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Massachusetts' 9th Congressional District

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The 9th Congressional District of Massachusetts is a congressional district located in in eastern Massachusetts.

Massachusetts' 9th Congressional District is located in the southeastern portion of the state and includes Plymouth county.[1]

The district previously included part of Boston and some of its southern suburbs.

The current representative of the 9th congressional district is William Keating (D), who previously served as the representative for the now defunct 10th congressional district.

Elections

2012

See also: Massachusetts' 9th congressional district elections, 2012

The 9th district of Massachusetts held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Stephen Lynch (D) ran for the 8th district seat due to redistricting in 2012. The now defunct 10th district incumbent William Keating won the 9th district seat. He defeated Christopher Sheldon (R) and Daniel Botelho (I) in the general election.[2]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 9 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Keating Incumbent 55.1% 212,754
     Republican Christopher Sheldon 30.2% 116,531
     Independent Daniel Botelho 8.5% 32,655
     N/A All Others 0.1% 465
     N/A Blank Votes 6.1% 23,394
Total Votes 385,799
Source: Massachusetts Secretary of State "Return of Votes"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Stephen Lynch won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Philip Dunkelbarger (R) and Vernon Harrison (I) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 9 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Lynch incumbent 68.3% 157,071
     Republican Vernon Harrison 26.1% 59,965
     Independent Philip Dunkelbarger 5.5% 12,572
     None Other 0.2% 356
Total Votes 229,964

2008
On November 4, 2008, Stephen Lynch won re-election to the United States House. He ran unopposed in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 9 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Lynch incumbent 76.3% 242,166
     None Other 1% 3,128
     None Blank/Scattering 22.7% 72,126
Total Votes 317,420

2006
On November 7, 2006, Stephen Lynch won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jack Robinson (R) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 9 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Lynch incumbent 72.2% 169,420
     Republican Jack Robinson 20.1% 47,114
     N/A Other 0.2% 502
     N/A Blank/Scattering 7.4% 17,469
Total Votes 234,505

2004
On November 2, 2004, Stephen Lynch won re-election to the United States House. He ran unopposed in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 9 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Lynch incumbent 73.3% 218,167
     N/A All Others 0.7% 2,145
     N/A Blank/Scattering 26% 77,514
Total Votes 297,826

2002
On November 5, 2002, Stephen Lynch won re-election to the United States House. He ran unopposed in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 9 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Lynch incumbent 71.3% 168,055
     N/A Other 0.4% 921
     N/A Blank/Scattering 28.4% 66,890
Total Votes 235,866

2001
On October 10, 2001, Stephen Lynch won election to the United States House. He defeated Jo Ann Sprague (R), Susan C. Gallagher-Long (Conservative) and Brock Satter (Socialist Workers) in the special election.[8]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 9 General Election, 2001
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Lynch 65% 44,943
     Republican Jo Ann Sprague 32.7% 22,645
     Conservative Susan C. Gallagher-Long 1.2% 827
     Socialist Workers Brock Satter 0.7% 510
     N/A Other 0.4% 253
Total Votes 69,178

2000
On November 7, 2000, Joe Moakley won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Janet E. Jeghelian (R) and David A. Rosa (Unenrolled) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 9 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Moakley incumbent 71.2% 193,020
     Republican Janet E. Jeghelian 18% 48,672
     Unenrolled David A. Rosa 2.6% 6,998
     N/A Other 0% 66
     N/A Blank/Scattering 8.2% 22,313
Total Votes 271,069

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 9th congressional district of Massachusetts after the 2001 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in Massachusetts

In 2011, the Massachusetts State Legislature re-drew the Congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census.


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