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  |Name = James Eldridge
 
  |Name = James Eldridge
 
  |Profile picture = James_Eldridge.jpg
 
  |Profile picture = James_Eldridge.jpg
  |Position = Massachusetts State Senate Middlesex and Worcester
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  |Position = Massachusetts State Senate, Middlesex and Worcester
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Status = Incumbent
  |Tenure = 2009-Present
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  |Tenure = 2009 - present
 
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 7, 2015]]
 
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 7, 2015]]
 
  |Assumed office = 2009
 
  |Assumed office = 2009
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  |Base salary = $61,132.99/year
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  |Base salary = $61,133/year
 
  |Per diem = $10-$100/day
 
  |Per diem = $10-$100/day
 
  |Pension  =  
 
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  |Next election = November 4, 2014
 
  |Next election = November 4, 2014
 
  |Prior office = Massachusetts House of Representatives
 
  |Prior office = Massachusetts House of Representatives
  |Prior office years = 2003-2008
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  |Prior office years = 2003 - 2008
 
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  |Bachelor's = Johns Hopkins University, 1995
 
  |Bachelor's = Johns Hopkins University, 1995
 
  |Master's =  
 
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  |J.D. = Boston College Law School, 2000
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  |J.D. = Boston College, 2000
 
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  |Birthday = August 11, 1973
 
  |Birthday = August 11, 1973
  |Place of birth = Boston, MA
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  |Place of birth = Boston, Massachusetts
 
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  |Religion = Protestant
 
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  |Campaign website = http://www.jamieeldridge.com/
 
  |Campaign website = http://www.jamieeldridge.com/
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''James Eldridge''' (b. August 11, 1973) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Massachusetts Senate], representing the Middlesex and Worcester District since 2009. Eldridge was a representative with the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 2003 to 2009.  He began his political experience on the Acton Democratic Town Committee from 2000 to 2003. In 2001, he began serving as the vice-chair for the Middlesex-Worcester Democratic Coalition.
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}}{{tnr}}'''James B. Eldridge''' (b. August 11, 1973) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Massachusetts State Senate]], representing the Middlesex and Worcester district.  He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.  
  
Eldridge began his professional experience in 1995 as a paralegal/litigation assistant for Hale and Dorr until 1997. Around that time, in 1996, he worked as a legislative aide for state senator Bob Durard for a year. In 2000, he worked as a campaign manager for state senator Pam Regon and also as a public interest lawyer for Merrimack Valley Legal Services. His work as a campaign manager lasted one year while his service as a public interest lawyer lasted two.
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Eldridge served in the [[Massachusetts House of Representatives]] from 2003 to 2009. He served on the Acton Democratic Town Committee from 2000 to 2003. In 2001, he began serving as the vice-chair for the Middlesex-Worcester Democratic Coalition.  Acton also served on the Acton Housing Authority and the Acton Planning Board.
  
Eldridge earned his Bachelors degree in 1995 from Johns Hopkins University and his Juris Doctor in 2000 from Boston College Law School. <ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=36072 Project Vote Smart - Senator Eldridge]</ref>
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==Biography==
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Eldridge earned his bachelor's degree in 1995 from The Johns Hopkins University, and J.D. in 2000 from Boston College Law School. His professional experience includes working as a paralegal/litigation assistant for Hale and Dorr, legislative aide for state senator Bob Durard, campaign manager for state senator Pam Regon, and public interest lawyer for Merrimack Valley Legal Services.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=36072 Project Vote Smart - Senator Eldridge]</ref>
  
==Organizations==
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==Committee assignments==
James Eldridge is currently involved with a number of committees, including the Acton Democratic Town Committee, Middlesex Democratic Coalition, Nashua River Watershed Association, No Place for Hate, Worcester Democratic Coalition, Middlesex West Chamber of Commerce, Acton Lion's Club, Assabet River Rail Trail, Incorporated, Organization for the Assabet River, League of Women Voters, and the Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth. He was previously involved with the Acton Conservation Trust from 1997 to 2002.
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Eldridge served on the following committees:
  
==Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees==
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{{Committee Assignments
James Eldridge currently serves on the House Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government and the House Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. Previously, he served on the Acton Housing Authority and the Acton Planning Board.
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|State = Massachusetts
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|year = 2013
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Global Warming and Climate Change
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|Chair1 = Vice-chair
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|Committee2 = Housing Joint
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|Chair2 = Chair
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|Joint2 = Yes
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|Committee3 = Mental Health and Substance Abuse Joint
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|Joint3 = Yes
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|Committee4 = Telecommunication, Utilities and Energy Joint
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|Joint4 = Yes
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|Committee5 =
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}}
  
==Committee assignments==
 
 
===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
 
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Eldridge served on these committees:
 
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Eldridge served on these committees:
* [[Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets Committee]]
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* [[Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Joint Committee, Massachusetts General Court|Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture]], Vice Chair
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Global Warming and Climate Change Committee]], Vice Chair
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|Collapse= Yes
* [[Housing Joint Committee, Massachusetts General Court|Joint Committee on Housing]], Chair
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|State = Massachusetts
* [[Mental Health and Substance Abuse Joint Committee, Massachusetts General Court|Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse]]
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|year = 2011
* [[Telecommunication, Utilities and Energy Joint Committee, Massachusetts General Court|Joint Committee on Telecommunication, Utilities and Energy]]
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets  
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|Committee2 = Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Joint  
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|Chair2 = Vice-chair
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|Joint2 = Yes
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|Committee3 = Global Warming and Climate Change  
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|Chair3 = Vice-chair
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|Joint3 = Yes
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|Committee4 = Housing Joint  
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|Chair4 = Chair
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|Joint4 = Yes
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|Committee5 = Mental Health and Substance Abuse Joint  
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|Joint5 = Yes
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|Committee6 = Telecommunication, Utilities and Energy Joint  
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|Joint6 = Yes
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}}
  
 
===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Eldridge served on these committees:
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Eldridge served on these committees:
*[[Community Development and Small Business Joint Committee, Massachusetts General Court|Community Development and Small Business Committee]]
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*[[Elder Affairs Joint Committee, Massachusetts General Court|Elder Affairs Committee]]
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{{Committee Assignments
*[[Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Joint Committee, Massachusetts General Court|Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Committee]]
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|Collapse= Yes
*[[Housing Joint Committee, Massachusetts General Court|Housing Committee]]
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|State = Massachusetts
*[[Municipalities and Regional Government Joint Committee, Massachusetts General Court|Municipalities and Regional Government Committee]]
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|year = 2009
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Community Development and Small Business Joint
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|Joint1 = Yes
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|Committee2 = Elder Affairs Joint  
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|Joint2 = Yes
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|Committee3 = Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Joint  
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|Joint3 = Yes
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|Committee4 = Housing Joint  
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|Joint4 = Yes
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|Committee5 = Municipalities and Regional Government Joint  
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|Joint5 = Yes
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}}
  
 
==Elections==  
 
==Elections==  
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:: See also: ''[[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2012]]''
 
:: See also: ''[[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2012]]''
  
Eldridge won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2012|Massachusetts State Senate]] Middlesex and Worcester District. Eldridge was unopposed in the September 6 Democratic primary and defeated [[Dean J. Cavaretta]] (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/ele12/primary_candidates12.htm ''2012 State Primary Candidate List'' "Massachusetts Secretary of State," Accessed June 26, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/ele12/primary_results12.htm 2012 ''Massachusetts Secretary of State,'' Official 2012 Primary Results]</ref>
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Eldridge won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2012|Massachusetts State Senate]] Middlesex and Worcester District. Eldridge was unopposed in the September 6 Democratic primary and defeated [[Dean J. Cavaretta]] (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/ele12/primary_candidates12.htm ''2012 State Primary Candidate List'' "Massachusetts Secretary of State," Accessed June 26, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/ele12/primary_results12.htm 2012 ''Massachusetts Secretary of State,'' Official 2012 Primary Results]</ref>
  
 
{{Election box 2012
 
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
 
:: ''See also: [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2010]]''
  
Eldridge won re-election to the Middlesex and Worcester District Seat in 2010.  He had no primary opposition. [[George Thompson]] ran for the seat on the Republican ticket.  The general election took place on [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].
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Eldridge won re-election to the Middlesex and Worcester District seat in 2010.  He had no primary opposition. [[George Thompson]] ran for the seat on the Republican ticket.  The general election took place on [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].
  
 
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===2008===
 
===2008===
On November 4, 2008, Eldridge won the election in the Senate election for the Middlesex and Worcester district.<ref>[http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepdf/2008%20Return%20of%20Votes%20Complete.pdf Return of Votes for Massachusetts State Election November 4, 2008]</ref>  In this election he raised $371,202-; of that total $358,891 (96.7%) was from in state contributions and $12,294 (3.3%) was from out of state contributions.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=109361 Follow the Money 2008]</ref>
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On November 4, 2008, Eldridge won election in the Senate election for the Middlesex and Worcester district.<ref>[http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepdf/2008%20Return%20of%20Votes%20Complete.pdf ''Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth'', "Return of Votes For Massachusetts State Election - November 4, 2008," accessed March 18, 2014]</ref>  In this election he raised $371,202; of that total $358,891 (96.7%) was from in state contributions and $12,294 (3.3%) was from out of state contributions.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=109361 Follow the Money 2008]</ref>
  
 
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
In 2010, Eldridge received $222,435 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/grid.phtml?s=MA&y=2010&#fC Follow the Money - 2010 Contributions]</ref>
 
In 2010, Eldridge received $222,435 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/grid.phtml?s=MA&y=2010&#fC Follow the Money - 2010 Contributions]</ref>
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===2008===
 
  
In 2008 James Eldridge collected $371,202 in donations. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=109361 2008 contributors to James Eldridge]</ref>
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===2008===
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In 2008 James Eldridge collected $371,202 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=109361 2008 contributors to James Eldridge]</ref>
  
 
His four largest contributors in 2008 were:  
 
His four largest contributors in 2008 were:  
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
James Eldridge was born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Acton, Massachusetts. He is currently single and known to be Protestant.
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Eldridge was born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Acton, Massachusetts.
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''James + Eldridge + Massachusetts + Senate'''
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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term '''James + Eldridge + Massachusetts + Senate'''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.jamieeldridge.com/ Official campaign website]
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*[http://www.mass.gov/legis/member/jbe0.htm Office website]
*[http://www.senatoreldridge.com/ Senator Eldridge's website]
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*[http://www.jamieeldridge.com/ Campaign website]
*[http://www.mass.gov/legis/member/jbe0.htm Official Massachusetts State Senate website]
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*[http://www.senatoreldridge.com/ Eldridge's website]
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*[http://openstates.org/ma/legislators/MAL000013/james-b-eldridge/ Profile from Open States]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=36072 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=36072 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=36072 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=36072 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=109361 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=90665 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=73668 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=14477 2002]
 
*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=109361 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=90665 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=73668 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=14477 2002]
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jamie-Eldridge Jamie Eldridge on Facebook]
 
 
*[http://twitter.com/JamieEldridgeMA Jamie Eldridge on Twitter]
 
*[http://twitter.com/JamieEldridgeMA Jamie Eldridge on Twitter]
 
*[http://www.statesurge.com/members/james-b-eldridge-massachusetts-228898 State Surge profile - legislative and voting track record]
 
*[http://www.statesurge.com/members/james-b-eldridge-massachusetts-228898 State Surge profile - legislative and voting track record]

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James Eldridge
James Eldridge.jpg
Massachusetts State Senate, Middlesex and Worcester
Incumbent
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
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
Prior offices
Massachusetts House of Representatives
2003 - 2008
Education
Bachelor'sJohns Hopkins University, 1995
J.D.Boston College, 2000
Personal
BirthdayAugust 11, 1973
Place of birthBoston, Massachusetts
ReligionProtestant
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
James B. Eldridge (b. August 11, 1973) is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts State Senate, representing the Middlesex and Worcester district. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Eldridge served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 2003 to 2009. He served on the Acton Democratic Town Committee from 2000 to 2003. In 2001, he began serving as the vice-chair for the Middlesex-Worcester Democratic Coalition. Acton also served on the Acton Housing Authority and the Acton Planning Board.

Biography

Eldridge earned his bachelor's degree in 1995 from The Johns Hopkins University, and J.D. in 2000 from Boston College Law School. His professional experience includes working as a paralegal/litigation assistant for Hale and Dorr, legislative aide for state senator Bob Durard, campaign manager for state senator Pam Regon, and public interest lawyer for Merrimack Valley Legal Services.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Global Warming and Climate Change, Vice-chair
Housing Joint, Chair
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Joint
Telecommunication, Utilities and Energy Joint

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Eldridge served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Eldridge served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2012

Eldridge won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts State Senate Middlesex and Worcester District. Eldridge was unopposed in the September 6 Democratic primary and defeated Dean J. Cavaretta (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Massachusetts State Senate, Middlesex and Worcester District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames Eldridge Incumbent 64.8% 52,922
     Republican Dean Cavaretta 35.2% 28,797
Total Votes 81,719

2010

See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2010

Eldridge won re-election to the Middlesex and Worcester District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. George Thompson ran for the seat on the Republican ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Massachusetts State Senate - Middlesex and Worcester District
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James Eldridge (D) 37,482
George Thompson (R) 28,133
All Others 36
Blanks 4,008

2008

On November 4, 2008, Eldridge won election in the Senate election for the Middlesex and Worcester district.[4] In this election he raised $371,202; of that total $358,891 (96.7%) was from in state contributions and $12,294 (3.3%) was from out of state contributions.[5]

Massachusetts State Senate - Middlesex and Worcester district
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James Eldridge (D) 46,458
Steven Levy (R) 34,989
All Others 73
Blanks 7,027

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Eldridge received $222,435 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Massachusetts State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to James Eldridge's campaign in 2010
Massachusetts Democratic Party$32,107
Casaletto, Kathleen$1,250
Harvard Democratic Town Cmte$1,000
1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East$1,000
Eldridge, David$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $222,435

2008

In 2008 James Eldridge collected $371,202 in donations.[7]

His four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Massachusetts Democratic Party $93,855
Daniel Tappan $1,000
Ronald Ansin $1,000
Woody Kaplan $1,000

Personal

Eldridge was born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Acton, Massachusetts.

Recent news

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