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Massachusetts House of Representatives Second Worcester District

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Massachusetts House of Representatives Second Worcester District
Current incumbentJonathan Zlotnik Democratic Party
Population40,291
Race93.01% White, 2.05% Black, 1.49% Asian[1]
Ethnicity5.07% Hispanic
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Massachusetts' Second Worcester state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Jonathan Zlotnik.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 40,291 civilians reside within Massachusetts' Second Worcester state house district.[2] Massachusetts state senators represent an average of 40,923 residents.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 39,682 residents.[4]

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.[5]

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.[6] Local governments who conduct special elections receive reimbursement from the State Treasurer's office for all costs incurred.[7]

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 Jonathan Zlotnik was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Garret Shetrawski was unopposed in the Republican primary. Zlotnik defeated Shetrawski in the general election.[8]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Second Worcester District General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJonathan Zlotnik Incumbent 50.1% 5,859
     Republican Garret Shetrawski 49.9% 5,825
Total Votes 11,684

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.[9] Incumbent Jonathan Zlotnik (D) defeated incumbent Richard Bastien (R) in the general election. Zlotnik was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Bastien defeated Scott Graves in the Republican primary.[10][11]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Second Worcester District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJonathan Zlotnik 51% 8,518
     Republican Richard Bastien Incumbent 49% 8,194
Total Votes 16,712
Massachusetts House of Representatives, Second Worcester District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Bastien Incumbent 67.7% 969
Scott Graves 32.3% 462
Total Votes 1,431

Campaign contributions

Since 2012, candidates for Massachusetts House of Representatives Second Worcester District have raised a total of $65,673. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $21,891 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Massachusetts House of Representatives Second Worcester District
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $65,673 3 $21,891
Total $65,673 3 $21,891
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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