|Massachusetts House of Representatives, Twelfth Essex District|
|May 1, 2013 - Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||April 2, 2013|
|Next general||November 4, 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. Beverley Griffin Dunne defeated James Moutsoulas in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Leah Cole was unopposed in the Republican primary. Cole defeated Dunne in the general election.
|Massachusetts House of Representatives, Twelfth Essex District General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Leah Cole Incumbent||51.5%||7,265|
|Democratic||Beverley Griffin Dunne||48.5%||6,830|
|Massachusetts House of Representatives, Twelfth Essex District Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Beverley Griffin Dunne||58.8%||2,625|
Cole won election in the special election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Twelfth Essex District. The seat was vacant following the death of Joyce Spiliotis (D) on November 29, 2012. Cole defeated Gregory S. Bunn in the March 5 Republican primary and defeated Beverly A. Griffin Dunne (D) and Dave Gravel (I) in the special election, which took place on April 2, 2013.
|Massachusetts House of Representatives, Twelfth Essex District, Special Election, 2013|
|Democratic||Beverly A. Griffin Dunne||33.8%||1,805|
|Massachusetts House of Representatives, Twelfth Essex District Republican Primary, 2013|
|Gregory S. Bunn||47.3%||460|
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- Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, "2014 State Primary Candidates," accessed September 9, 2014
- TheRepublic.com, "Candidates set for special elections to fill 2 vacant Mass. House seats," March 7, 2013
- bostonglobe.com, "Newcomer, political veteran win Mass. House elections," April 3, 2013
- sec.state.ma.us, "Official Republican primary results," accessed November 8, 2013
- electionstats.state.ma.us, "Official special election results," accessed November 8, 2013
Joyce Spiliotis (D)
|Massachusetts House of Representatives Essex 12
May 2013 - Present
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