|Massachusetts State Senate Norfolk and Suffolk District|
|January 5, 2011-Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Massachusetts House of Representatives|
|J.D.||Southern New England School of Law|
|Place of birth||Boston, MA|
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.
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.
|Massachusetts State Senate - Suffolk and Norfolk District|
|Michael Rush (D)||36,986|
|Brad Williams (R)||17,634|
Rush raised $67,283 for his campaign.
|Massachusetts State House of Representatives, Tenth Suffolk (2008)|
|Michael F. Rush (D)||15,219|
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.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rush served on these committees: Economic Development and Emerging Technologies
- Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development
- Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Vice Chair
- Joint Committee on Public Health
- Joint Committee on Transportation
- Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs, Chair
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Rush served on these committees:
- Ways and Means
- Labor and Workforce Development Joint Committee
- Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Joint Committee
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Rush raised $137,720 in contributions. 
His three largest contributors were:
|Rush, Michael F||$13,000|
|Massachusetts Democratic Party||$8,307|
Rush raised $67,283 in the 2008 election cycle.
His major contributors are listed below. 
|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
- Senate website
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- Mike Rush on Facebook
- 2012 State Primary Candidate List "Massachusetts Secretary of State," Accessed June 26, 2012
- 2012 Massachusetts Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- 2008 Election Results, Massachusetts House of Representatives
- [ http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=MA&y=2008#results_summary_H 2008 Massachusetts Election Fundraising, Candidates]
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Rush
- 2010 contributions
- Massachusetts House donor numbers
Marian Walsh (D)
|Massachusetts State Senate Norfolk and Suffolk
| Succeeded by|
|Massachusetts House of Representatives Suffolk 10
| Succeeded by|
Elizabeth Malia (D)