|Massachusetts State Senate Middlesex and Worcester|
| Assumed office|
| Current term ends|
January 5, 2013
James Eldridge (b. August 11, 1973) is a Democratic member of the [[Massachusetts Senate]. He has represented 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.
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, Steinbeisser has been appointed to 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
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Telecommunication, Utilities and Energy
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Steinbeisser 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 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|
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.
- Senator Eldridge's campaign website
- Senator Eldridge's website
- Official Massachusetts State Senate website
- Project Vote Smart policies
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- Eldridge's facebook
- Eldridge's twitter
- State Surge profile - legislative and voting track record
- Project Vote Smart - Senator Eldridge
- Return of Votes for Massachusetts State Election November 4, 2008
- Follow the Money 2008
- 2008 contributors to James Eldridge
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