Marcos Devers

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Marcos Devers
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Massachusetts House of Representatives, Sixteenth Essex
Incumbent
In office
2010 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 4
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$60,032.60/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedJune 15, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversidad Autonoma De Santo Domingo
Personal
ProfessionCivil Engineer
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Marcos A. Devers is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Sixteenth Essex district. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election held June 15, 2010 to replace William Lantigua.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities Joint, Vice-chair
Economic Development and Emerging Technologies Joint
Education Joint

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Devers' website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Quality Affordable Housing

  • Excerpt: "It is my belief that communities are stronger when all families have access to a good affordable housing opportunity—opportunities that will allow for our families to remain in the neighborhoods they’ve helped to build and maintain over the years and that helps new families begin to place their roots.

Jobs and Economic Opportunity

  • Excerpt: "As your Representative and as a member of the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies, I am committed to working with the local, state and federal elected officials to help create innovative and creative ideas that will help our economy to thrive."

Improving Our Public Schools

  • Excerpt: "As a member of the Joint Committee on Education, I will work tirelessly along with Goverment (sic) and Educational Leaders to help secure the safest and most qualified education for our children."

Protecting Our Youth and Keeping our City Safe

  • Excerpt: "I am strongly committed to working with our Local Enformcement (sic) Officers to create the safest environment for our children to grow healthy and free of bad habits."

Elections

2014

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Massachusetts House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on September 9, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Marcos Devers was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Roger Twomey was unopposed in the Republican primary. Devers faces Twomey in the general election.[3]

2012

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

Devers won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Sixteenth Essex District. Devers defeated Chally Ramos in the September 6 Democratic primary and defeated Jose L. Santiago (I) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Sixteenth Essex District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarcos Devers Incumbent 84.4% 9,270
     Independent Jose Santiago 15.6% 1,710
Total Votes 10,980
Massachusetts House of Representatives, Sixteenth District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMarcos Devers 84.2% 1,484
Chally Ramos 15.8% 278
Total Votes 1,762

2010

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2010

Devers won election to the Sixteenth Essex seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Enrique Matos (R) and Rafael Gadea (I) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Massachusetts House of Representatives General Election, Sixteenth Essex District (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Marcos Devers (D) 4,775
Enrique Matos (R) 858
Rafael Gadea (I) 162

2010 special election

On June 16, 2010, Devers won the special election, with 88% of the vote, for the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Sixteenth Essex district.[1]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Devers lost the Massachusetts House of Representatives election for the Sixteenth Essex district.[7] In this election he raised $137,211; of that total $135,928 (99.1%) was from in state contributions and $1,283 (0.9%) was from out of state contributions.[8]

Massachusetts House of Representatives - Sixteenth Essex district
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png William Lantigua (D) 7,309
All Others 658
Blanks 1,409

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Devers received $25,361 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[9]

Massachusetts House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Marcos Devers's campaign in 2010
Devers, Marcos A$6,900
Restaurant Fundraiser At Rio Bar$641
Niki Tsongas Cmte$510
Cmte For A Democratic House$500
1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East$500
Total Raised in 2010 $25,361

Scorecards

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2013-2014

  • Legislators are scored on bills of interest to an organization advocating economically conservative policy.

2013

  • Legislators are scored on environmental issues.

2011-2012

  • Legislators are scored on bills of interest to an organization of employers.
  • Legislators are scored on environmental issues.
  • Legislators are scored on votes on issues including health care costs, consumer protection, recycling, transportation and democracy.

Personal

Devers is married to his wife, Victoria.[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
William Lantigua
Massachusetts House of Representatives Sixteenth Essex
June 2010 - present
Succeeded by
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