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Thomas Kennedy
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Massachusetts State Senate, Second Plymouth and Bristol
Incumbent
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$60,032.60/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Massachusetts House of Representatives
1982-2009
Brockton City Council
1978-1985
Education
Bachelor'sStonehill College
Master'sHarvard University
Personal
BirthdayAugust 15, 1951
Place of birthBrockton, Massachusetts
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Thomas P. Kennedy (b. August 15, 1951) is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts State Senate, representing the Second Plymouth and Bristol district. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Kennedy served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1982 to 2008.

Kennedy has served as the chair of the Brockton Ward 2 Democratic Committee, member of the Brockton City Council, and Brockton City Ombudsman.

Biography

Kennedy earned his bachelor's degree from Stonehill College and his M.P.A. from Harvard University.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Ways and Means
Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Joint, Chair
Housing Joint, Vice-chair
Public Service Joint
Revenue Joint
Transportation Joint, Vice-chair
Ways and Means Joint

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kennedy served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kennedy served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Massachusetts State Senate 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 Marc Pacheco was unopposed in the Democratic primary. David Rosa was unopposed in the Republican primary.[2]

2012

See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2012

Kennedy won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts State Senate Second Plymouth and Bristol District. Kennedy was unopposed in the September 6 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

2010

See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2010

Kennedy won re-election to the Second Plymouth and Bristol District seat in 2010. He had no opposition. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Massachusetts State Senate - Second Plymouth and Bristol District
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Thomas Kennedy (D) 34,832
All Others 423
Blanks 13,921

2008

On November 4, 2008, Kennedy won the Senate election for the Second Plymouth and Bristol district.[5] In this election he raised $76,113; of that total $72,440 (95.7%) was from in state contributions and $3,245 (4.3%) was from out of state contributions.[6]

Massachusetts State Senate - Second Plymouth and Bristol district
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Thomas Kennedy (D) 50,982
All Others 360
Blanks 16,483

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Kennedy received $53,538 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

Massachusetts State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Thomas Kennedy (Massachusetts)'s campaign in 2010
Kennedy, Catherine$1,000
Beer Distributors Of Massachusetts$1,000
Retired Public Employees$1,000
Massachusetts Association Of Realtors$800
Professional Fire Fighters Of Massachusetts$700
Total Raised in 2010 $53,538

2008

In 2008 Thomas Kennedy collected $76,113 in donations.[8]

His four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Boston Police Partolmen's Association $1,000
Retired Public Employees $800
Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts $800
Paul Davis $750

Scorecards

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2013-2014

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2013

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2011-2012

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Personal

Kennedy was born and raised in Brockton, Massachusetts. He has been involved with a number of organizations, including the Brockton Area Association of Retarded Citizens, Fuller Art Museum, Independent Associates, Ireland's Own, Knights of Columbus, M.A.M.I., New England Board of Higher Education, New England Sinai Hospital, Oblates Mission Club, Saint Joseph Manor, and the Stonehill College Martin Institute.

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Preceded by
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Massachusetts State Senate Second Plymouth and Bristol
2009–present
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