|Massachusetts House of Representatives, Fifteenth Middlesex|
|1995 - present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||19|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Master's||New York University, 1971 and Brandeis University, 1973|
|Place of birth||New York, NY|
|Profession||Director, 'A New Public Education', Brandeis University|
Kaufman has served as a member of the Lexington Town Meeting.
Kaufman's professional experience includes serving as Director of 'A New Public Education' at Brandeis University, Strategic Planning Consultant for Jay R. Kaufman Associates, Executive Director of Massachusetts Bay Consortium, and an Education Specialist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kaufman served on the following committees:
|Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Revenue Joint, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kaufman served on the following committees:
|Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Revenue Joint, Chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kaufman served on the following committees:
|Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Revenue Joint, Chair|
Kaufman was a member of a bipartisan group organized by the National Conference of Legislatures called the Task Force on Federal Deficit Reduction (TFFDR). Consisting of 23 state lawmakers from 17 states, the group went to Capitol Hill on September 21, 2011 to urge the Congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to cut the nation's debt but not impose severe budget cuts on the states.
TFFDR urged the Committee to consider new revenue as a possibility, instead of just focusing on budget cuts as House Speaker John Boehner had proposed. The group specifically proposed passage of the "Main Street Fairness Act," which would allow states to tax online retailers.
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. Incumbent Jay Kaufman is unopposed in the Democratic primary.
Kaufman won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Fifteenth Middlesex District. Kaufman was unopposed in the September 6 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Massachusetts House of Representatives General Election, Fifteenth Middlesex District (2010)|
|Jay Kaufman (D)||12,332|
On November 4, 2008, Kaufman won re-election in the Massachusetts House of Representatives election for the Fifteenth Middlesex district. In this election he raised $34,856; of that total $33,606 (96.4%) was from in state contributions and $1,250 (3.6%) was from out of state contributions.
|Massachusetts House of Representatives - Second Hampshire district|
|Jay Kaufman (D)||15,299|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Kaufman received $31,593 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.
|Massachusetts House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jay Kaufman's campaign in 2010|
|Retired Public Employees||$500|
|Massachusetts Police Association||$500|
|Massachusetts Correction Officers Federated Union||$500|
|State Police Association Of Massachusetts||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$31,593|
Kaufman raised $34,856 in the 2008 election cycle.
His major contributors are listed below.
|Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts||$1,000|
|Massachusetts Organization of State Engineers & Scientists||$1,000|
|Massachusetts Police Association||$1,000|
|Massachusetts Federation of Teachers||$1,000|
|Boston Teachers Union||$1,000|
|1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East||$1,000|
|Alan D. Solomont||$1,000|
|Boston Carmens Union Local 589||$1,000|
|Retired Public Employees||$1,000|
Kaufman has been involved with Environmental Business Council, Massachusetts Water Supply Citizens Advisory Committee, Small Business Association of New England, and WGBN.
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- Massachusetts House of Representatives
- House Committees
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- Massachusetts state legislative districts
- Massachusetts State Legislature
- Office website
- Kaufman's website
- Profile from Open States
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- Jay Kaufman on LinkedIn
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Kaufman
- National Conference of State Legislatures, "Task Force on Federal Deficit Reduction," accessed May 15, 2014
- Stateline, "State legislators want revenue on table in debt talks," September 22, 2011
- Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, "2012 State Primary Results," accessed February 13, 2014
- Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, "Return of Votes - For Massachusetts State Election - November 6, 2012," accessed February 13, 2014
- Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, "Return of Votes - For Massachusetts State Election - November 2, 2010," accessed February 13, 2014
- Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, "Return of Votes For Massachusetts State Election - November 4, 2008," accessed March 18, 2014
- Follow the Money 2008
- Follow the Money, "Massachusetts 2010 - Candidates," accessed February 13, 2014
- Massachusetts House donor numbers
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