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Jonathan Hecht

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Jonathan Hecht
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Massachusetts House of Representatives, Twenty-Ninth Middlesex
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 6
Base salary$60,032.60/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Associate'sStanford University
Master'sTufts University
J.D.Harvard Law School
Office website
Jonathan Hecht is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Twenty-Ninth Middlesex district. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.


Hecht's professional experience includes working as an attorney.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Post Audit and Oversight
Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities Joint
Elder Affairs Joint, Vice-chair


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


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



See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Massachusetts House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on September 9, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Sean Garballey was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Jon Sonju was unopposed in the Republican primary. Garballey defeated Sonju in the general election.[2]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Twenty-third Middlesex District General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSean Garballey Incumbent 77.6% 14,018
     Republican Joseph Monju 22.4% 4,042
Total Votes 18,060


See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hecht won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Twenty-Ninth Middlesex District. Hecht was unopposed in the September 6 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

See also: State legislative special elections, 2012

Hecht ran in the special election for the 2nd Suffolk and Middlesex Senate District. He and two other candidates were defeated by representative William Brownsberger (D) in the December 13, 2011 primary election. Brownsberger faced no challenger in the January 10, 2012 special general election.[5]


See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hecht won re-election to the Twenty-ninth Middlesex seat in 2010. He was unopposed in the September 14 primary. He also faced no opposition in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Massachusetts House of Representatives General Election, Twenty-ninth Middlesex District (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jonathan Hecht (D) 11,886


On November 4, 2008, Hecht won re-election in the Massachusetts House of Representatives election for the Twenty-Ninth Middlesex district.[7] In this election he raised $108,681; of that total $88,580 (81.5%) was from in state contributions, $19,101 (17.6%) was from out of state contributions, and $1,000 (0.9%) was from unknown sources.[8]

Massachusetts House of Representatives - Twenty-Ninth Middlesex district
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jonathan Hecht (D) 15,049
All Others 199
Blanks 5,061

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Hecht received $58,501 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[9]

Massachusetts House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jonathan Hecht's campaign in 2010
Hecht, Jonathan$30,000
Page, Shippen L$500
Jones, Kristina N$500
Charnas, Charles N$500
Hecht, Peter$500
Total Raised in 2010 $58,501


Hecht raised $108,681 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[10]

Donor Amount
Jonathan Hecht $30,000
Bostonian Press $4,887
United States Treasury $1,001
Jane W. Goodwin $550
16 different donors $500


Hechet has been a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club, Arsenal Center for the Arts, Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery, Historical Society of Watertown, National Committee on United States-China Relations, and Local Government Advisory Commission.[1]

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