|Massachusetts State Senate Middlesex and Worcester|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||6|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Massachusetts House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||Johns Hopkins University, 1995|
|J.D.||Boston College Law School, 2000|
|Date of birth||August 11, 1973|
|Place of birth||Boston, MA|
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.
Eldridge earned his Bachelors degree in 1995 from Johns Hopkins University and his Juris Doctor in 2000 from Boston College Law School. 
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.
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.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Eldridge served on these committees:
- Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets Committee
- Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, Vice Chair
- Global Warming and Climate Change Committee, Vice Chair
- Joint Committee on Housing, Chair
- Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse
- Joint Committee on Telecommunication, Utilities and Energy
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Eldridge served on these committees:
- Community Development and Small Business Committee
- Elder Affairs Committee
- Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Committee
- Housing Committee
- Municipalities and Regional Government Committee
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.
|Massachusetts State Senate, Middlesex and Worcester District, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||James Eldridge Incumbent||64.8%||52,922|
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|
|James Eldridge (D)||37,482|
|George Thompson (R)||28,133|
On November 4, 2008, Eldridge won the election in the Senate election for the Middlesex and Worcester district. 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.
|Massachusetts State Senate - Middlesex and Worcester district|
|James Eldridge (D)||46,458|
|Steven Levy (R)||34,989|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Eldridge received $222,435 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Massachusetts State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to James Eldridge's campaign in 2010|
|Massachusetts Democratic Party||$32,107|
|Harvard Democratic Town Cmte||$1,000|
|1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$222,435|
In 2008 James Eldridge collected $371,202 in donations. 
His four largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Massachusetts Democratic Party||$93,855|
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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- Official campaign website
- Senator Eldridge's website
- Official Massachusetts State Senate website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- Jamie Eldridge on Facebook
- Jamie Eldridge on Twitter
- State Surge profile - legislative and voting track record
- Project Vote Smart - Senator Eldridge
- 2012 State Primary Candidate List "Massachusetts Secretary of State," Accessed June 26, 2012
- 2012 Massachusetts Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- Return of Votes for Massachusetts State Election November 4, 2008
- Follow the Money 2008
- Follow the Money - 2010 Contributions
- 2008 contributors to James Eldridge
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