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Massachusetts House of Representatives Twenty-eighth Middlesex District

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Massachusetts House of Representatives Twenty-eighth Middlesex District
Current incumbentWayne A. Matewsky Democratic Party
Race62.82% White, 14.31% Black, 4.81% Asian
Ethnicity21.10% Hispanic
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Massachusetts' Twenty-eighth Middlesex state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Wayne A. Matewsky.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 41,667 civilians reside within Massachusetts' Twenty-eighth Middlesex 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.


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.


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]


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]



See also: Massachusetts state legislative special elections, 2013

Wayne A. Matewsky (D) won election in the special election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Twenty-Eighth Middlesex District. The seat was vacant following the resignation of Stephen Smith (D) on December 31, 2012 after pleading guilty to casting invalid absentee ballots in 2009 and 2010. Matewsky defeated Sergio Cornelio, Joseph W. McGonagle, Michael Mangan and John Hanlon in the March 5 Democratic primary and defeated Rosa DiFlorio (I) and Dennis John Gianatassi (I) in the special election which took place on April 2, 2013.[7][8][9][10]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Twenty-Eighth Middlesex District, Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWayne A. Matewsky 34.8% 1,258
     Independent John Hanlon (Write-in) 33.5% 1,209
     Independent Rosa DiFlorio 20.6% 746
     Independent Dennis John Gianatassi 11.1% 400
Total Votes 3,613


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.[11] Incumbent Stephen Smith (D) was unopposed in the general election and the Democratic primary.[12][13]

Campaign contributions

Since 2012, candidates for Massachusetts House of Representatives Twenty-eighth Middlesex District have raised a total of $79,927. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $79,927 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Massachusetts House of Representatives Twenty-eighth Middlesex District
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $79,927 1 $79,927
Total $79,927 1 $79,927
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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