Massachusetts state legislative special elections, 2014

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As of December 2014, seven seats have been vacated in the Massachusetts State Legislature in 2014. All seven have been filled. The following districts had vacancies this year:

How vacancies are filled

If there is a vacancy in the Massachusetts General Court, a special election must be conducted to fill the vacant seat. The election must be held on the next regularly scheduled date on the election calendar.[1] Local governments who conduct special elections receive reimbursement from the State Treasurer's office for all costs incurred.[2]

Partisan breakdown

Note: These tables are updated any time there is a change in the chamber.

The current partisan breakdown of the Senate is as follows:

Party As of December 2014
     Democratic Party 36
     Republican Party 4
Total 40

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of December 2014
     Democratic Party 125
     Republican Party 29
     Vacancy 6
Total 160

Special elections

January 7, 2014



April 1, 2014



April 29, 2014



See also

References

  1. Massachusetts General Court, "General Laws," accessed May 22, 2014 (Referenced Section Chapter 50, Section 6A)
  2. Massachusetts General Court, "General Laws," accessed May 22, 2014 (Referenced Section Chapter 3: Section 10A)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 sec.state.ma.us, "Official candidate list," accessed November 13, 2013
  4. thesunchronicle.com, "Dooley wins by landslide in 9th Norfolk District state rep. race," January 7, 2014
  5. Massachusetts Secretary of State, "Official special election results," accessed April 16, 2014
  6. Boston Globe, "State Rep. Dan Winslow stepping down, joining software firm," September 16, 2013. Retrieved September 18, 2013.
  7. Business Wire, "Rimini Street Appoints Daniel B. Winslow as General Counsel," September 16, 2013. Retrieved September 18, 2013.
  8. thesunchronicle.com, "Special election to fill state rep seat to be held Jan. 7," September 30, 2013
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 malden.patch.com, "Lewis Defeats Medeiros for State Senate Seat," April 1, 2014
  10. Massachusetts Secretary of State, "Official special election results," accessed April 16, 2014
  11. winchester.patch.com, "Lewis, Medeiros Win Special State Senate Primaries," March 4, 2014
  12. sec.state.ma.us, "Special election calendar," accessed December 13, 2013
  13. Massachusetts Secretary of State, "Official special election results," accessed April 16, 2014
  14. 14.0 14.1 masslive.com, "Special election to fill Don Humason's former 4th Hampden District House seat set," December 30, 2013
  15. Boston Globe, "Daniel Hunt nominated for Martin Walsh seat," March 5, 2014
  16. Massachusetts Secretary of State, "Official special election results," accessed April 16, 2014
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 Boston Globe, "Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh announces six Cabinet appointments," January 7, 2014. accessed January 9, 2014
  18. Boston Globe, "Daniel Hunt nominated for Martin Walsh seat," March 5, 2014
  19. Massachusetts Secretary of State, "Official special election results," accessed April 16, 2014
  20. The New York Times, "State Lawmaker is Elected Mayor in Boston," November 5, 2013. Retrieved November 5, 2013.
  21. Massachusetts Secretary of State, "Official special election results," accessed April 16, 2014
  22. Boston Globe, "Daniel Hunt nominated for Martin Walsh seat," March 5, 2014
  23. Massachusetts Secretary of State "Special Election Calendar," accessed April 3, 2014
  24. Massachusetts Secretary of State "Official candidate list," accessed April 3, 2014