Massachusetts House of Representatives Second Bristol District

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Massachusetts House of Representatives Second Bristol District
Current incumbentPaul Heroux Democratic Party
Population39,950
Race86.98% White, 3.01% Black, 4.67% Asian
Ethnicity6.53% Hispanic
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Massachusetts' Second Bristol state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Paul Heroux.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 39,950 civilians reside within Massachusetts' Second 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

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.[7] Paul Heroux (D) defeated incumbent George Ross (R) in the general election. Heroux defeated Stephen Vincent Kane in the Democratic primary. Ross was unopposed in the Republican primary.[8][9]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Second Bristol District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Heroux 58.2% 9,738
     Republican George Ross Incumbent 41.8% 6,992
Total Votes 16,730
Massachusetts House of Representatives, Second Bristol District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Heroux 77.9% 1,127
Stephen Kane 22.1% 319
Total Votes 1,446

Campaign contributions

Since 2012, candidates for Massachusetts House of Representatives Second Bristol District have raised a total of $63,666. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $31,833 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Massachusetts House of Representatives Second Bristol District
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $63,666 2 $31,833
Total $63,666 2 $31,833
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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