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Massachusetts State Senate Second Suffolk & Middlesex District

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Massachusetts State Senate Second Suffolk & Middlesex District
Current incumbentWilliam Brownsberger Democratic Party
Population171,768
Race72.96% White, 4.48% Black, 14.10% Asian, 0.76% Other, 0.44% Two or More Races, 0.26% Native American, 0.05% Pacific Islander[1]
Ethnicity93.05% Non-Hispanic, 6.95% Hispanic
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Massachusetts' Second Suffolk & Middlesex state senate district is represented by Democratic Senator William Brownsberger.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 171,768 civilians reside within Massachusetts' Second Suffolk & Middlesex state senate 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 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.[5]

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.[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 State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Massachusetts State Senate 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 William Brownsberger was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election.[8]

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.[9] Incumbent William Brownsberger (D) defeated Steven Aylward (R) in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the September 6 primary elections.[10][11]

Massachusetts State Senate, Second Suffolk and Middlesexk District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Brownsberger Incumbent 76.4% 45,852
     Republican Steven Aylward 23.6% 14,190
Total Votes 60,042

Campaign contributions

Since 2012, candidates for Massachusetts State Senate Second Suffolk & Middlesex District have raised a total of $73,417. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $36,709 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Massachusetts State Senate Second Suffolk & Middlesex District
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $73,417 2 $36,709
Total $73,417 2 $36,709
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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