Nick Collins

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Nick Collins
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Massachusetts State House, Fourth Suffolk District
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$60,032.60/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionMay 28, 2013
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Nicholas "Nick" Collins, Sr. is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Fourth Suffolk district. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Collins graduated from Boston Latin School, and earned a bachelor's degree in Business Management from Babson College. His professional experience includes working as a field director for Joe Biden's campaign, and member of Senator Jack Hart's staff.

Committee assignments


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

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Ways and Means
Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities Joint
Elder Affairs Joint
Ways and Means Joint


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



See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Massachusetts House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on September 9, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Carlo Basile was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Basile faces unenrolled candidate Celeste Ribeiro Myers in the general election.[1]


See also: State legislative special elections, 2013

Collins ran for election in the special election for Massachusetts State Senate First Suffolk District. The seat was vacant following Jack Hart's (D) resignation to take a job at a law firm. Collins was defeated by Linda Dorcena Forry in the April 30 Democratic primary. The general election took place on May 28, 2013.[2][3][4]


See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

Collins won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Fourth Suffolk District. Collins was unopposed in the September 6 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5]


See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2010

Collins won election to the Fourth Suffolk seat in 2010. He defeated Jacob Bombard, Michael McGee and Mark McGonagle in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated Patrick Brennan (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Massachusetts House of Representatives General Election, Fourth Suffolk District (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Nicholas Collins, Sr. (D) 9,421
Patrick Brennan (R) 3,424

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Collins raised $122,680 in contributions.[7]

His largest contributor was the Sheet Metal Workers Local 17, which donated $1,000 to his campaign.


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Preceded by
Brian Wallace
Massachusetts House of Representatives Fourth Suffolk District
Succeeded by