Andrea Nuciforo, Jr.

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Andrea Nuciforo, Jr.
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Massachusetts, District 1
Prior offices
Massachusetts State Senate
Bachelor'sUniversity of Massachusetts-Amherst
Master'sNew York University Stern School of Business
J.D.Boston University School of Law
Place of birthPittsfield, MA
ReligionRoman Catholic
Campaign website
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Andrea Nuciforo, Jr. was a 2012 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 1st Congressional District of Massachusetts.


Nuciforo was born and raised in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. He earned his B.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 1986. He went on to obtain his law degree from Boston University and his M.B.A. from New York University. For three years after law school, Nuciforo clerked for Chief Judge Frank H. Freedman of the United States District Court in Springfield. He served as a Massachusetts state Senator from 1997 to 2007. [1]



See also: Massachusetts' 1st congressional district elections, 2012

Nuciforo ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Massachusetts' 1st District. [2] Nuciforo lost to incumbent Richard Neal in the September 6, 2012 primary.[3]

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Nuciforo's reports.[4]

Andrea Nuciforo (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[5]March 31, 2012$136,606.89$42,624.71$(45,314.34)$133,917.26
July Quarterly[6]June 30, 2012$133,917.26$61,912.16$(66,646.80)$129,182.62
Running totals


Campaign themes


On his campaign website, Nuciforo listed six issues. They are:[7]

  • Term Limits
  • On his website, Nuciforo says, "Currently, those who serve in Congress can become lobbyists as soon as they walk down off of the Hill–a practice that diminishes public faith in our system. Nuciforo wants to put an end to this practice that only seeks to further entrench our leaders with their former colleagues."
  • Protecting Small Farms
  • On his website, Nuciforo says, "Small farms are an asset to our community and fundamental to ensuring food security. Nuciforo recognizes the importance of the local food movement and the need to establish a healthy and sustainable relationship with food."
  • Veteran's Policy
  • On his website, Nuciforo says, "As congressman, Nuciforo will work to guarantee quality health care for veterans, provide support for military families, and ensure that troops have access to education, training and counseling opportunities to succeed in civilian life upon their return home."
  • Environment
  • On his website, Nuciforo says, "As your Congressman, I will take my commitment to Washington where I will remain a vocal champion of environmental protection and stewardship, and use my experience to enact these priorities as legislation."
  • Standing up for Seniors
  • On his website, Nuciforo says, "To protect the interests of our senior citizens, I will fight to: defend Social Security, facilitate individual retirement savings, protect Medicare, and insure affordable access to prescription drugs."
  • Women's Rights
  • On his website, Nuciforo says, "Women in America today face challenges in the workplace and greater responsibilities at home. Nuciforo feels strongly about supporting and empowering women – in their workplace and their access to health care." [7]


Nuciforo has one son with his wife, Elena.[8]

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