William Pignatelli

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William Pignatelli
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Massachusetts House of Representatives, Fourth Berkshire
Incumbent
In office
2003 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$60,032.60/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
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William Pignatelli is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Fourth Berkshire district. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Pignatelli served as a Berkshire County Commissioner from 1995 to 1999, and Lenox Selectman from 1992 to 2003.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Ways and Means
Higher Education Joint
Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development Joint
Ways and Means Joint

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Pignatelli 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. William Pignatelli is unopposed in the Democratic primary.

2012

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

Pignatelli won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Fourth Berkshire District. Pignatelli was unopposed in the September 6 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Fourth Berkshire District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Pignatelli Incumbent 82.1% 16,670
     Green Lee Laugenour 17.9% 3,624
Total Votes 20,294

2010

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2010

Pignatelli won election to the Fourth Berkshire seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Lee Scott Laugenor (GR) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Massachusetts House of Representatives General Election, Fourth Berkshire District (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png William Pignatelli (D) 11,279
Lee Scott Laugenor (Gr) 2,483

2008

On November 4, 2008, Pignatelli won re-election in the Massachusetts House of Representatives election for the Fourth Berkshire district.[5] In this election he raised $59,065; of that total $55,765 (94.4%) was from in state contributions and $3,300 (5.6%) was from out of state contributions.[6]

Massachusetts House of Representatives - Fourth Berkshire district
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png William Pignatelli (D) 17,633
All Others 69
Blanks 3,567

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Pignatelli received $80,755 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[7]

Massachusetts House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to William Pignatelli's campaign in 2010
Lloyd, David$1,000
Fletcher, Rachel$1,000
Teamsters Local 127$1,000
Maxymillian, James$1,000
Dellea, Eugene$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $80,755

2008

Pignatelli raised $59,065 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[8]

Donor Amount
Massachusetts Electrical Workers $1,000
Edward Linde $700
10 different donors $500

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2013-2014

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2013

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2011-2012

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Personal

Pignatelli has been a member of the Berkshire Red Cross Board of Directors and the Laurel Lake Preservation Association Board of Directors.[1]

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Preceded by
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Massachusetts House of Representatives Berkshire 4
2003–present
Succeeded by
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