William McCarthy

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William McCarthy
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Candidate for
Massachusetts House of Representatives Fourteenth Worcester District
High schoolSouth High Community School
Bachelor'sAnna Maria College
Master'sClark University
Ph.D.Louisiana State University
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William McCarthy was a 2012 Republican candidate for Fourteenth Worcester District of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

McCarthy is a criminal justice educator at a number of colleges.[1]


Campaign themes

McCarthy's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Lower Taxes

  • Excerpt:"Keeping taxes under control is one of the biggest problems that our community currently faces, and will continue to face, for the foreseeable future."

Reform The EBT And Welfare System

  • Excerpt:"We want to make sure recipients are using them to provide necessities such as food and clothing not for alcohol, bail, tattoos, vacations, or in jewelry stores or for manicures."

Develop Job Opportunities

  • Excerpt:"Encourage economic development by working with small businesses which are the lifeblood to the State so that our economy’s job creators – can invest, hire or expand."



See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

McCarthy ran in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Fourteenth Worcester District. He was unopposed in the September 6 Republican primary and was defeated by incumbent James O'Day (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Fourteenth Worcester District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames O'Day Incumbent 61.2% 9,914
     Republican William McCarthy 30% 4,863
     Independent Winthrop Handy 8.8% 1,420
Total Votes 16,197


McCarthy and his wife Debora have three children.[4]

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