James O'Day

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James O'Day
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Massachusetts House of Representatives, Fourteenth Worcester
Incumbent
In office
2007 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$60,032.60/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sWorcester State College
Personal
BirthdayMay 23, 1954
Place of birthWorcester, Massachusetts
ProfessionSocial worker
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
James J. O'Day (b. May 23, 1954) is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Fourteenth Worcester district. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

O'Day has been a member of the West Boylston Town Democratic Committee,

Biography

O'Day's professional experience includes being a licensed social worker with the Department of Social Services.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, O'Day served on the following committees:

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Elder Affairs Joint, Chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, O'Day served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, O'Day served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Massachusetts House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on September 9, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent James O'Day was unopposed in the Democratic primary.[2]

2012

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

O'Day won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Fourteenth Worcester District. O'Day was unopposed in the September 6 Democratic primary and defeated William McCarthy (R) and Winthrop E. Handy (I) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Fourteenth Worcester District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames O'Day Incumbent 61.2% 9,914
     Republican William McCarthy 30% 4,863
     Independent Winthrop Handy 8.8% 1,420
Total Votes 16,197

2010

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2010

O'Day won re-election to the Fourteenth Worcester seat in 2010. He was unopposed in the September 14 primary. He also faced no opposition in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

Massachusetts House of Representatives General Election, Fourteenth Worcester District (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James O'Day (D) 8,996

2008

On November 4, 2008, O'Day won re-election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Fourteenth Worcester, unopposed.[6]

O'Day raised $44,052 for his campaign.[7]

Massachusetts State House of Representatives, Fourteenth Worcester (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James J. O'Day (D) 12,470
All Others 228
Blanks 4,403

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, O'Day received $43,440 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[8]

Massachusetts House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to James O'Day's campaign in 2010
Massachusetts Nurses Association$1,000
Boston Carmens Union Local 589$1,000
Massachusetts State Labor Council$1,000
Elevator Constructors Local 4$1,000
Service Employees Local 509$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $43,440

2008

O'Day raised $44,052 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[9]

Donor Amount
James J. O'Day $2,000
James O'Day $2,000
Neighbor to Neighbor $1,900
Massachusetts Democratic Party $1,717
Massachusetts Nurses Association $750

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2013-2014

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2013

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2011-2012

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Personal

O'Day and his wife, Marybeth, have four children. He has been Associate Vice President of the Central Massachusetts Labor Council; a member of the Biotechnology Caucus, Central Massachusetts Legislative Caucus, Baby's Breath, and Early Learning Leadership Advisory Board; and a coach with Worcester Youth Flag Football and West Boylston Little League.[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Massachusetts House of Representatives Worcester 14
2007–present
Succeeded by
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