Jennifer Benson

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Jennifer Benson
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Massachusetts House of Representatives, Thirty-Seventh Middlesex
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
Education
Bachelor'sFlorida Atlantic University
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jennifer E. Benson is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Thirty-Seventh Middlesex district. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Benson has served as Chair of the Democratic Town Committee and the Lunenburg School Committee.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Health Care Financing Joint, Vice-chair
Public Service Joint
Telecommunication, Utilities and Energy Joint

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

Benson won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Thirty-Seventh Middlesex District. Benson was unopposed in the September 6 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

2010

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2010

Benson won re-election to the Thirty-seventh Middlesex seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. She defeated Kurt Hayes (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Massachusetts House of Representatives General Election, Thirty-seventh Middlesex District (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jennifer Benson (D) 9,495
Kurt Hayes (R) 7,833

2008

On November 4, 2008, Benson won election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Thirty Seventh Middlesex, defeating opponent Kurt Hayes (R).[5]

Benson raised $79,067 for her campaign while Hayes raised $28,746.[6]

Massachusetts State House of Representatives, Thirty-Seventh Middlesex (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jennifer Benson (D) 11,700
Kurt Hayes 9,268
All Others 17
Blanks 1,609

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Benson received $74,212 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[7]

Massachusetts House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jennifer Benson's campaign in 2010
Massachusetts Democratic Party$2,000
Massachusetts State Council Of Service Employees$1,000
Benson, Brent W$1,000
Bak, Susan$1,000
Lee, Barbara F$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $74,212

2008

Benson raised $79,067 in the 2008 election cycle.

Her major contributors are listed below.[8]

Donor Amount
Massachusetts Democratic party $15,509
Jennifer E. Benson $13,439
Massachusetts Alliance $685
17 different donors $500

Personal

Benson has been a member of the League of Women Voters, Massachusetts Association of School Committees, Sierra Club, Capital Planning Committee, Charter Review Committee, and the Primary School Building Committee.[1]

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Political offices
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Massachusetts House of Representatives Middlesex 37
2009–present
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