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Michael Rodrigues
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Massachusetts State Senate, First Bristol and Plymouth District
Incumbent
In office
January 5, 2011 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$60,032.60/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Massachusetts House of Representatives
1996-2010
Education
Bachelor'sSoutheastern Massachusetts University, 1983
Personal
BirthdayMay 30, 1959
Place of birthFall River, Massachusetts
ProfessionPresident/Treasurer, ABC Floor Covering
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Michael J. Rodrigues (b. May 30, 1959) is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts State Senate, representing the First Bristol and Plymouth district. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Rodrigues served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Eighth Bristol District from 1996 to 2011. He has served as a member of the Westport Democratic Town Committee, Massachusetts Legislators Association, and the State Workforce Investment Board.

Biography

Rodrigues earned his B.S. from Southeastern Massachusetts University. His professional experience includes working as President and Treasurer of ABC Floor Covering.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Rodrigues served on the following committees:

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Community Development and Small Business Joint
Elder Affairs Joint
Financial Services Joint
Higher Education Joint
Public Service Joint, Vice-chair
Revenue Joint, Chair
State Administration and Regulatory Oversight Joint

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rodrigues served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Rodrigues served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Massachusetts State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on September 9, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Michael Rodrigues was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Derek Maksy was unopposed in the Republican primary. Rodriguez faces Maksy in the general election.[1]

2012

See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2012

Rodrigues won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts State Senate First Bristol and Plymouth District. Rodrigues defeated David P. Meade, Jr. in the September 6 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Massachusetts State Senate, First Bristol and Plymouth District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Rodrigues Incumbent 76.3% 9,401
David Meade, Jr. 23.7% 2,925
Total Votes 12,326

2010

See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2010

Rodrigues won election to the First Bristol and Plymouth seat in 2010. He defeated Lorne Lawless, John Mitchell and Michael Coogan in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated Derek Maksy in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Massachusetts State Senate - First Bristol and Plymouth District
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Rodrigues (D) 29,994
Derek Maksy (R) 18,260
All Others 14
Blanks 3,102

2008

On November 4, 2008, Rodrigues won re-election for the Massachusetts House of Representatives election for the Eighth Bristol district.[3] In this election he raised $174,083-; of that total $155,549- (91.9%) was from in state contributions and $13,760- (8.1%) was from out of state contributions.[4]

Massachusetts House of Representatives - Eighth Bristol district
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Rodrigues (D) 12,637
All Others 8
Blanks 3,744

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Rodrigues raised $223,036 in contributions.[5]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Rodrigues, Michael J $5,000
Cordeiro, Rui $1,000
New Car Auto Dealers Association $1,000
Massachusetts Correction Officers Federated Union $1,000

2008

Rodrigues raised $174,083 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[6]

Donor Amount
Massachusetts Police Association $1,000
Massachusetts Credit Union League $1,000
Massachusetts New Car Dealer Association $1,000
Associated Builders & Contractors $1,000
Brown Rudnick $1,000
Anthony F. Cordeiro $950

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2013-2014

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2013

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2011-2012

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Personal

Rodrigues and his wife, Patricia, have two children. He has been involved with the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth Alumni Association and the Westport Lions Club.

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
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Massachusetts House of Representatives Bristol 8
1996–2011
Succeeded by
Paul Schmid III