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  }}{{tnr}}'''Carlos Henriquez''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Massachusetts House of Representatives]], representing the Fifth Suffolk district.  He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
 
  }}{{tnr}}'''Carlos Henriquez''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Massachusetts House of Representatives]], representing the Fifth Suffolk district.  He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
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Henriquez was sentenced to six months in prison for assault and battery charges stemming from [[Carlos Henriquez#Controversies|a July 2012 incident]] involving a woman he was dating.  Calls for his resignation followed the conviction.<ref name=wwlp/>
  
 
==Biography==
 
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==Controversies==
 
==Controversies==
===Kidnapping and other charges===
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===Assault and battery charges===
On July 9, 2012, local authorities arrested Henriquez on domestic kidnapping and witness intimidation charges, stating that he could eventually be charged with assault. An unnamed Boston woman accused him of holding her in his car against her will, and claimed that Henriquez punched her when she attempted to leave. He was let free after posting a $1,000 cash bail, and pleaded not guilty in Roxbury District Court.<ref>[http://bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/20220709shock_as_hub_rep_arrested_in_domestic_assault/srvc=home&position=4 ''Boston Herald'' "Shock as Boston rep arrested in domestic assault," accessed July 10, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1061144696&srvc=rss ''Boston Herald'' "Rep. Henriquez launches defense via social media," accessed July 10, 2012]</ref>  Prosecutors eventually dropped the kidnapping charge.<ref>[http://www.boston.com/metrodesk/2012/09/20/rep-carlos-henriquez-will-not-indicted-kidnapping-charge-but-assault-case-still-pending/rcBSIEzNuqOHZhsPaXvVgM/story.html ''boston.com,'' "Kidnapping charge dropped against Rep. Carlos Henriquez, other charges still pending," September 20, 2012]</ref>
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On July 9, 2012, local authorities arrested Henriquez on domestic kidnapping and witness intimidation charges, stating that he could eventually be charged with assault. Katherine Gonzalves, whom Henriquez was dating at the time, accused him of holding her in his car against her will, and claimed that Henriquez punched her when she attempted to leave. He was let free after posting a $1,000 cash bail, and pleaded not guilty in Roxbury District Court.<ref>[http://bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/20220709shock_as_hub_rep_arrested_in_domestic_assault/srvc=home&position=4 ''Boston Herald'' "Shock as Boston rep arrested in domestic assault," accessed July 10, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1061144696&srvc=rss ''Boston Herald'' "Rep. Henriquez launches defense via social media," accessed July 10, 2012]</ref>  Prosecutors eventually dropped the kidnapping charge.<ref>[http://www.boston.com/metrodesk/2012/09/20/rep-carlos-henriquez-will-not-indicted-kidnapping-charge-but-assault-case-still-pending/rcBSIEzNuqOHZhsPaXvVgM/story.html ''boston.com,'' "Kidnapping charge dropped against Rep. Carlos Henriquez, other charges still pending," September 20, 2012]</ref>
  
On January 15, 2014, Henriquez was convicted of two counts of assault and battery, and was acquitted on single counts of assault and battery, larceny under $250 and witness intimidation.  He was sentenced to two and a half years in prison with all but six months suspended.  Republicans, including fellow Rep. [[Elizabeth Poirier]], called on Henriquez to resign his seat.  House Speaker [[Robert DeLeo]] (D) suggested that Henriquez consider resigning, and that if Henriquez does not, he could recommend disciplinary action to the [[Ethics Committee, Massachusetts House of Representatives|Ethics Committee]].<ref>[http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2014/01/15/rep-carlos-henriquez-guilty-two-assault-charges-acquitted-three-other-charges/2A8hR4s5Z7tzz82tEDynPI/story.html ''Boston Globe'', "Rep. Carlos Henriquez sentenced to six months behind bars for assaulting Arlington woman," January 15, 2014. Accessed January 15, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.wwlp.com/news/politics/state-politics/state-rep-sentenced-to-jail-in-assault-case ''State House News Service'', "State Rep. sentenced to jail in assault case," January 15, 2014. Accessed January 15, 2014]</ref>
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====Conviction====
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On January 15, 2014, Henriquez was convicted of two counts of assault and battery, and was acquitted on a third count of assault and battery, and single charges of larceny under $250 and witness intimidation.  He was sentenced to two and a half years in the Middlesex County House of Correction with all but six months suspended.  Stephanie Soriano-Mills, Henriquez's attorney, said an appeal was likely.  Republicans, including fellow Rep. [[Elizabeth Poirier]], called on Henriquez to resign his seat.  House Speaker [[Robert DeLeo]] (D) suggested that Henriquez consider resigning, and that if Henriquez does not, he could recommend disciplinary action to the [[Ethics Committee, Massachusetts House of Representatives|Ethics Committee]].<ref>[http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2014/01/15/rep-carlos-henriquez-guilty-two-assault-charges-acquitted-three-other-charges/2A8hR4s5Z7tzz82tEDynPI/story.html ''Boston Globe'', "Rep. Carlos Henriquez sentenced to six months behind bars for assaulting Arlington woman," January 15, 2014. Accessed January 15, 2014]</ref><ref name=wwlp>[http://www.wwlp.com/news/politics/state-politics/state-rep-sentenced-to-jail-in-assault-case ''State House News Service'', "State Rep. sentenced to jail in assault case," January 15, 2014. Accessed January 15, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
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*[http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2394123730 Carlos Henriquez on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2394123730 Carlos Henriquez on Facebook]
 
*[https://twitter.com/#!/rephenriquez Carlos Henriquez on Twitter]
 
*[https://twitter.com/#!/rephenriquez Carlos Henriquez on Twitter]
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==References==
 
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Revision as of 16:34, 15 January 2014

Carlos Henriquez
Carlos Henriquez.jpg
Massachusetts House of Representatives, Fifth Suffolk District
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$61,133/year
Per diem$10 - $100/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionCommunity Organizer/Legislator
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Carlos Henriquez is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Fifth Suffolk district. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Henriquez was sentenced to six months in prison for assault and battery charges stemming from a July 2012 incident involving a woman he was dating. Calls for his resignation followed the conviction.[1]

Biography

Henriquez's professional experience includes working as a community organizer.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Ways and Means
Education Joint
Judiciary Joint
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Joint
Ways and Means Joint

2011-2012

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

Election history

2012

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

Henriquez won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Fifth Suffolk District. Henriquez was unopposed in the September 6 Democratic primary and defeated Althea Garrison (I) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Fifth Suffolk District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCarlos Henriquez Incumbent 78.2% 9,179
     Independent Althea Garrison 21.8% 2,564
Total Votes 11,743

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Henriquez won election to the Fifth Sufolk Seat in 2010. He defeated Althea Garrison, Barry Lawton and Roy Owens in the September 14 Democratic primary. He faced no opposition in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3]

Massachusetts House of Representatives General Election, Fifth Suffolk District (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Carlos Henriquez (D) 5,332

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Henriquez raised $17,042 in contributions. [4]

He contributed the most to his campaign, $5,726.

Controversies

Assault and battery charges

On July 9, 2012, local authorities arrested Henriquez on domestic kidnapping and witness intimidation charges, stating that he could eventually be charged with assault. Katherine Gonzalves, whom Henriquez was dating at the time, accused him of holding her in his car against her will, and claimed that Henriquez punched her when she attempted to leave. He was let free after posting a $1,000 cash bail, and pleaded not guilty in Roxbury District Court.[5][6] Prosecutors eventually dropped the kidnapping charge.[7]

Conviction

On January 15, 2014, Henriquez was convicted of two counts of assault and battery, and was acquitted on a third count of assault and battery, and single charges of larceny under $250 and witness intimidation. He was sentenced to two and a half years in the Middlesex County House of Correction with all but six months suspended. Stephanie Soriano-Mills, Henriquez's attorney, said an appeal was likely. Republicans, including fellow Rep. Elizabeth Poirier, called on Henriquez to resign his seat. House Speaker Robert DeLeo (D) suggested that Henriquez consider resigning, and that if Henriquez does not, he could recommend disciplinary action to the Ethics Committee.[8][1]

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Preceded by
Marie St. Fleur
Massachusetts House of Representatives Fifth Suffolk District
2011–present
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