Robert Koczera

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Robert Koczera
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Massachusetts House of Representatives, Eleventh Bristol
Incumbent
In office
1989 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 25
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$60,032.60/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1988
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Master'sSuffolk University and Providence College
Personal
BirthdayNovember 25, 1953
Place of birthNew Bedford, Massachusetts
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Robert Koczera (b. November 25, 1953) is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Eleventh Bristol district. He was first elected to the chamber in 1988.

Koczera has been a member of the Democratic City Committee. He served on the New Bedford City Council from 1984 to 1989.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Ways and Means
Economic Development and Emerging Technologies Joint
Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Joint
Ways and Means Joint

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Koczera 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 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 Robert Koczera is unopposed in the Democratic primary.

2012

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

Koczera won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Eleventh Bristol District. Koczera 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

Koczera won re-election to the Eleventh Bristol seat in 2010. He defeated Sean Burke in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated Ivo Almeida (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Massachusetts House of Representatives General Election, Eleventh Bristol District (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Koczera (D) 7,041
Ivo Almeida (R) 3,525

2008

On November 4, 2008, Koczera won re-election in the Massachusetts House of Representatives election for the Eleventh Bristol district.[5] In this election he raised $30,859; of that total $29,743 (98.5%) was from in state contributions and $450 (1.5%) was from out of state contributions.[6]

Massachusetts House of Representatives - Eleventh Bristol district
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Koczera (D) 12,816
All Others 91
Blanks 3,154

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Koczera received $29,720 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[7]

Massachusetts House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Robert Koczera's campaign in 2010
Retired Public Employees$1,000
Paulo, Tobias$860
Camara, Michael$700
Electrical Workers Local 223$700
Chase, Joanne M$524
Total Raised in 2010 $29,720

2008

Koczera raised $30,859 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[8]

Donor Amount
Retired Public Employees $1,000
Massachusetts Laborers District Council $636
Massachusetts Association of Realtors $600
Electrical Workers Local 223 $600
Massachusetts Correction Officers Federated Union $500

Scorecards

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2013-2014

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2013

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2011-2012

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Personal

Koczera has been the president of Friends of Poland, Incorporated; and a member of the New Bedford Lions and Polish National Alliance Lodge 536.[1]

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Preceded by
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Massachusetts House of Representatives Bristol 11
1989–present
Succeeded by
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