Massachusetts House of Representatives Second Franklin District

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Massachusetts House of Representatives Second Franklin District
Current incumbentDenise Andrews Democratic Party
Population41,140
Race95.61% White, 0.92% Black, 0.93% Asian
Ethnicity2.64% Hispanic
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Massachusetts' Second Franklin state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Denise Andrews.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 41,140 civilians reside within Massachusetts' Second Franklin 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 Denise Andrews was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Susannah Whipps Lee defeated Karen Anderson in the Republican primary.[7]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Second Franklin District Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSusannah Whipps Lee 63.2% 1,590
Karen Anderson 36.8% 924
Total Votes 2,514

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 Denise Andrews (D) defeated Susannah Lee (R) in the general election. Andrews defeated Rebecca Bialecki, Genevieve Fraser and Jim White in the Democratic primary. Lee was unopposed in the Republican primary.[9][10]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Second Frankllin District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDenise Andrews Incumbent 45.3% 8,296
     Republican Susannah Lee 44.2% 8,099
     Independent Richard Schober, Jr. 10.5% 1,916
Total Votes 18,311
Massachusetts House of Representatives, Second Franklin District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDenise Andrews Incumbent 47.9% 1,657
Rebecca Bialecki 34% 1,174
Jim White 13.6% 471
Genevieve Fraser 4.5% 156
Total Votes 3,458

Campaign contributions

Since 2012, candidates for Massachusetts House of Representatives Second Franklin District have raised a total of $58,111. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $9,685 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Massachusetts House of Representatives Second Franklin District
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $58,111 6 $9,685
Total $58,111 6 $9,685
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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