Karyn Polito

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Karyn Polito
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Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
Officer-elect
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Massachusetts House of Representatives Eleventh Worcester
2001-2011
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
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Karyn Polito is the lieutenant governor-elect for Massachusetts. She ran on the Republican ticket with Charles D. Baker, who announced Polito as his lieutenant governor pick on December 3, 2013.[1] She and Baker faced the Democratic ticket of Martha Coakley and Steve Kerrigan and three Independent tickets in the general election on November 4, 2014. Karyn Polito won the general election on November 4, 2014.

Polito is an attorney. She served as Commissioner of the Massachusetts State Lottery from 1999-2000, was a Shrewsbury Town Meeting Member from 1993-2000, and Shrewsbury Selectman from 1995-1998.[2]

She is a member of the Corridor Nine Chamber of Commerce, Shrewsbury Education Foundation, Shrewsbury League of Women Voters, University of Massachusetts Memorial Foundation Board of Directors, and the Worcester County Bar Association.[3]

Committee assignments

Elections

2014

See also: Massachusetts Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Polito ran for election to the office of Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts. Polito was uncontested for the Republican nomination in the primary on September 9, 2014.[4][1] She and gubernatorial running mate Charles D. Baker faced the Democratic ticket of Martha Coakley and Steve Kerrigan and three Independent tickets in the general election. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Results

Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCharles D. Baker/Karyn Polito 48.4% 1,044,573
     Democratic Martha Coakley/Steve Kerrigan 46.5% 1,004,408
     United Independent Evan Falchuk/Angus Jennings 3.3% 71,814
     Independent Scott Lively/Shelly Saunders 0.9% 19,378
     Independent Jeffrey McCormick/Tracy Post 0.8% 16,295
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.1% 1,858
Total Votes 2,158,326
Election Results via Massachusetts Secretary of State.

2010

Polito did not run for re-election in 2010.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Polito won re-election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Eleventh Worcester, unopposed.[5]

Polito raised $110,247 for her campaign.[6]

Massachusetts State House of Representatives, Eleventh Worcester (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Karyn E. Polito (R) 17,241
All Others 93
Blanks 4,037

Campaign donors

2008

Polito raised $110,247 in the 2008 election cycle.

Her major contributors are listed below.[7]

Donor Amount
Joseph J. Cariglia $750
Joseph A. Polito Jr. $700
Michael D. Cimini $600
John G. Preston $550

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Massachusetts House of Representatives Worcester 11
2001–2011
Succeeded by
Matthew Beaton (R)