Massachusetts State Senate First Essex District

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Massachusetts State Senate First Essex District
Current incumbentKathleen O'Connor Ives Democratic Party
Population170,735
Race83.26% White, 2.59% Asian, 2.12% Black, 0.39% Native American, 0.30% Other, 0.15% Two or More Races, 0.03% Pacific Islander
Ethnicity88.85% Non-Hispanic, 11.15% Hispanic
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Massachusetts' First Essex state senate district is represented by Democratic Senator Kathleen O'Connor Ives.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 170,735 civilians reside within Massachusetts' First Essex state senate district.[1] Massachusetts state senators represent an average of 163,691 residents.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 158,727 residents.[3]

About the office

Members of the Massachusetts State Senate 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 senate, 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 State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Massachusetts State Senate 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 Kathleen O'Connor Ives defeated Jessica Finocchiaro in the Democratic primary. Shaun Toohey was unopposed in the Republican primary. O'Connor Ives faces Toohey in the general election.[7]

Massachusetts State Senate, First Essex District Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKathleen O'Connor Ives Incumbent 68.2% 9,052
Jessica Finocchiaro 31.8% 4,229
Total Votes 13,281

2012

See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Massachusetts State Senate 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.[8] Kathleen O'Connor Ives (D) defeated Shaun P. Toohey (R) and independent candidates James M. Kelcourse and Paul A. Magliocchetti in the general election. O'Connor Ives defeated Timothy J. Coco and William M. Manzi, III in the Democratic primary. Toohey defeated Sam S. Meas in the Republican primary.[9][10]

Massachusetts State Senate, First Essex District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKathleen O'Connor Ives 45.9% 36,405
     Republican Shaun Toohey 33.6% 26,654
     Independent James Kelcourse 4.2% 3,358
     Independent Paul Magliocchetti 16.2% 12,870
Total Votes 79,287
Massachusetts State Senate, First Essex District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKathleen O'Connor Ives 38.3% 4,071
William Manzi III 30.9% 3,283
Timothy Coco 30.8% 3,274
Total Votes 10,628

Campaign contributions

Since 2012, candidates for Massachusetts State Senate First Essex District have raised a total of $131,514. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $18,788 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Massachusetts State Senate First Essex District
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $131,514 7 $18,788
Total $131,514 7 $18,788
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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