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Massachusetts House of Representatives Twelfth Suffolk District
Current incumbentDan Cullinane Democratic Party
Population39,298
Race23.07% White, 64.65% Black, 3.40% Asian
Ethnicity9.57% Hispanic
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Massachusetts' Twelfth Suffolk state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Dan Cullinane.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 39,298 civilians reside within Massachusetts' Twelfth Suffolk state house district.[1] Massachusetts state senators 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 Dan Cullinane defeated Corey Allen, Ruthella Logan-Cruz and Carlotta Williams in the Democratic primary and is unopposed in the general election.[7]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Twelfth Suffolk District Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDan Cullinane Incumbent 66.8% 3,093
Corey Allen 19.2% 887
Carlotta Williams 7.7% 358
Ruthella Logan-Cruz 6.3% 292
Total Votes 4,630

2013

See also: Massachusetts state legislative special elections, 2013

Dan Cullinane (D) won election in a special election for Massachusetts House of Representatives 12th Suffolk District. The seat was vacant following Linda Dorcena Forry's (D) election to the Massachusetts State Senate. A special election was called for September 10, with a primary on August 13. Cullinane defeated Stephanie L. Everett and Marydith E. Tuitt in the Democratic primary and defeated two independent write-in candidates in the special election.[8][9][10][11][12]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, 12th Suffolk District, Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDan Cullinane 75.2% 1,685
     Independent Edmond Romulus 19.4% 435
     Independent Lincoln B. Larmond 5.4% 120
Total Votes 2,240

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.[13] Incumbent Linda Dorcena Forry (D) was unopposed in the general election and the Democratic primary.[14][15]

Campaign contributions

Since 2012, candidates for Massachusetts House of Representatives Twelfth Suffolk District have raised a total of $125,071. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $125,071 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Massachusetts House of Representatives Twelfth Suffolk District
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $125,071 1 $125,071
Total $125,071 1 $125,071
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

See also

External links

References

  1. Massachusetts Legislature, House district statistics. Retrieved November 6, 2013
  2. United States Census Bureau, "2010 Census Interactive Population Search," accessed September 11, 2013
  3. U.S. Census Bureau, "States Ranked by Population," April 2, 2001. Accessed February 13, 2014
  4. NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
  5. Massachusetts General Court, "Massachusetts Election Law," accessed December 16, 2013(Referenced Section Chapter 50, Section 6A)
  6. Massachusetts General Court, "Massachusetts Election Law," accessed December 16, 2013(Referenced Section Chapter 3: Section 10A)
  7. Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, "2014 State Primary Candidates," accessed September 9, 2014
  8. dotnews.com, "Another special election: Dates set in race to replace Dorcena Forry," June 5, 2013
  9. sec.state.ma.us, "Primary Candidates," accessed July 19, 2013
  10. masslive.com, "Democrats Dan Cullinane, Daniel Donahue and Carol Fiola elected to Massachusetts House," September 11, 2013
  11. electionstats.state.ma.us, "Official Democratic primary results," accessed November 19, 2013
  12. electionstats.state.ma.us, "Official special election results," accessed November 19, 2013
  13. Massachusetts Secretary of State, “A Candidate’s Guide to the 2012 State Election.” Retrieved November 2, 2013
  14. Massachusetts Secretary of State, 2012 primary election results. Retrieved November 2, 2013
  15. Massachusetts Secretary of State, 2012 general election results. Retrieved November 2, 2013