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'''Elections for the office of Massachusetts State Senate''' were held in Massachusetts on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections is May 4, 2010 for partisan and August 3 for Independents.  The primary election day was on September 14, 2010.  
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'''Elections for the office of Massachusetts State Senate''' were held in Massachusetts on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was May 4, 2010 for partisan and August 3 for Independents.  The primary election day was on September 14, 2010.  
  
 
: ''See also: [[Massachusetts State Senate]]'' and ''[[State legislative elections, 2010]]''
 
: ''See also: [[Massachusetts State Senate]]'' and ''[[State legislative elections, 2010]]''

Revision as of 17:09, 7 November 2010


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Massachusetts State House elections, 2010

Majority controlCampaign contributions

QualificationsCompetitiveness analysis

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List of candidates
Berkshire, Hampshire and Franklink DistrictBristol and Norfolk DistrictFirst Bristol and Plymouth DistrictSecond Bristol and Plymouth DistrictCape and Islands DistrictFirst Essex DistrictSecond Essex DistrictFirst Essex and Middlesex DistrictSecond Essex and Middlesex DistrictThird Essex and Middlesex DistrictHampden DistrictFirst Hampden and Hampshire DistrictSecond Hampden and Hampshire DistrictHampshire and Franklin DistrictFirst Middlesex DistrictSecond Middlesex DistrictThird Middlesex DistrictFourth Middlesex DistrictMiddlesex and Essex DistrictFirst Middlesex and Norfolk DistrictSecond Middlesex and Norfolk DistrictMiddlesex and Worcester DistrictMiddlesex, Suffolk and Essex DistrictNorfolk and Plymouth DistrictNorfolk, Bristol and Middlesex DistrictNorfolk, Bristol and Plymouth DistrictPlymouth and Barnstable DistrictFirst Plymouth and Bristol DistrictSecond Plymouth and Bristol DistrictPlymouth and Norfolk DistrictFirst Suffolk DistrictSecond Suffolk DistrictFirst Suffolk and Middlesex DistrictSecond Suffolk and Middlesex DistrictSuffolk and Norfolk DistrictFirst Worcester DistrictSecond Worcester DistrictWorcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin DistrictWorcester and Middlesex DistrictWorcester and Norfolk Worcester District
Massachusetts State Senate

Elections for the office of Massachusetts State Senate were held in Massachusetts on November 2, 2010. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was May 4, 2010 for partisan and August 3 for Independents. The primary election day was on September 14, 2010.

See also: Massachusetts State Senate and State legislative elections, 2010

November 2 General Election Results

Massachusetts State Senate
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 35 36
     Republican Party 5 4
Total 40 40

Campaign contributions

See also: State-by-state comparison of donations to state senate campaigns

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state senate in Massachusetts in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state senate races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[1]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 56 $7,993,572
2006 68 $7,948,867
2004 81 $12,267,971
2002 62 $6,996,755

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates
Party As of September 2014
     Democratic Party 36
     Republican Party 4
Total 40


Incumbency

Unopposed incumbents

2010 state legislative elections analyzed using a Competitiveness Index

13 incumbents (41%) face no competition in the November 2 general election and are thus, barring unforeseen circumstances, guaranteed re-election in November.

  • 9 Democratic incumbents face no November challenger.
  • 4 GOP incumbents face no November challenger.

Primary challenges

Only 4 incumbents faced competition in the September 14 primary.

Retiring incumbents

Eight incumbent representatives are not running for re-election, while 32 incumbents (91%) ran for re-election. Of the 8 incumbents who are not running for re-election, 7 are Democrats and 1 is Republican.

Incumbents who are retiring are:

Qualifications

Article LXXI of the Massachusetts Constitution states: Every representative, for one year at least immediately preceding his election, shall have been an inhabitant of the district for which he is chosen and shall cease to represent such district when he shall cease to be an inhabitant of the commonwealth.

List of candidates

Partisan dominance in state senates
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Berkshire, Hampshire and Franklin District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Benjamin Downing Incumbent Downing, a Democrat, has represented this district since 2006. Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:
  • No Republican candidates filed to run for this seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Benjamin Downing Green check mark transparent.png

Bristol and Norfolk District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • James Timility Incumbent Timility, a Democrat, has represented this district since 2004. Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:
  • No Republican candidates filed to run for this seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party James Timility Green check mark transparent.png

First Bristol and Plymouth District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Michael Coogan 3,456
  • Lorne Lawless 2,087
  • John Mitchell 5,102
  • Michael Rodrigues 7,132 Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael Rodrigues Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Derek Maksy

Second Bristol and Plymouth District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Mark Montigny Incumbent Montigny, a Democrat, has represented this district since 1992. Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mark Montigny Green check mark transparent.png

Cape and Islands District

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Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Daniel Wolf Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party James H. Crocker, Jr.

First Essex District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Steven Baddour Incumbent Baddour, a Democrat, has represented this district since January 2002. Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Steven Baddour Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Stephen Cole

Second Essex District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Frederick Berry Incumbent Berry, a Democrat, has represented this district since 1982. Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Frederick Berry Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Richard Jolitz

First Essex and Middlesex District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • No Democrat filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:
  • Bruce Tarr Incumbent Tarr, a Republican, has represented this district since 1994. Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Bruce Tarr Green check mark transparent.png

Second Essex and Middlesex District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Barry Finegold 4,256 Approveda
  • John Kelly 912
  • Debbie Silberstein 3,193
  • John J. Wilson, Jr. 2,904
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Barry Finegold Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jamison Tomasek

Third Essex and Middlesex District

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Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Thomas McGee : Incumbent McGee has represented this district since May 2002. Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Thomas McGee Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Christopher Dent

Hampden District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Susan Dawson 1,508
  • Ronald Patenaude 1,361
  • James Welch 5,845 Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party James Welch Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Robert Magovern

First Hampden and Hampshire District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Gale Candaras Incumbent Candaras has represented this district since 2006. Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gale Candaras Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Thomas McCarthy

Second Hampden and Hampshire District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • No Democratic candidate filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:
  • Michael Knapik Incumbent Knapik has represented this district since 1994. Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Michael Knapik Green check mark transparent.png

Hampshire and Franklin District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Stanley Rosenberg Incumbent Rosenberg, a Democrat, has represented this district since February 1991. Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:
  • No Republican filed to run for this seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Stanley Rosenberg Green check mark transparent.png

First Middlesex District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Eileen Donoghue Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party James Buba

Second Middlesex District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Patricia Jehlen Incumbent Jehlen has represented this district since September 2005. Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Patricia Jehlen Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party David Carnevale

Third Middlesex District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Susan Fargo Incumbent Fargo has represented this district since 1996. Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Susan Fargo Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Sandra Martinez

Fourth Middlesex District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Kenneth Donnelly Incumbent Donnelly, a Democrat, has represented this district since December 2007. Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:
  • No Republican candidates filed to run for this seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kenneth Donnelly Green check mark transparent.png

Middlesex and Essex District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Katherine Clark Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Craig Spadafora

First Middlesex and Norfolk District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Cynthia Stone Creem Incumbent Creem, a Democrat, has represented this district since 1998. 12,607 Approveda
  • Charles Rudnick 4,898
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:
  • No Republican candidates filed to run for this seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Cynthia Stone Creem Green check mark transparent.png

Second Middlesex and Norfolk District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Karen Spilka Incumbent Spilka has represented this district since 2004. Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Karen Spilka Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Edward McGrath

Middlesex and Worcester District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • James Eldridge Incumbent Eldridge has represented this district since 2006. Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party James Eldridge Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party George Thompson

Middlesex, Suffolk and Essex District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Sal DiDomenico Incumbent DiDomenico has represented this district since 2010. 7,009 Approveda
  • Timothy Flaherty 6,819
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sal DiDomenico Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Barbara Bush

Norfolk and Plymouth District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Keenan Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Daniel Dewey

Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • No Democrat filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:
  • Richard Ross Incumbent Ross has represented this district since May 2010. Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Richard Ross Green check mark transparent.png

Norfolk, Bristol, and Plymouth District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Brian Joyce Incumbent Joyce has represented this district since January 1998. Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Brian Joyce Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Robert Burr, Jr.

Plymouth and Barnstable District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Therese Murray Incumbent Murray has represented this district since 1992. Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Therese Murray Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Thomas Francis Keyes

First Plymouth and Bristol District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Marc Pacheco Incumbent Pacheco has represented this district since 1992 Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Marc Pacheco Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party David Pottier

Second Plymouth and Bristol District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Thomas Kennedy Incumbent Kennedy, a Democrat, has represented this district since 2008. Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:
  • No Republican candidates filed to run for this seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Thomas Kennedy Green check mark transparent.png

Plymouth and Norfolk District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
No Democrat filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:
  • Robert Hedlund Incumbent Hedlund has represented this district from 1990-1992 and currently since 1994. Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Robert Hedlund Green check mark transparent.png

First Suffolk District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • John Hart Incumbent Hart has represented this district since February 2002. Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:
  • No Republican candidates filed to run for this seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Hart Green check mark transparent.png

Second Suffolk District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Sonia Chang-Diaz Incumbent Chang-Diaz has represented this district since 2008. 10,018 Approveda
  • Hassan Williams 3,131
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:
  • No Republican candidates filed to run for this seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sonia Chang-Diaz Green check mark transparent.png

First Suffolk and Middlesex District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Anthony Petruccelli Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Frank Addivinola, Jr.

Second Suffolk and Middlesex District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • William Feegbeh 741
  • Steven Tolman Incumbent Tolman has represented this district since 1998. 8,797 Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:
  • No Republican candidates filed to run for this seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Steven Tolman Green check mark transparent.png

Suffolk and Norfolk District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael Rush Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Brad Williams

First Worcester District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Harriette Chandler Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party William Higgins, Sr

Second Worcester District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Michael Moore Incumbent Moore has represented this district since 2004. Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:
  • No Republican candidates filed to run for this seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael Moore Green check mark transparent.png

Worcester, Hampden, Hamphsire and Franklin District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Stephen Brewer Incumbent Brewer has represented this district since 1996. Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Stephen Brewer Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Daniel Dubrule

Worcester and Middlesex District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jennifer Flanagan Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Neal Heeren

Worcester and Norfolk District

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Richard Moore Incumbent Moore has represented this district since April 1996. Approveda
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Richard Moore Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kim Roy

See also

External links

References

  1. Follow the Money, Massachusetts