Massachusetts House of Representatives Sixteenth Worcester District

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Massachusetts House of Representatives Sixteenth Worcester District
Current incumbentDaniel M. Donahue Democratic Party
Population40,330
Race67.44% White, 13.79% Black, 5.51% Asian[1]
Ethnicity21.65% Hispanic
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Massachusetts' Sixteenth Worcester state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Daniel M. Donahue.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 40,330 civilians reside within Massachusetts' Sixteenth 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. Incumbent Daniel Donahue defeated Joshua Perro in the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election.[8]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Sixteenth Worcester District Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Donahue Incumbent 53.3% 1,679
Joshua Perro 46.7% 1,474
Total Votes 3,153

2013

See also: Massachusetts state legislative special elections, 2013

Daniel M. Donahue (D) won election in a special election for Massachusetts House of Representatives 16th Worcester District. The seat was vacant following John Fresolo's (D) resignation due to an ethics investigation. Donahue defeated Khrystian E. King, Daniele F. Nanni, James M. O'Brien and Joshua Perro in the August 13 Democratic primary on August 13 and defeated Carol E. Claros (R) in the special election, which took place on September 10. Claros was unopposed in the Republican primary.[9][10][11][12][13]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, 16th Worcester District, Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Donahue 63.9% 1,614
     Republican Carol E. Claros 36.1% 912
Total Votes 2,526

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.[14] Incumbent John Fresolo (D) was unopposed in the general election and the Democratic primary.[15][16]

Campaign contributions

Since 2012, candidates for Massachusetts House of Representatives Sixteenth Worcester District have raised a total of $58,934. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $58,934 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Massachusetts House of Representatives Sixteenth Worcester District
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $58,934 1 $58,934
Total $58,934 1 $58,934
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

See also

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References

  1. For more information on the parameters the U.S. Census Bureau use, please see our Race and Ethnicity on the United States Census page.
  2. Massachusetts Legislature, House district statistics. Retrieved November 6, 2013
  3. United States Census Bureau, "2010 Census Interactive Population Search," accessed September 11, 2013
  4. U.S. Census Bureau, "States Ranked by Population," April 2, 2001. Accessed February 13, 2014
  5. NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
  6. Massachusetts General Court, "Massachusetts Election Law," accessed December 16, 2013(Referenced Section Chapter 50, Section 6A)
  7. Massachusetts General Court, "Massachusetts Election Law," accessed December 16, 2013(Referenced Section Chapter 3: Section 10A)
  8. Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, "2014 State Primary Candidates," accessed September 9, 2014
  9. myfoxboston.com, "Special election to fill State Rep. Fresolo's seat announced," May 23, 2013
  10. sec.state.ma.us, "Primary Candidates," accessed July 19, 2013
  11. masslive.com, "Democrats Dan Cullinane, Daniel Donahue and Carol Fiola elected to Massachusetts House," September 11, 2013
  12. electionstats.state.ma.us, "Official Democratic primary results," accessed November 19, 2013
  13. electionstats.state.ma.us, "Official special election results," accessed November 19, 2013
  14. Massachusetts Secretary of State, “A Candidate’s Guide to the 2012 State Election.” Retrieved November 2, 2013
  15. Massachusetts Secretary of State, 2012 primary election results. Retrieved November 2, 2013
  16. Massachusetts Secretary of State, 2012 general election results. Retrieved November 2, 2013