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Massachusetts state legislative special elections, 2014

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As of April 2014, six special election have been held and another has been scheduled for the Massachusetts State Legislature in 2014. These elections were called to fill vacancies in Massachusetts State Senate Fifth Middlesex District and Massachusetts House of Representatives Fourth Hampden, Ninth Norfolk, Second Suffolk, Fifth Suffolk, Thirteenth Suffolk and Sixteenth Suffolk Districts.

How vacancies are filled


If there is a vacancy in the Massachusetts General Court, 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.[1] Local governments who conduct special elections receive reimbursement from the State Treasurer's office for all costs incurred.[2]

Partisan breakdown

The current partisan breakdown of the Senate is as follows:

Party As of April 2014
     Democratic Party 35
     Republican Party 4
     Vacancy 1
Total 40

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of April 2014
     Democratic Party 130
     Republican Party 29
     Vacancy 1
Total 160

Special elections

January 7, 2014



April 1, 2014



April 29, 2014



See also

References

  1. Massachusetts General Court "Massachusetts Election Law"(Referenced Section Chapter 50, Section 6A)
  2. Massachusetts General Court "Massachusetts Election Law"(Referenced Section Chapter 3: Section 10A)
  3. Boston Globe, "State Rep. Dan Winslow stepping down, joining software firm," September 16, 2013. Retrieved September 18, 2013.
  4. Business Wire, "Rimini Street Appoints Daniel B. Winslow as General Counsel," September 16, 2013. Retrieved September 18, 2013.
  5. thesunchronicle.com, "Special election to fill state rep seat to be held Jan. 7," September 30, 2013
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 sec.state.ma.us, "Official candidate list," accessed November 13, 2013
  7. thesunchronicle.com, "Dooley wins by landslide in 9th Norfolk District state rep. race," January 7, 2014
  8. Massachusetts Secretary of State, "Official special election results," accessed April 16, 2014
  9. sec.state.ma.us, "Special election calendar," accessed December 13, 2013
  10. winchester.patch.com, "Lewis, Medeiros Win Special State Senate Primaries," March 4, 2014
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 malden.patch.com, "Lewis Defeats Medeiros for State Senate Seat," April 1, 2014
  12. Massachusetts Secretary of State, "Official special election results," accessed April 16, 2014
  13. masslive.com, "Special election to fill Don Humason's former 4th Hampden District House seat set," December 30, 2013
  14. Massachusetts Secretary of State, "Official special election results," accessed April 16, 2014
  15. Boston Globe, "Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh announces six Cabinet appointments," January 7, 2014. accessed January 9, 2014
  16. Boston Globe, "Daniel Hunt nominated for Martin Walsh seat," March 5, 2014
  17. Massachusetts Secretary of State, "Official special election results," accessed April 16, 2014
  18. The New York Times, "State Lawmaker is Elected Mayor in Boston," November 5, 2013. Retrieved November 5, 2013.
  19. Boston Globe, "Daniel Hunt nominated for Martin Walsh seat," March 5, 2014
  20. Massachusetts Secretary of State, "Official special election results," accessed April 16, 2014
  21. Boston Herald, "Revere rep Reinstein leaving office to lobby for Boston Beer Co." January 2, 2014. accessed January 2, 2014
  22. Boston Globe, "Daniel Hunt nominated for Martin Walsh seat," March 5, 2014
  23. Massachusetts Secretary of State, "Official special election results," accessed April 16, 2014
  24. Massachusetts Secretary of State "Special Election Calendar," accessed April 3, 2014
  25. Massachusetts Secretary of State "Official candidate list," accessed April 3, 2014