Carolyn Dykema

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Carolyn Dykema
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Massachusetts House of Representatives, Eighth Middlesex
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 6
Base salary$61,133/year
Per diem$10 - $100/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sWellesley College
Master'sIndiana University, 1994
Date of birthDecember 26, 1967
Place of birthCharlottesville, Virginia
ProfessionBusiness Development/Marketing Manager, Norfolk Ram Group LLC
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Carolyn C. Dykema (b. December 26, 1967) is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Eighth Middlesex district. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Dykema has been a Steering Committee Member of the Suasco Watershed Community Council.


Dykema's professional experience includes working as a Business Development/Marketing Manager with the Norfolk Ram Group Limited Liability Corporation, Marketing Consultant for Pamet River Incorporated, and Marketing and Product Development Manager for Fidelity Investments.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Ways and Means
Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Joint
Public Health Joint
Veterans and Federal Affairs Joint
Ways and Means Joint


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


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

Election history


See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

Dykema won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Eighth Middlesex District. Dykema was unopposed in the September 6 Democratic primary and defeated Martin Lamb (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Eigth Middlesex District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCarolyn Dykema Incumbent 61.4% 14,141
     Republican Martin Lamb 38.6% 8,903
Total Votes 23,044


See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2010

Dykema won re-election to the Eighth Middlesex Seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. She defeated Jonathan Loya (I) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3]

Massachusetts House of Representatives General Election, Eighth Middlesex District (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Carolyn Dykema (D) 11,925
Jonathan Loya (I) 4,085


On November 4, 2008, Dykema won re-election in the Massachusetts House of Representatives election for the Eighth Middlesex district. [4] In this election she raised $50,642; of that total $47,592 (94%) was from in state contributions and $3,050 (6.0%) was from out of state contributions. [5]

Massachusetts House of Representatives - Eighth Middlesex district
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Carolyn Dykema (D) 11,680
Dan Haley (R) 10,685
All Others 17
Blanks 1,483

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Dykema received $21,500 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[6]

Massachusetts House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Carolyn Dykema's campaign in 2010
Dykema, Carolyn C$2,744
Coyne, Mary$1,000
Lee, Barbara F$1,000
Roney, Kelly$700
Perry Jr, Finley H$500
Total Raised in 2010 $21,500


Dykema raised $50,642 in the 2008 election cycle.

Her major contributors are listed below. [7]

Donor Amount
Massachusetts Democratic Party $10,200
Carolyn C. Dykema $5,000
Judson Decew Jr. $1,000
17 different donors $500


Dykema and her husband, William, have three children.[8]

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