|Massachusetts State Senate, Third Middlesex District|
|January 5, 2013 - present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Massachusetts State Senate|
|1987 - 1994|
|J.D.||Northeastern University School of Law|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Barrett served on the following committees:
|Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities Joint, Chair|
|• Health Care Financing Joint|
|• Labor and Workforce Development Joint, Vice-chair|
|• Public Service Joint|
|• State Administration and Regulatory Oversight Joint|
|• Veterans and Federal Affairs Joint|
Elections for the office of Massachusetts State Senate will consist of a primary election on September 9, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Mike Barrett is unopposed in the Democratic primary. Sandi Martinez is unopposed in the Republican primary.
Barrett won election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts State Senate Third Middlesex District. He defeated Alexander Buck, Mara Dolan, Joe Kearns Goodwin, and Joseph Mullin in the Democratic primary on September 6 and defeated Sandra Martinez (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Massachusetts State Senate, Third Middlesex District, General Election, 2012|
|Massachusetts State Senate, Third Middlesex District Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Joe Kearns Goodwin||32.8%||4,819|
In 2012, Barrett received $207,614 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.
|Massachusetts House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Mike Barrett's campaign in 2012|
|Barrett, Michael J||$80,310|
|Barrett, John H||$1,000|
|Barrett, M Kathryn||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$$207,614|
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Barrett and his wife have two children.
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- Massachusetts State Senate
- Senate Committees
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- Massachusetts state legislative districts
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- Office website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Mike Barrett on Twitter
- Barrettforstatesenate.org, "About Mike," accessed August 14, 2012
- 2012 State Primary Candidate List, "Massachusetts Secretary of State," accessed June 26, 2012
- 2012 Massachusetts Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- AP "Massachusetts - Summary Vote Results," accessed September 7, 2012
- Follow the Money, "Massachusetts 2012 - Candidates," accessed June 18, 2014
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed June 2, 2014
Susan Fargo (D)
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