Lida Harkins

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Lida Harkins
Massachusetts House of Representatives Thirteenth Norfolk
Former representative
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Lida Harkins (b. January 24, 1944) was a Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. She represented the Thirteenth Norfolk from 1988-2011 and served as Majority Whip.

Harkins worked as Program Director of The Education Co-Operative from 1985-1988, and a teacher in Boston Public Schools, Wakefield Parochial School from 1966-1968.

Harkins is Chairman of the Special Commission to Look At Alternatives to Property Tax, and a member of the Democratic Town Committee, Charles River Association for Retarded Citizens Board of Directors, Boston Network for Women in Politics and Government, and the Needham Transportation Committee.[1]

Committee assignments



Harkins did not run for re-election in 2010.


On November 4, 2008, Harkins won re-election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Thirteenth Norfolk, unopposed. [2]

Harkins raised $55,496 for her campaign.[3]

Massachusetts State House of Representatives, Thirteenth Norfolk (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lida E Harkins (D) 16,926
All Others 229
Blanks 7,222

Campaign donors


Harkins raised $53,496 in the 2008 election cycle.

Her major contributors are listed below. [4]

Donor Amount
1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East $1,000
Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 $1,000
Retired Public Employees $1,000
Coca-Cola Enterprises $1,000
Boston Police Patrolmens Association $1,000
Massachusetts Optometric Political Action Committee $1,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Massachusetts House of Representatives Norfolk 13
Succeeded by
Denise Garlick (D)