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Massachusetts State Senate Third Middlesex District
Current incumbentMike Barrett Democratic Party
Population169,018
Race78.99% White, 3.52% Black, 9.97% Asian, 0.34% Other, 0.31% Two or More Races, 0.23% Native American, 0.04% Pacific Islander
Ethnicity93.40% Non-Hispanic, 6.60% Hispanic
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Massachusetts' Third Middlesex state senate district is represented by Democratic Senator Mike Barrett.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 169,018 civilians reside within Massachusetts' Third Middlesex 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 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 Mike Barrett was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Sandi Martinez was unopposed in the Republican primary. Barrett defeated Martinez in the general election.[7]

Massachusetts State Senate Third Middlesex District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Barrett Incumbent 54.6% 34,750
     Republican Sandi Martinez 37.5% 23,911
     None Blank Votes 7.8% 4,980
     None All Others 0.1% 40
Total Votes 63,681

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] Mike Barrett (D) defeated Sandi Martinez (R) in the general election. Barrett defeated four others in the Democratic primary. Martinez defeated Greg Howes in the Republican primary.[9][10]

Massachusetts State Senate, Third Middlesex District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Barrett 60.6% 49,213
     Republican Sandra Martinez 39.4% 32,003
Total Votes 81,216
Massachusetts State Senate, Third Middlesex District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Barrett 35.4% 5,199
Joe Kearns Goodwin 32.8% 4,819
Mara Dolan 13.9% 2,048
Alexander Buck 11.8% 1,728
Joseph Mullin 6.2% 904
Total Votes 14,698
Massachusetts State Senate, Third Middlesex District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSandi Martinez 58.9% 3,301
Greg Howes 41.1% 2,304
Total Votes 5,605

Campaign contributions

Since 2012, candidates for Massachusetts State Senate Third Middlesex District have raised a total of $674,611. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $96,373 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Massachusetts State Senate Third Middlesex District
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $674,611 7 $96,373
Total $674,611 7 $96,373
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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