|Massachusetts House of Representatives, Second Essex District|
|January 5, 2013 - Present|
|January 3, 2017|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Date of birth||February 23, 1964|
|Place of birth||Woburn, Massachusetts|
Mirra's professional experience includes owning a small business that specializes in advertising and publicity campaigns.
Mirra's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Restore Trust in our Government
- Excerpt:"Eliminate the ‘double dipping’ culture and restrict the unchecked accumulation of sick and vacation day payouts."
Strengthen our Economy
- Excerpt:"We need to change current business regulations to reduce red tape and simplify the process of doing business in our Commonwealth."
Taxes and Waste
- Excerpt:"We need to focus on reducing wasteful spending and eliminate the squandering of our financial resources."
- Excerpt:"We have a responsibility to provide the very best education to each and every child in our Commonwealth. Education is the foundation of the future success of each child and assures the continued growth and prosperity of our state."
- Excerpt:"Our Commonwealth needs to be fully compliant with the Secure Communities program which would allow Massachusetts Law Enforcement to use simple fingerprinting to identify and report dangerous illegal alien criminals to the appropriate Federal Agency."
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Mirra served on the following committees:
|Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Community Development and Small Businesses Joint|
|• Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy Joint|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Mirra served on the following committees:
|Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Community Development and Small Business Joint|
|• Health Care Financing Joint|
|• Telecommunication, Utilities and Energy Joint|
Elections for the office of Massachusetts House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on September 9, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Leonard Mirra defeated Edward Watson in the Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election.
Mirra won election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Second Essex District. He defeated Gary Fowler and Robert Cronin in the September 6 Republican primary and defeated Barry Fogel (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Massachusetts House of Representatives, Second Essex District, General Election, 2012|
|Massachusetts House of Representatives, Second Essex District Republican Primary, 2012|
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- Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance: 2013-2014 Scorecard
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- Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters: 2013 Scorecard
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Mirra has two children.
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- Office website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Leonard Mirra on Facebook
- Leonard Mirra on Twitter
- "lennymirra," Official Campaign Website
- Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, "2014 State Primary Candidates," accessed September 9, 2014
- 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
- AP "Massachusetts - Summary Vote Results," accessed September 6, 2012
- Project Vote Smart, "Representative Lenny Mirra's Biography." Retrieved May 24, 2013
Harriett Stanley (D)
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