|Massachusetts Auditor of the Commonwealth|
|January 19, 2011 - present|
|Years in position||4|
|Predecessor||A. Joseph DeNucci (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 2010|
|Massachusetts Secretary of Labor|
|Massachusetts House of Representatives|
|Place of birth||Whitman, Massachusetts|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Political Career
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Contact Information
- 6 Personal
- 7 Recent news
- 8 See also
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Bump grew up in Whitman, Massachusetts. During her college career, she commuted and worked her way through school. Following her graduation, she worked as a legislative aide. She would go on to serve in her first elected position as a Representative in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Following her tenure as a state representative, she spent time in the private sector. In 2007, Governor Deval Patrick appointed her to serve on his cabinet as his labor secretary. She resigned from her cabinet position to run for auditor of the commonwealth in 2009.
Bump holds a bachelor's degree from Boston College and law degree from Suffolk University Law School.
- Bachelor's degree, Boston College
- Juris Doctor, Suffolk University Law School
Auditor of the Commonwealth (2011 - present)
Wrongful termination lawsuit
A lawsuit was filed in district court on August 6, 2014, accusing Bump of forcing former deputy auditor Laura Marlin to resign following accusations by Marlin that the auditor was using state resources for her re-election campaign. Marlin, who served as Bump's campaign manager in 2010, made the following accusations:
- Bump held a "campaign-related meeting" with labor representatives in the auditor's office.
- Bump instructed Marlin to contact the political director for a labor organization during an independent audit.
- Bump instructed a state representative to pick up nominating papers from the auditor's office rather than a personal or campaign office.
Bump responded to the lawsuit by arguing that Marlin's claims lack merit, and her work as auditor has never been affected by outside organizations. She did not discuss why Marlin was asked to resign.
In November 2012, Bump dismissed rumors that she was exploring a bid for Governor of Massachusetts in 2014. She ran for re-election as auditor.
Bump was unopposed for the Democratic nomination in the September 9 primary, and faced Patricia Saint Aubin (R) and MK Merelice Green-Rainbow Party in the general election. The general election took place November 4, 2014.
|Massachusetts Auditor, 2014|
|Democratic||Suzanne Bump Incumbent||57.7%||1,146,987|
|Republican||Patricia Saint Aubin||38.1%||757,213|
|Election Results via Massachusetts Secretary of State.|
|Massachusetts Auditor of the Commonwealth (2010)|
|Suzanne Bump (D)||1,027,710|
|Mary Connaughton (R)||982,113|
|Nathanael Alexander Fortune (Green-Rainbow)||108,997|
Comprehensive donor information for Bump is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Bump raised a total of $1,554,066 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 11, 2013.
|Suzanne Bump's Campaign Contribution History|
|Grand Total Raised||$1,554,066|
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|Suzanne Bump's Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$1,016,869|
|Top 5 contributors||Suzanne Bump||$135,000|
|Commonwealth of Massachusetts Elections Fund||$100,560|
|State Election Campaign Fund||$72,169|
|Commonwealth of Massachusetts Election Funds||$43,080|
Office of the State Auditor, Executive Office
Boston, MA 02133
Bump married her husband, Paul McDevitt, in 1980.
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- Massachusetts Auditor of the Commonwealth Suzanne Bump
- Suzanne Bump's Campaign Website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Suzanne Bump's Campaign Website About Suzanne, accessed on October 11, 2012
- Suzanne Bump to resign as labor secretary Patriot Ledger, November 30, 2009
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- The Berkshire Eagle, "Mass. Auditor Bump: I didn't mix business, politics," August 7, 2014
- Boston Globe, "Murray adds to the buzz over 2014 governor’s race," November 15, 2012
- The Phoenix, "The Gathering Storm," November 7, 2012
- Massachusetts Secretary of State, "November 2010 General Election Results," accessed May 18, 2011
- Follow the Money, "Career fundraising for Suzanne M. Bump," accessed July 11, 2013
- Follow the Money.org
A. Joseph DeNucci (D)
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