Christine Canavan

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Christine Canavan
Christine Canavan.jpg
Massachusetts House of Representatives, Tenth Plymouth
In office
1993 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 22
Base salary$61,133/year
Per diem$10 - $100/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Associate'sMassasoit Community College
Bachelor'sUniversity of Massachusetts, Boston
Date of birthJanuary 25, 1950
Place of birthDorchester, Massachusetts
Office website
Christine Canavan (b. January 25, 1950) is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Tenth Plymouth district. She was first elected to the chamber in 1992.

Canavan has been a member of the Brockton Democratic City Committee and the Plymouth County Democratic Committee.


Canavan's professional experience includes working as Supervisor of International Health, Inc. from 1992 to 1995, Director of Nursing for National Medical Care, and a Registered Nurse with Shields Health Care and Brockton Hospital.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Ways and Means
Housing Joint
Public Health Joint
Ways and Means Joint


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


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

Election history


See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

Canavan won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Tenth Plymouth District. Canavan was unopposed in the September 6 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]


See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2010

Canavan won election to the Tenth Plymouth Seat in 2010. She defeated Matthew Albanese in the September 14 Democratic primary. She defeated John Cruz (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3]

Massachusetts House of Representatives General Election, Tenth Plymouth District (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Christine Canavan (D) 6,705
John Cruz (R) 5,237


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

Canavvan raised $27,348 for her campaign.[5]

Massachusetts State House of Representatives, Tenth Plymouth (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Christine E. Canavan (D) 13,113
All Others 86
Blanks 4,464

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Canavan received $30,888 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[6]

Massachusetts House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Christine Canavan's campaign in 2010
Massachusetts Democratic Party$3,000
Sheet Metal Workers Local 17$1,150
Alexander, Lee$1,000
Massachusetts Nurses Association$1,000
Massachusetts Federation Of Teachers$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $30,888


Canavan raised $27,348 in the 2008 election cycle.

Her major contributors are listed below.[7]

Donor Amount
Christine Canavan $1,325
Massachusetts Nurses Association $1,150
Massachusetts Federation of Teachers $900
Massachusetts Optometric Political Action Committee $750
Brockton Fire Fighters Local 144 $550


Canavan has been involved with the American Nephrology Nurses' Association, Amvets Auxiliary Post #51, Friends of Bridgewater Public Library, Massachusetts Nurses' Association, Polish White Eagles, South Shore Registered Nurses Association, and the Massachusetts Motorcycle Association.[1]

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