|Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts|
|January 8, 2015 - present|
|Years in position||0|
|Predecessor||Tim Murray (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 4, 2014|
|Massachusetts House of Representatives Eleventh Worcester|
|Bachelor's||Boston College (1988) (Management)|
|J.D.||New England School of Law (1991)|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Political career
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Recent news
- 6 See also
- 7 External links
- 8 References
Polito ran on the Republican ticket with Charles D. Baker, who announced Polito as his lieutenant governor pick on December 3, 2013. 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.
Polito earned her bachelor's degree in management from Boston College in 1988 and her J.D. from the New England School of Law in 1991.
Polito worked as an attorney prior to her election. She served as Commissioner of the Massachusetts State Lottery from 1999-2000. Polito was a Shrewsbury Town Meeting Member from 1993-2000 and Shrewsbury Selectman from 1995-1998.
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.
- B.S., management - Boston College (1988)
- J.D. - New England School of Law (1991)
Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts (2015-present)
Massachusetts House of Representatives (2001-2011)
Polito represented the Eleventh Worcester District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 2001-2011.
- Ways and Means
- Mental Health and Substance Abuse Joint Committee
- State Administration and Regulatory Oversight Joint Committee
- Labor and Workforce Development Joint Committee
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. 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.
|Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 2014|
|Republican||Charles 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|
|Election Results via Massachusetts Secretary of State.|
Polito did not run for re-election in 2010.
Polito raised $110,247 for her campaign.
|Massachusetts State House of Representatives, Eleventh Worcester (2008)|
|Karyn E. Polito (R)||17,241|
Polito raised $110,247 in the 2008 election cycle.
Her major contributors are listed below.
|Joseph J. Cariglia||$750|
|Joseph A. Polito Jr.||$700|
|Michael D. Cimini||$600|
|John G. Preston||$550|
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- Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts official website
- Massachusetts House of Representatives - Rep. Karyn Polito
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- Karyn Polito's 2010 campaign website
- Karyn Polito on Facebook
- Karyn Polito on Twitter
- Karyn Polito's YouTube Channel
- Governor of Massachusetts, "Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito," accessed January 8, 2015
- Boston.com, Charlie Baker names Karyn Polito as his running mate - See more at: http://www.boston.com/politicalintelligence/2013/12/03/baker-name-polito-his-running-mate/upzxxdxynXJx6scb1Zt6YP/story.html#sthash.rua3LHht.dpuf, December 3, 2013
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Polito
- MetroWest Daily News, "Rep. Karyn Polito to run for state treasurer," March 2, 2010
- Karyn Polito for Lieutenant Governor 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed December 31, 2013
- Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, "Return of Votes - For Massachusetts State Election - November 4, 2008," accessed February 13, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Massachusetts 2008 - General Election Results," accessed February 13, 2014
- Massachusetts House donor numbers
Tim Murray (D)
|Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
| Succeeded by|
|Massachusetts House of Representatives Worcester 11
| Succeeded by|
Matthew Beaton (R)
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