Rhonda Nyman

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Rhonda Nyman
Rhonda L. Nyman.jpg
Massachusetts House of Representatives, Fifth Plymouth District
Former member
In office
2011 - 2015
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2010
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionCFO, Triangle Engineering
Campaign website
Rhonda Nyman is a former Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Fifth Plymouth district from 2010 to 2015.


Nyman attended Centenary College and Massasoit Community College. Her professional experience includes working as the Chief Financial Officer for Triangle Engineering in Hanover, Massachusetts.


Campaign themes


Nyman's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Jobs & The Economy

  • Excerpt: "In addition to working for our small businesses and paying attention to job growth, Rhonda is proud to have supported a comprehensive economic development and jobs bill that strengthens the innovation economy and invests in the Massachusetts workforce and infrastructure."

Our Communities

  • Excerpt: "Representative Nyman has supported 21st-century educational opportunities for our students, and she has worked closely with officials from the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) to ensure a smooth finish to our school building projects in Hanover and Rockland."


  • Excerpt: "With more and more of our friends, neighbors and family members returning home from fighting overseas, Representative Nyman has continued to ensure that veterans of all ages have access to the support programs, outreach centers, tax relief, workforce training and educational opportunities they need."

Caring for Our Seniors

  • Excerpt: "Representative Nyman joined her colleagues in the legislature in increasing the funding for the elder nutrition program which helps support Meals on Wheels and ensures that our seniors have the proper nutrition they need."

Affordable Housing Reform

  • Excerpt: "Rhonda will continue to work in conjunction with the town officials in helping them to secure their 40B requirement."

Committee assignments


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

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Ways and Means
Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Joint
Municipalities and Regional Government Joint
Ways and Means Joint


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Nyman served on the following committees:



See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014

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 Rhonda Nyman was unopposed in the Democratic primary. David DeCoste defeated Louis Valanzola in the Republican primary. DeCoste defeated Nyman in the general election.[2]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Fifth Plymouth District General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid DeCoste 50.1% 8,332
     Democratic Rhonda Nyman Incumbent 49.9% 8,283
Total Votes 16,615
Massachusetts House of Representatives, Fifth Plymouth District Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid DeCoste 50.6% 1,024
Louis Valanzola 49.4% 998
Total Votes 2,022


See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

Nyman won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Fifth Plymouth District. Nyman was unopposed in the September 6 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Fifth Plymouth District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRhonda Nyman Incumbent 57.9% 12,965
     Republican Korey Welch 42.1% 9,438
Total Votes 22,403


See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2010

Nyman won election to the Fifth Plymouth seat in 2010. Nyman replaced her husband, Robert Nyman, after his death on June 25, 2010. She had no primary competition. She defeated Korey Welch (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

Massachusetts House of Representatives General Election, Fifth Plymouth District (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Rhonda Nyman (D) 9,340
Korey Welch (R) 8,339

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Nyman is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Nyman raised a total of $79,188 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 20, 2013.[6]

Rhonda Nyman's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Massachusetts House, Fifth Plymouth Won $50,553
2010 Massachusetts House, Fifth Plymouth Won $28,635
Grand Total Raised $79,188


Nyman won re-election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Nyman raised a total of $50,553.


In 2010, Nyman raised $28,635 in contributions.[7]

Her largest contributor was the Massachusetts Democratic Party, which donated $2,000 to her campaign.


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Nyman is widowed and has two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Nyman (D)
Massachusetts House of Representatives Sixth Essex District
2011 - 2015
Succeeded by
David DeCoste (R)