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}}{{tnr}}'''Linda Dorcena Forry''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Massachusetts State Senate]], representing the First Suffolk District. She was first elected to the chamber on [[State legislative special elections, 2013#May 28, 2013|May 28, 2013]].
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}}{{tnr}}'''Linda Dorcena Forry''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Massachusetts State Senate]], representing the First Suffolk District. She was first elected to the chamber in a special election on [[State legislative special elections, 2013#May 28, 2013|May 28, 2013]].
  
==Elections==
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Forry served in the [[Massachusetts House of Representatives]] from 2005 (when she won a special election in April) to 2013.
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==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Forry served on the following committees:
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|Committee1 = Community Development and Small Business Joint
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|Joint1 = Yes
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===2011-2012===
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Forry served on the following committees:
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|Committee1 = Community Development and Small Business Joint
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===2009-2010===
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Forry served on the following committees:
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|State = Massachusetts
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|year = 2009
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Community Development and Small Business Joint
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|Chair1 = Chair
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|Joint1 = Yes
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==Biography==
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Forry's professional experience includes working as director of the Department of Neighborhood Development for the City of Boston, and serving as as Legislative Aide/Acting Chief of Staff for Massachusetts Representative Charlotte Golar Richie.<ref name=vs>[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=35873 ''Project Vote Smart'', "Senator Linda Dorcena Forry." Retrieved July 16, 20132]</ref>
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==Election history==
 
===2013===
 
===2013===
 
:: ''See also: [[State legislative special elections, 2013]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[State legislative special elections, 2013]]''
  
 
Forry won election in the [[State legislative special elections, 2013#May 28, 2013|special election]] for [[Massachusetts State Senate]] First Suffolk District. The seat was vacant following [[Jack Hart]]'s (D) resignation to take a job at a law firm. Forry defeated [[Nick Collins]] and [[Maureen Dahill]] in the April 30 Democratic primary and defeated [[Joseph Anthony Ureneck]] (R) in the general election which took place on May 28.<ref> [http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elespeif/1suffolkcal.htm ''Massachusetts Secretary of State'', "Special State Election First Suffolk Senate District," Accessed April 9, 2013] </ref><ref>[http://www.boston.com/politicalintelligence/2013/04/30/battle-special-election-for-state-senate-seat-razor-close/JHLTmjWhj9vpVkXwq8tZ7J/story.html ''boston.com'', "Battle in special election for state senate seat razor close," April 30, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/05/28/forry-wins-state-senate-election-livingstone-takes-democratic-primary-state-house-seat/uX04gPME1rIk7mVX5Ay01H/story.html ''bostonglobe.com'', "Dorcena Forry wins state Senate race for ‘Southie seat’," May 29, 2013]</ref>
 
Forry won election in the [[State legislative special elections, 2013#May 28, 2013|special election]] for [[Massachusetts State Senate]] First Suffolk District. The seat was vacant following [[Jack Hart]]'s (D) resignation to take a job at a law firm. Forry defeated [[Nick Collins]] and [[Maureen Dahill]] in the April 30 Democratic primary and defeated [[Joseph Anthony Ureneck]] (R) in the general election which took place on May 28.<ref> [http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elespeif/1suffolkcal.htm ''Massachusetts Secretary of State'', "Special State Election First Suffolk Senate District," Accessed April 9, 2013] </ref><ref>[http://www.boston.com/politicalintelligence/2013/04/30/battle-special-election-for-state-senate-seat-razor-close/JHLTmjWhj9vpVkXwq8tZ7J/story.html ''boston.com'', "Battle in special election for state senate seat razor close," April 30, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/05/28/forry-wins-state-senate-election-livingstone-takes-democratic-primary-state-house-seat/uX04gPME1rIk7mVX5Ay01H/story.html ''bostonglobe.com'', "Dorcena Forry wins state Senate race for ‘Southie seat’," May 29, 2013]</ref>
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===2012===
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:: ''See also: [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
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Forry won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012|Massachusetts House of Representatives]] Twelfth Suffolk District. Forry was unopposed in the September 6 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/ele12/primary_candidates12.htm ''2012 State Primary Candidate List'' "Massachusetts Secretary of State," Accessed June 27, 2012]</ref>
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===2010===
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:: ''See also: [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
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Forry won re-election to the Twelfth Suffolk Seat in 2010.  She was unopposed in the September 14 primary.  She also faced no opposition in the general election on [[Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].<ref>[http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepdf/rov10.pdf Official Massachusetts Election Results, 2010]</ref>
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| colspan="2" | {{won}} '''Linda Dorcena Forry (D)'''
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| align="right" | '''9,726'''
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===2008===
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On November 4, 2008, Forry won re-election to the [[Massachusetts House of Representatives]], Twelfth Suffolk, unopposed.<ref>[http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepdf/2008%20Return%20of%20Votes%20Complete.pdf 2008 Election Results, Massachusetts House of Representatives]</ref>
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Forry raised $66,740 for her campaign.<ref>[ http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=MA&y=2008#results_summary_H 2008 Massachusetts Election Fundraising, Candidates]</ref>
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| colspan="2" | {{won}} '''Linda Dorcena Forry (D)'''
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| align="right" | '''12,501'''
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|-
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| colspan="2" | All Others
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| align="right" | 191
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| colspan="2" | Blanks
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| align="right" | 4,409
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==Campaign donors==
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===2012===
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===2010===
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In 2010, Forry received $55,855 in campaign donations.  The largest donors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MA&y=2010&f=H&so=s#sorttable Follow the Money - 2010 Donors]</ref>
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|Chamber = Massachusetts House of Representatives
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = $55,855
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|org1 = Lee, Barbara F
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|org2 = Carpenters & Joiners Local 67
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|org3 = Sheet Metal Workers Local 17
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|org4 = Couto, Jose S
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|org5 = Sheridan, Jean Ohara
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|orgdonor1 = $1,000
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|orgdonor2 = $1,000
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|orgdonor3 = $1,000
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|orgdonor4 = $750
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|orgdonor5 = $600
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|}}
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===2008===
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Forry raised $66,740 in the 2008 election cycle.
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Her major contributors are listed below. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=109378 Massachusetts House donor numbers]</ref>
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| Retired Public Employees
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| align="right" | $1,000
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| Carpenters Local 67
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| align="right" | $1,000
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| Robert K. Sheridan
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| align="right" | $1,000
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| Sheet Metal Workers Local 17
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| align="right" | $1,000
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| Barbara F. Lee
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| align="right" | $1,000
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==Personal==
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Forry has served as co-chair of the Citizens Schools' Council of Champions Board, and a member of the Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center Board of Overseers, Bird Street Community Center Board, Colonel Daniel Marr Boys and Girls Club Board, and the Lower Mills Civic Association.<ref name=vs/>
  
 
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*[https://malegislature.gov/People/Profile/LDF0 Sen. Forry's website]
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*[https://malegislature.gov/People/Profile/LDF0 Office website]
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*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=35873 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=35873 Project Vote Smart biography]
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=109378 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=90683 2006]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Representative-Linda-Dorcena-Forry/440854870369 Linda Dorcena Forry on Facebook]
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*[http://twitter.com/ldforry Linda Dorcena Forry on Twitter]
  
 
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Revision as of 10:00, 16 July 2013

Linda Dorcena Forry
Linda Dorcena Forry.jpg
Massachusetts State Senate, First Suffolk District
Incumbent
In office
June 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$61,133/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
First electedMay 28, 2013
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Massachusetts House of Representatives, Twelfth Suffolk
2005 - 2013
Education
Bachelor'sBoston College Carroll School of Management
Master'sSuffolk University
Personal
ProfessionDirector, Department of Neighborhood Development for the City of Boston
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Linda Dorcena Forry is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts State Senate, representing the First Suffolk District. She was first elected to the chamber in a special election on May 28, 2013.

Forry served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 2005 (when she won a special election in April) to 2013.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Community Development and Small Business Joint, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Biography

Forry's professional experience includes working as director of the Department of Neighborhood Development for the City of Boston, and serving as as Legislative Aide/Acting Chief of Staff for Massachusetts Representative Charlotte Golar Richie.[1]

Election history

2013

See also: State legislative special elections, 2013

Forry won election in the special election for Massachusetts State Senate First Suffolk District. The seat was vacant following Jack Hart's (D) resignation to take a job at a law firm. Forry defeated Nick Collins and Maureen Dahill in the April 30 Democratic primary and defeated Joseph Anthony Ureneck (R) in the general election which took place on May 28.[2][3][4]

2012

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

Forry won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Twelfth Suffolk District. Forry was unopposed in the September 6 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5]

2010

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2010

Forry won re-election to the Twelfth Suffolk Seat in 2010. She was unopposed in the September 14 primary. She also faced no opposition in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Massachusetts House of Representatives General Election, Twelfth Suffolk District (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Linda Dorcena Forry (D) 9,726

2008

On November 4, 2008, Forry won re-election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Twelfth Suffolk, unopposed.[7]

Forry raised $66,740 for her campaign.[8]

Massachusetts State House of Representatives, Twelfth Suffolk (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Linda Dorcena Forry (D) 12,501
All Others 191
Blanks 4,409

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Forry received $55,855 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[9]

Massachusetts House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Linda Dorcena Forry's campaign in 2010
Lee, Barbara F$1,000
Carpenters & Joiners Local 67$1,000
Sheet Metal Workers Local 17$1,000
Couto, Jose S$750
Sheridan, Jean Ohara$600
Total Raised in 2010 $55,855

2008

Forry raised $66,740 in the 2008 election cycle.

Her major contributors are listed below. [10]

Donor Amount
Retired Public Employees $1,000
Carpenters Local 67 $1,000
Robert K. Sheridan $1,000
Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 $1,000
Barbara F. Lee $1,000

Personal

Forry has served as co-chair of the Citizens Schools' Council of Champions Board, and a member of the Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center Board of Overseers, Bird Street Community Center Board, Colonel Daniel Marr Boys and Girls Club Board, and the Lower Mills Civic Association.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jack Hart (D)
Massachusetts State Senate First Suffolk
June 2013-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Massachusetts House of Representatives Twelfth Suffolk
2005–2013
Succeeded by
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