|Office website:||Official Link|
|2013 FY Budget:||$305,236,877|
|Length of term:||4 years|
|Authority:||Title 2, Chapter 10, Section 1 of the General Laws of Massachusetts|
|Assumed office:||January 19, 2011|
|Next election:||November 6, 2018|
|Last election:||November 4, 2014|
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The treasurer is responsible for maintaining the state funds by investing and maintaining the state budget. The department is divided into seven divisions, abandoned property, board of retirement, the water pollution abatement trust, debt management, deferred compensation, financial education and cash management.
The treasurer is elected every four years.
The current treasurer of Massachusetts is Steven Grossman, a Democrat elected in 2010. Grossman sworn into office on January 19, 2011, for his first four-year term expiring in January of 2015. Grossman did not run for re-election in 2014.
The position of state treasurer is established in Title 2, Chapter 10, Section 1 of the General Laws of Massachusetts:
"There shall be a department of the state treasurer, under his supervision and control, organized as provided in this chapter. "
According to Article XVII of the Massachusetts Constitution, an executive officer of the commonwealth must "have been an inhabitant of this commonwealth five years next preceding his election or appointment."
Massachusetts elects treasurers statewide every four years.
|Massachusetts Treasurer, 2014|
|Election Results via New York Times. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.|
If the office of the treasurer becomes vacant during annual or special session of the general court, the public elects a successor, otherwise, "it shall be supplied by the governor by appointment, with the advice and consent of the council."
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The Office of the Treasurer's budget for the 2013 fiscal year was $305,236,877.
In 2013, the Treasurer's salary remained at $130,916.
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Massachusetts State Treasurer's Office
State House, Room 227
Boston MA, 02133
- The Official Website of the Treasurer and Receiver General of Massachusetts, "Treasurer Steven Grossman," accessed September 18, 2012
- Massachusetts Legislature, "General Laws - Title 2, Chapter 10, Section 1," accessed July 16, 2013
- Massachusetts Legislature, "Constitution," accessed September 18, 2012
- The Massachusetts Legislature, "FY 2013 Final Budget," accessed June 27, 2013
- Council of State Governments, Table 4.11 Selected State Administrative Officials:Annual Salaries, accessed January 24, 2014
- The Council of State Governments, "The Book of States 2010 Table 4.11," accessed June 25, 2011