Susan Gifford

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Susan Gifford
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Massachusetts House of Representatives, Second Plymouth
Incumbent
In office
2003 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$60,032.60/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2002
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sWestern Michigan University
Personal
BirthdayNovember 3, 1959
Place of birthSt. Joseph, Michigan
ProfessionInsurance Consultant
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Susan Williams Gifford (b. November 3, 1959) is a Republican member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Second Plymouth district. She was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Gifford served as a Selectman in the town of Wareham from 1999 to 2002. She also has served on the Wareham Republican Town Committee.

Biography

Gifford's professional experience includes working as a Claims Consultant for Insurance Overload Systems from 2000 to 2002.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Steering, Policy and Scheduling
Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Joint
Financial Services Joint

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Gifford served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

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 Susan Gifford was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election.[2]

2012

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

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

2010

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2010

Gifford won re-election to the Second Plymouth seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. She defeated David Smith (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

Massachusetts House of Representatives General Election, Second Plymouth District (2010)
Candidates Votes
David Smith (D) 5,331
Green check mark transparent.png Susan Gifford (R) 10,398

2008

On November 4, 2008, Gifford won re-election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Second Plymouth, unopposed.[6]

Gifford raised $32,129 for her campaign.[7]

Massachusetts State House of Representatives, Second Plymouth (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Susan Williams Gifford (R) 16,211
All Others 230
Blanks 5,590

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Gifford received $29,333 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[8]

Massachusetts House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Susan Gifford's campaign in 2010
Allberry, Marie$1,000
Piontek, Regina$1,000
Volpe, Paul$1,000
Allberry, Dale E$1,000
Morse, Barbara$950
Total Raised in 2010 $29,333

2008

Gifford raised $32,129 in the 2008 election cycle.

Her major contributors are listed below.[9]

Donor Amount
Marie Allberry $1,000
Ronal Turowetz $750
Paul Volpe $600
Nine different donors $500

Scorecards

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2013-2014

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2013

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2011-2012

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Personal

Gifford has been a member of the Wareham Land Trust, Buzzards Bay Village Association, Onset Bay Village Association, Barnstable County Republican Club, Cape Cod Republican Club, Plymouth County Republican Club, Caucus of Women Legislators, and the Manufactured Home Commission.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Massachusetts House of Representatives Plymouth 2
2003–present
Succeeded by
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