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Mary Keefe
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Massachusetts House of Representatives, Fifteenth Worcester District
In office
January 5, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$60,032.60/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sCollege of Wooster
J.D.Capital University Law School
Office website
Mary Keefe is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Fifteenth Worcester district. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Steering, Policy and Scheduling
Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Joint
Labor and Workforce Development Joint



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 Mary Keefe defeated Philip Palmieri and Ralph Perez in the Democratic primary and is unopposed in the general election.[1]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Fifteenth Worcester District Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMary Keefe Incumbent 56.6% 1,343
Philip Palmieri 35.7% 846
Ralph Perez 7.7% 182
Total Votes 2,371


See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

Keefe won election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Fifteenth Worcester District. She defeated Ralph Perez, Kate Toomey, Dianna Biancheria, and Frank Beshai in the September 6 Democratic primary and defeated Brian O'Malley (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Fifteenth Worcester District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMary Keefe 75.5% 7,654
     Republican Brian O'Malley 24.5% 2,489
Total Votes 10,143
Massachusetts House of Representatives, Fifteenth Worcester District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMary Keefe 38.6% 970
Dianna Biancheria 30% 755
Kate Toomey 23.1% 581
Frank Beshai 5.1% 129
Ralph Perez 3.1% 78
Total Votes 2,513

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


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In 2012, Keefe's endorsements included the following:[5]

  • Mass Alliance

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Preceded by
Vincent Pedone (D)
Massachusetts House of Representatives Worcester 15
Succeeded by