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Massachusetts House of Representatives Sixteenth Essex District

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Massachusetts House of Representatives Sixteenth Essex District
Current incumbentMarcos Devers Democratic Party
Population41,036
Race41.13% White, 8.02% Black, 2.56% Asian[1]
Ethnicity75.99% Hispanic
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Massachusetts' Sixteenth Essex state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Marcos Devers.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 41,036 civilians reside within Massachusetts' Sixteenth Essex state house district.[2] Massachusetts state representatives 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 Marcos Devers was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Roger Twomey was unopposed in the Republican primary. Devers defeated unenrolled candidate William Lantigua and Twomey in the general election.[8]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Sixteenth Essex District General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarcos Devers Incumbent 47% 3,667
     Republican William Lantigua 41.3% 3,221
     Independent Roger Twomey 11.7% 913
Total Votes 7,801

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 Marcos Devers (D) defeated Jose L. Santiago (I) in the general election and defeated Chally Ramos in the Democratic primary.[10][11]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Sixteenth Essex District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarcos Devers Incumbent 84.4% 9,270
     Independent Jose Santiago 15.6% 1,710
Total Votes 10,980
Massachusetts House of Representatives, Sixteenth District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMarcos Devers 84.2% 1,484
Chally Ramos 15.8% 278
Total Votes 1,762

Campaign contributions

Since 2012, candidates for Massachusetts House of Representatives Sixteenth Essex District have raised a total of $15,701. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $5,234 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Massachusetts House of Representatives Sixteenth Essex District
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $15,701 3 $5,234
Total $15,701 3 $5,234
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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