Geraldo Alicea

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Geraldo Alicia
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Massachusetts House of Representatives Sixth Worcester
Former officeholder
In office
2007 - 2011
Geraldo Alicea was a Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He represented the Sixth Worcester from 2007 to 2011. He was defeated in the May 10, 2011 special election.

Alicea is a member of the Charlton Democratic Town Committee.[1]

The general election race between Alicea and Peter Durant (R) was declared a tie and a new election was called.[2] Superior Court Judge Richard Tucker ruled that one absentee ballot that had been discarded should count for Alicea, thus creating a tie at 6,587 votes each. Durant remained in office until a special election could be held.[2] The special election was held May 10, 2011, where Alicea was defeated by Peter Durant.[3]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Alicea was not appointed to any committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Alicea served on the following committees:

Campaign themes

Alicea's 2011 special election campaign site details his experience in various policy areas:

  • Economy & Jobs:
  • "Worked with DEP to ensure funding for Charlton Clean Water Revolving Fund. The town was awarded over $4.2 milliom to improve its water system."
  • "Voted for the Life Sciences Initiative and Green Jobs Act, both of which are stimulating job growth in Central Massachusetts."
  • Public Safety:
  • "Filed a bill prohibiting all junior operators from using any type of cell phone or text messaging device while driving. The language of the bill was included in “An Act Relative to Safe Driving” which was signed into law in 2010."
  • "Authored the new law that prohibits the sale or manufacture of dangerous “novelty lighters” in the Commonwealth. Working closely with local firefighters, this law will prohibit the lighters that have been the cause of many dangerous and often deadly fires throughout our state."
  • Education:
  • "Played a pivotal role in crafting the Education Reform Bill, the state’s largest and most comprehensive piece of education reform legislation since 1993."
  • "Worked with the Town of Southbridge and the Patrick Administration to save $1.7 million on the New Middle High/School Project."
  • Quality of Life:
  • "Secured a $737,000 reimbursement for Southbridge for the purchase of the Southbridge Community Center, the former armory in town."
  • "Worked with the Department of Environmental Protection to ensure funding for Charlton from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund. Charlton was awarded over $4.3 million to improve its water system."



See also: State legislative special elections, 2011;

Alicea defeated Democratic challenger, Joanne Powell, in the April 12 special primary.[4] However, he was defeated by his November opponent, Peter Durant, in the special election. Besides the race's original contenders, Robert Cirba and Peter Boria also ran as independents. Although neither was in strong contention for the seat, each garnered more than the 56 vote margin of victory.[5]


See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2010

Alicea ran for re-election to the Worcester seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. As of February 2011, a Massachusetts judge ruled the latest re-count of the November 2, 2010 race a tie. A new election was set for May 10, 2011, with a primary to take place on April 12, 2011. According to the Massachusetts Constitution, Alicea occupied the Sixth Worcester seat until a new election took place.[6]


On November 4, 2008, Alicea won re-election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Sixt Worcester, defeating opponent Ronald Chernisky (R).[7]

Alicea raised $101,747 for his campaign while Chernisky raised $57,820.[8]

Massachusetts State House of Representatives, Sixth Worcester (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Geraldo Alicea (D) 11,047
Ronald J. Chernisky (R) 7,223
All Others 26
Blanks 920

Campaign donors


Alicea raised $101,747 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[9]

Donor Amount
Massachusetts Democratic Party $19,510
Massachusetts Equality PAC $1,466
Five different donors $1,000



Committee to Elect Geraldo Alicea

PO Box 21

Charlton, MA 01507

Phone: 508-434-0235


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Political offices
Preceded by
Massachusetts House of Representatives Worcester 6
Succeeded by
Peter Durant