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  |Name = Michael Rush
 
  |Name = Michael Rush
 
  |Profile picture = Michael_Rush.jpg
 
  |Profile picture = Michael_Rush.jpg
  |Position = Massachusetts State Senate Suffolk and Norfolk District
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  |Position = Massachusetts State Senate, Norfolk and Suffolk District
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Status = Incumbent
  |Tenure = January 5, 2011-Present
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  |Tenure = January 5, 2011 - present
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 5, 2013]]
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  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 7, 2015]]
 
  |Assumed office = 2011
 
  |Assumed office = 2011
 
  |Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
 
  |Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
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  |Base salary = $61,132.99/year
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  |Base salary = $60,032.60/year
 
  |Per diem = $10-$100/day
 
  |Per diem = $10-$100/day
 
  |Pension  =  
 
  |Pension  =  
  |Last election =  
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  |Last election = [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
  |Appointed =  
 
  |Appointed =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
 
  |First elected = [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
 
  |First elected = [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
 
  |Term limits =  
 
  |Term limits =  
  |Next election = [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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  |Next election = November 4, 2014
 
  |Prior office = Massachusetts House of Representatives
 
  |Prior office = Massachusetts House of Representatives
  |Prior office years = 2002-2010
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  |Prior office years = 2002 - 2010
 
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  |Birthday =  
 
  |Birthday =  
  |Place of birth = Boston, MA
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  |Place of birth = Boston, Massachusetts
  |Profession = History Teacher
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  |Profession = History teacher
 
  |Religion =  
 
  |Religion =  
 
  |Office website = http://www.malegislature.gov/People/Profile/MFR0  
 
  |Office website = http://www.malegislature.gov/People/Profile/MFR0  
 
  |Campaign website =  
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Michael Rush''' is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Massachusetts State Senate]], representing the Suffolk and Norfolk Seat. He represented the Tenth Suffolk in the [[Massachusetts House of Representatives]] from 2003-2011.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Michael F. Rush''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Massachusetts State Senate]], representing the Norfolk and Suffolk district. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.  
  
Rush is a history teacher and a US Navy Reserve Officer.
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Rush served in the [[Massachusetts House of Representatives]], representing the Tenth Suffolk district from 2003 to 2011.
  
Rush received his MA and BA from Providence College, and his JD from Southern New England School of Law.
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Rush has served as Treasurer of the Boston Legislative Delegation, House of Representatives Historian, Chair of the Parks Caucus, and a member of the Children's Legislative Caucus, Immigrants Caucus, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority Caucus, Science and Technology Caucus, and Seniors Caucus.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=35666 ''Project Vote Smart'' - Rep. Rush]</ref>
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==Biography==
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Rush earned his M.A. and B.A. from Providence College, and J.D. from the Southern New England School of Law. His professional experience includes working as a history teacher. Rush served as an Officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve.
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==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Rush served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = Massachusetts
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|year = 2013
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Ways and Means
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|Committee2 = Economic Development and Emerging Technologies Joint
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|Joint2 = Yes
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|Committee3 = Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Joint
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|Chair3 = Vice-chair
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|Joint3 = Yes
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|Committee4 = Labor and Workforce Development Joint
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|Joint4 = Yes
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|Committee5 = Transportation Joint
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|Joint5 = Yes
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|Committee6 = Veterans and Federal Affairs Joint
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|Chair6 = Chair
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|Joint6 = Yes
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|Committee7 = Ways and Means Joint
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|Joint7 = Yes
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}}
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===2011-2012===
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rush served on these committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|Collapse= Yes
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|State = Massachusetts
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|year = 2011
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Labor and Workforce Development Joint
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|Joint1 = Yes
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|Committee2 = Mental Health and Substance Abuse Joint
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|Chair2 = Vice-chair
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|Joint2 = Yes
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|Committee3 = Public Health Joint
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|Joint3 = Yes
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|Committee4 = Transportation Joint
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|Joint4 = Yes
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|Committee5 = Veterans and Federal Affairs Joint
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|Chair5 = Chair
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|Joint5 = Yes
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}}
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===2009-2010===
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Rush served on these committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = Massachusetts
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|year = 2009
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Ways and Means
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|Committee2 = Labor and Workforce Development Joint
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|Joint2 = Yes
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|Committee3 = Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Joint
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|Joint3 = Yes
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|Committee4 =
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|Committee5 =
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}}
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
===2012===
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===2014===
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{{MA SDNS 2014}}
  
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===2012===
 
:: See also: ''[[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2012]]''
 
:: See also: ''[[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2012]]''
  
Rush is running unopposed in Democratic primary on August 14. The general election takes 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 26, 2012]</ref>  
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Rush won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2012|Massachusetts State Senate]] Norfolk and Suffolk District. Rush 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 26, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/ele12/primary_results12.htm 2012 ''Massachusetts Secretary of State,'' Official 2012 Primary Results]</ref>
===2010===
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On November 4, 2008, Rush won election to the [[Massachusetts State Senate]], Suffolk and Norfolk District, defeating [[Brad Williams]] (R).  
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===2010===
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On November 9, 2010, Rush won election to the [[Massachusetts State Senate]], Suffolk and Norfolk District, defeating [[Brad Williams]] (R).  
  
 
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===2008===
 
===2008===
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On November 4, 2008, Rush won re-election to the [[Massachusetts House of Representatives]], Tenth Suffolk, unopposed.<ref>[http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepdf/2008%20Return%20of%20Votes%20Complete.pdf ''Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth'', "Return of Votes - For Massachusetts State Election - November 4, 2008," accessed February 13, 2014]</ref>
  
On November 4, 2008, Rush won re-election to the [[Massachusetts House of Representatives]], Tenth 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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Rush raised $67,283 for his 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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Rush raised $67,283 for his 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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   office = Massachusetts House of Representatives, Tenth Suffolk (2008)
  
 
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He is Treasurer of the Boston Legislative Delegation, Chair of the Parks Caucus, and a member of the Children's Legislative Caucus, House of Representatives Historian, Immigrants Caucus, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority Caucus, Science and Technology Caucus, and Seniors Caucus.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=35666 ''Project Vote Smart'' - Rep. Rush]</ref>
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==Campaign donors==
 
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===2012===
==Committee assignments==
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{{State leg donor}}
===2011-2012===
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rush has been appointed to these committees:
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Economic Development and Emerging Technologies
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* [[Labor and Workforce Development Joint Committee, Massachusetts General Court|Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development]]
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* [[Mental Health and Substance Abuse Joint Committee, Massachusetts General Court|Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse]], Vice Chair
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* [[Public Health Joint Committee, Massachusetts General Court|Joint Committee on Public Health]]
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* [[Transportation Joint Committee, Massachusetts General Court|Joint Committee on Transportation]]
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* [[Veterans and Federal Affairs Joint Committee, Massachusetts General Court|Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs]], Chair
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===2009-2010===
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Rush served on these committees:
 
* [[Ways and Means Committee, Massachusetts House of Representatives|Ways and Means]]
 
* [[Labor and Workforce Development Joint Committee, Massachusetts General Court|Labor and Workforce Development Joint Committee]]
 
* [[Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Joint Committee, Massachusetts General Court|Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Joint Committee]]
 
 
==Campaign donors==
 
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
  
In 2010, Rush raised $137,720 in contributions. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MA&y=2010&f=S&so=O#sorttable 2010 contributions]</ref>   
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In 2010, Rush raised $137,720 in contributions.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MA&y=2010&f=S&so=O#sorttable ''Follow the Money'', "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013]</ref>   
  
 
His three largest contributors were:
 
His three largest contributors were:
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===2008===
 
===2008===
 
 
Rush raised $67,283 in the 2008 election cycle.
 
Rush raised $67,283 in the 2008 election cycle.
  
His major contributors are listed below. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=109535 Massachusetts House donor numbers]</ref>
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His major contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=109535 Massachusetts House donor numbers]</ref>
  
 
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==Personal==
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Rush is married to his wife, Mary.
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term '''Michael + Rush + Massachusetts + Senate'''
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==Personal==
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==See also==
Rush has a wife, Mary.personal
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* [[Massachusetts State Senate]]
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* [[Massachusetts State Senate#Standing Senate Committees|Senate Committees]]
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* [[Massachusetts General Court|Joint Committees]]
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* [[Massachusetts state legislative districts]]
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* [[Massachusetts State Legislature]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.malegislature.gov/People/Profile/MFR0 Senate website]
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*[http://www.malegislature.gov/People/Profile/MFR0 Office website]
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=35666 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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*[http://openstates.org/ma/legislators/MAL000034/michael-f-rush/ Profile from Open States]
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=35666 Project Vote Smart biography]
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*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=35666 Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=35666 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=127114 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=109535 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=90853 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=73885 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=16831 2002]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=127114 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=109535 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=90853 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=73885 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=16831 2002]
*[http://www.facebook.com/RushforSenate Mike Rush on Facebook]
 
  
 
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Michael Rush
Michael Rush.jpg
Massachusetts State Senate, Norfolk and Suffolk District
Incumbent
In office
January 5, 2011 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$60,032.60/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Massachusetts House of Representatives
2002 - 2010
Education
Bachelor'sProvidence College
Master'sProvidence College
J.D.Southern New England School of Law
Personal
Place of birthBoston, Massachusetts
ProfessionHistory teacher
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Michael F. Rush is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts State Senate, representing the Norfolk and Suffolk district. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Rush served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Tenth Suffolk district from 2003 to 2011.

Rush has served as Treasurer of the Boston Legislative Delegation, House of Representatives Historian, Chair of the Parks Caucus, and a member of the Children's Legislative Caucus, Immigrants Caucus, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority Caucus, Science and Technology Caucus, and Seniors Caucus.[1]

Biography

Rush earned his M.A. and B.A. from Providence College, and J.D. from the Southern New England School of Law. His professional experience includes working as a history teacher. Rush served as an Officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Ways and Means
Economic Development and Emerging Technologies Joint
Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Joint, Vice-chair
Labor and Workforce Development Joint
Transportation Joint
Veterans and Federal Affairs Joint, Chair
Ways and Means Joint

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rush served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Rush served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Massachusetts State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election was held on September 9, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Michael Rush was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election.[2]

2012

See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2012

Rush won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts State Senate Norfolk and Suffolk District. Rush was unopposed in the September 6 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

2010

On November 9, 2010, Rush won election to the Massachusetts State Senate, Suffolk and Norfolk District, defeating Brad Williams (R).

Massachusetts State Senate - Suffolk and Norfolk District
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Rush (D) 36,986
Brad Williams (R) 17,634
All Others 102
Blanks 5,655

2008

On November 4, 2008, Rush won re-election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Tenth Suffolk, unopposed.[5]

Rush raised $67,283 for his campaign.[6]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Tenth Suffolk (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael F. Rush (D) 15,219
All Others 218
Blanks 5,948

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Rush raised $137,720 in contributions.[7]

His three largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Rush, Michael F $13,000
Massachusetts Democratic Party $8,307
Cawley, Patricia $1,800

2008

Rush raised $67,283 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[8]

Donor Amount
Retired Public Employees $1,000
Sean P. Canty $1,000
Plumbers & Gasfitters Local 12 $1,000
Boston Police Patrolmens Association $1,000
Beer Distributors PAC $800

Personal

Rush is married to his wife, Mary.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Michael + Rush + Massachusetts + Senate

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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See also

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
Marian Walsh (D)
Massachusetts State Senate Norfolk and Suffolk
2011–present
Succeeded by
NA
Preceded by
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Massachusetts House of Representatives Suffolk 10
2003–2011
Succeeded by
Elizabeth Malia (D)