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Steven Howitt

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Steven Howitt
Steven Howitt.jpg
Massachusetts House of Representatives, Fourth Bristol District
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 4
Base salary$60,032.60/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sBoston University School of Management
ProfessionExcavation Contractor
Office website
Campaign website
Steven Howitt is a Republican member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Fourth Bristol district. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Howitt graduated from the Boston University School of Management and earned his B.S. in Business Administration. His professional experience includes owning an excavation contracting business.


Campaign themes


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

Creating Jobs and Economic Growth

  • Excerpt:"I support legislation that cuts taxes, reduces regulations, and creates opportunities for business to develop, grow, and prosper."

Cutting Taxes and Eliminating Wasteful Spending

  • Excerpt:"I consistently support legislation that cuts taxes and wasteful spending in our state government."

Restoring Trust in State Government

  • Excerpt:"I support your interests by working to cut taxes, eliminate unnecessary state jobs, and oppose cuts in local aid that fund our schools, public safety, and public works."


  • Excerpt:"I support common sense Healthcare reforms."


  • Excerpt:"I am committed to unlocking the potential of every child. I believe in the importance of maintaining a world-class system of primary and secondary education."

Committee assignments


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

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Joint
Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development Joint
Transportation Joint


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Howitt 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. Steven Howitt was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election.[2]


See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

Howitt won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Fourth Bristol District. Howitt was unopposed in the September 6 Republican primary and defeated A. Keith Carreiro (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Fourth Bristol District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteven Howitt Incumbent 61.4% 11,961
     Democratic A. Keith Carreiro 38.6% 7,515
Total Votes 19,476


See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2010

Howitt won election to the Fourth Bristol seat in 2010. He defeated David Saad, Sr. in the September 14 Republican primary. He defeated Steven D'Amico (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

Massachusetts House of Representatives General Election, Fourth Bristol District (2010)
Candidates Votes
Steven D'Amico (D) 7,053
Green check mark transparent.png Steven Howitt (R) 8,441

Campaign donors


In 2010, Howitt raised $30,947 in contributions.[6]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Massachusetts Republican Party $2,859
Zugsmith, Rachel $1,000
Howitt, Pamela Tesler $1,000
Ball, Robert $1,000


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Howitt has a wife, Pam.[1]

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Preceded by
Steven D'Amico
Massachusetts House of Representatives Fourth Bristol District
Succeeded by