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Harold Naughton, Jr.
Hank Naughton.jpg
Massachusetts House of Representatives, Twelfth Worcester
In office
1995 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 20
Base salary$60,032.60/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
J.D.Suffolk University School of Law
Date of birthJuly 4, 1960
Place of birthWorcester, Massachusetts
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Harold P. Naughton, Jr. (b. July 4, 1960) is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Twelfth Worcester district. He was first elected to the chamber in 1994.

Naughton served on the Clinton School Committee from 1984 to 1987.


Naughton's professional experience includes working as an attorney; he served as Worcester County Assistant District Attorney from 1992 to 1994.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Public Safety and Homeland Security Joint, Chair


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


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


Hank Naughton for Attorney General Campaign Announcement Video - Released October 24, 2013


State House

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Massachusetts House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on September 9, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Harold Naughton, Jr. was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Brad Wyatt was unopposed in the Republican primary. Naughton defeated Wyatt in the general election.[2]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Twelfth Worcester District General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHarold Naughton, Jr. Incumbent 55.5% 8,497
     Republican Brad Wyatt 44.5% 6,822
Total Votes 15,319

Attorney General of Massachusetts

See also: Massachusetts attorney general election, 2014

Naughton ended his campaign for election to the office of Attorney General in February, 2014.[3][4]

Naughton released a statement giving his reasons for leaving the race. “The amount of time required to successfully perform my military duties, provide strong representation to the people the 12th Worcester District, and be a husband and dad, has made it impractical to continue my campaign for Attorney General. After long consideration with my wife Ellen and our children, I have decided to end my campaign for Attorney General and again seek the honor of representing the people of the 12th Worcester District in the House of Representatives. This decision was not made easily, but there is only so much time in the day.”[4]

The general election took place November 4, 2014.


See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

Naughton won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Twelfth Worcester District. Naughton was unopposed in the September 6 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]


See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2010

Naughton won election to the Twelfth Worcester seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated James Gettens (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[7]

Massachusetts House of Representatives General Election, Twelfth Worcester District (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Harold Naughton, Jr. (D) 10,254
James Gettens (R) 6,592


On November 4, 2008, Naughton won re-election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Twelfth Worcester, unopposed.[8]

Naughton raised $113,295 for his campaign.[9]

Massachusetts State House of Representatives, Twelfth Worcester (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Harold P. Naughton, Jr. (D) 16,285
All Others 179
Blanks 5,605

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Naughton received $100,550 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[10]


Noughton raised $113,295 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[11]

Donor Amount
Harold P. Naughton Jr. $11,000
Seven different donors $1,000


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Naughton has been a member of the American Bar Association, Assumption College Alumni Association, Clinton Area Bar Association, Clinton Elks Lodge, Clinton Exchange Club, Massachusetts Bar Association, Northern Worcester County Bar Association, Suffolk University Law School Alumni Association, Turners, United Council on Welfare Fraud, and the Worcester County Bar Association.[1]

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Massachusetts House of Representatives Worcester 12
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