Representatives Ninth Norfolk District have raised a total of $107,920. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $107,920 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Massachusetts House of Representatives Ninth Norfolk District
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $107,920 1 $107,920
Total $107,920 1 $107,920
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

See also

External links

References

  1. Massachusetts Legislature, House district statistics. Retrieved November 6, 2013
  2. United States Census Bureau, "2010 Census Interactive Population Search," accessed September 11, 2013
  3. U.S. Census Bureau, "States Ranked by Population," April 2, 2001. Accessed February 13, 2014
  4. NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
  5. Massachusetts General Court, "Massachusetts Election Law," accessed December 16, 2013(Referenced Section Chapter 50, Section 6A)
  6. Massachusetts General Court, "Massachusetts Election Law," accessed December 16, 2013(Referenced Section Chapter 3: Section 10A)
  7. sec.state.ma.us, "Official candidate list," accessed November 13, 2013
  8. thesunchronicle.com, "Dooley wins by landslide in 9th Norfolk District state rep. race," January 7, 2014
  9. Massachusetts Secretary of State, "Official special election results," accessed April 16, 2014
  10. Boston Globe, "State Rep. Dan Winslow stepping down, joining software firm," September 16, 2013. Retrieved September 18, 2013.
  11. Business Wire, "Rimini Street Appoints Daniel B. Winslow as General Counsel," September 16, 2013. Retrieved September 18, 2013.
  12. thesunchronicle.com, "Special election to fill state rep seat to be held Jan. 7," September 30, 2013
  13. Massachusetts Secretary of State, “A Candidate’s Guide to the 2012 State Election.” Retrieved November 2, 2013
  14. Massachusetts Secretary of State, 2012 primary election results. Retrieved November 2, 2013
  15. Massachusetts Secretary of State, 2012 general election results. Retrieved November 2, 2013