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Massachusetts House of Representatives Seventeenth Worcester District

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Massachusetts House of Representatives Seventeenth Worcester District
Current incumbentKate Campanale Republican Party
Population39,351
Race70.90% White, 9.25% Black, 8.08% Asian[1]
Ethnicity18.87% Hispanic
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Massachusetts' Seventeenth Worcester state house district is represented by Republican Representative Kate Campanale.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 39,351 civilians reside within Massachusetts' Seventeenth Worcester state house district.[2] Massachusetts state senators represent an average of 163,691 residents.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 158,727 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. Douglas Belanger defeated Moses Dixon and Michael Germain in the Democratic primary. Kate Campanale was unopposed in the Republican primary. Campanale defeated Belanger in the general election.[8]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Seventeenth Worcester District General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKate Campanale 50.2% 4,688
     Democratic Douglas Belanger 49.8% 4,645
Total Votes 9,333
Massachusetts House of Representatives, Seventeenth Worcester District Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDouglas Belanger 49.2% 1,477
Michael Germain 26.2% 785
Moses Dixon 24.6% 738
Total Votes 3,000

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 John Binienda, Sr. (D) defeated William LeBeau (R) in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the September 6 primary elections.[10][11]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Seventeenth Worcester District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Binienda, Sr. Incumbent 76.6% 10,595
     Republican William LeBeau 23.4% 3,230
Total Votes 13,825

Campaign contributions

Since 2012, candidates for Massachusetts House of Representatives Seventeenth Worcester District have raised a total of $92,467. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $46,234 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Massachusetts House of Representatives Seventeenth Worcester District
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $92,467 2 $46,234
Total $92,467 2 $46,234
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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