Daniel Botelho

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Daniel Botelho
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Massachusetts, District 9
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Daniel Botelho was a 2012 Independent candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 9th Congressional District of Massachusetts.

Botelho was defeated by Democratic incumbent William Keating on November 6, 2012.[1]


Botelho earned his undergraduate degree in Finance and Economics from UMass Dartmouth. As a senior, he landed an internship with Putnam Investments. He currently works as a financial reporting analyst, where he tracks and reports on funds that are heavily traded in derivatives.[2]



See also: Massachusetts' 9th Congressional District elections, 2012

Botelho ran for the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Massachusetts' 9th District. Botelho ran as the Independent candidate. In the November general elections, he faced the winner of the Democratic primary, William Keating, and the winner of the Republican primary, Christopher Sheldon.

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 9 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Keating Incumbent 55.1% 212,754
     Republican Christopher Sheldon 30.2% 116,531
     Independent Daniel Botelho 8.5% 32,655
     N/A All Others 0.1% 465
     N/A Blank Votes 6.1% 23,394
Total Votes 385,799
Source: Massachusetts Secretary of State "Return of Votes"

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