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Michael Costello

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Michael Costello
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Massachusetts House of Representatives, First Essex
Incumbent
In office
2003 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$61,133/year
Per diem$10 - $100/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSalem State College
J.D.Suffolk University Law School, 1996
Personal
BirthdayMay 7, 1965
Place of birthLynn, Massachusetts
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Michael A. Costello (b. May 7, 1965) is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the First Essex district. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Biography

Costello's professional experience includes working as an attorney both in private practice and as a principal partner at Marris and Costello, LLP; he was previously an Assistant District Attorney for Essex County from 1997 to 2000, and Program Director of the Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Association from 1990 to 1993.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Costello served on the following committees:

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Financial Services Joint, Chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Costello served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Costello served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

Costello won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives First Essex District. Costello was unopposed in the September 6 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

2010

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2010

Costello won re-election to the First Essex seat in 2010. He was unopposed in the September 14 primary. He defeated Valentino Troyli (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Massachusetts House of Representatives General Election, First Essex District (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Michael Costello (D) 11,289
Valentino Troyli (R) 6,047

2008

On November 4, 2008, Costello won re-election in the Massachusetts House of Representatives election for the First Essex district.[5] In this election he raised $97,047; of that total $89,347 (92.1%) was from in state contributions, $6,950 (7.2%) was from out of state contributions, and $750 (0.8%) was from unknown sources.[6]

Massachusetts House of Representatives - First Essex district
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Michael Costello (D) 17,037
All Others 272
Blanks 6,428

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Costello received $130,590 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[7]


2008

Costello raised $97,047 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[8]

Donor Amount
Rachel Hickey $1,000
State Police Association of Massachusetts PAC ID80232 $1,000
Massachusetts Correction Officers Federated Union $1,000
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Police Association $1,000
Beer Distributors of Massachusetts $1,000

Personal

Costello has been a member of the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce, Link House Programs Board of Directors, Massachusetts Bar Association, and the Northern Essex Mental Health Board of Directors; and a corporate member of Opportunity Works.[1]

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Preceded by
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Massachusetts House of Representatives Essex 1
2003–present
Succeeded by
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