Robert Fennell

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Robert Fennell
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Massachusetts House of Representatives, Tenth Essex
Incumbent
In office
1995 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 19
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$60,032.60/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSalem State College
Personal
BirthdayJune 26, 1956
Place of birthLynn, Massachusetts
ProfessionOwner, Capitol Diner
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Robert F. Fennell (b. June 26, 1956) is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Tenth Essex district. He was first elected to the chamber in 1994.

Biography

Fennell's professional experience includes working as the owner of Capitol Diner.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets
Post Audit and Oversight
Ways and Means
Community Development and Small Business Joint
Ways and Means Joint

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

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 Robert Fennell was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unopposed in the general election.[2]

2012

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

Fennell won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Tenth Essex District. Fennell was unopposed in the September 6 Democratic primary and defeated Dwight Caufield (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Tenth Essex District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Fennell Incumbent 83% 10,739
     Republican Dwight Caufield 17% 2,201
Total Votes 12,940

2010

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2010

Fennell won re-election to the Tenth Essex seat in 2010. He was unopposed in the September 14 primary. He also faced no opposition in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

Massachusetts House of Representatives General Election, Tenth Essex District (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Fennell (D) 7,126

2008

On November 4, 2008, Fennell won re-election in the Massachusetts House of Representatives election for the Tenth Essex district.[6] In this election he raised $17,574; of that total $16,874 (96.0%) was from in state contributions and $700 (4.0%) was from out of state contributions.[7]

Massachusetts House of Representatives - Tenth Essex district
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Fennell (D) 9,893
All Others 113
Blanks 3,075

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Fennell received $10,684 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[8]

Massachusetts House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Robert Fennell's campaign in 2010
Thomas Mcgee$709
Teamsters Local 127$700
Massachusetts Laborers District Council$500
Massachusetts Federation Of Teachers$500
Sheet Metal Workers Local 17$500
Total Raised in 2010 $10,684

2008

Fennell raised $17,574 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[9]

Donor Amount
Ironworkers Local 7 $500
Brian Strasnick $500
Boston Police Patrolmens Association $500
Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts $500
Massachusetts Association of Realtors $300
Retired Public Employees $300

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2013-2014

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2013

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2011-2012

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Personal

Fennell has served as Chair of the Lynn Planning Board, Vice Chair of the Lynn Community Development Board, Vice President of the Lynn Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), and on the Board of Directors of the Lynn Chamber of Commerce. He is married to his wife, Odette.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Massachusetts House of Representatives Essex 10
1995–present
Succeeded by
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