Michael Rush

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Michael Rush
Michael Rush.jpg
Massachusetts State Senate Suffolk and Norfolk District
In office
January 5, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 5, 2013
Years in position 4
Base salary$61,132.99/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Massachusetts House of Representatives
Bachelor'sProvidence College
Master'sProvidence College
J.D.Southern New England School of Law
Place of birthBoston, MA
ProfessionHistory Teacher
Office website
Michael Rush is a 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.

Rush is a history teacher and a US Navy Reserve Officer.

Rush received his MA and BA from Providence College, and his JD from Southern New England School of Law.



On November 4, 2008, 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


On November 4, 2008, Rush won re-election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Tenth Suffolk, unopposed.[1]

Rush raised $67,283 for his campaign.[2]

Massachusetts State 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

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.[3]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rush has been appointed to these committees: Economic Development and Emerging Technologies


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

Campaign donors


In 2010, Rush raised $137,720 in contributions. [4]

His three largest contributors were:

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


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

His major contributors are listed below. [5]

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

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Rush has a wife, Mary.personal

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