Paul Heroux

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Paul Heroux
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Massachusetts House of Representatives, Second Bristol District
In office
January 5, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 2
Base salary$60,032.60/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolAttleboro High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Southern California
Master'sHarvard University
Date of birth1976
Place of birthTaunton, Massachusetts
Office website
Paul Heroux is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Second Bristol district. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Heroux's professional experience includes working in journalism, consulting, and criminal justice.[1]


Campaign themes


Heroux's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Constituent Services

  • Excerpt: "My goal is to give you the help you need where ever you may need it, and to minimize the presence of the government out of your life if you don't want government in your life."

Government Waste

  • Excerpt: "I want to know if the tax dollars that were spent were spent well. I will be a steward of your tax dollars."

Public Debt & Taxes

  • Excerpt: "Only if generations benefit from it, should generations pay for it."

Jobs & Unemployment

  • Excerpt: "Our community's success rests on our ability to work. We have many potential advantages in commerce, education, infrastructure revitalization and upgrades, and the delivery of services."

Healthcare & Mental Health

  • Excerpt: "I will be a strong advocate for mental health services and mental health awareness. We need a State Rep who truly understands the challenges that families and friends face."

Committee assignments


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

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets
Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities Joint
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Joint



See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Massachusetts House of Representatives 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 Paul Heroux was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Bert Buckley defeated Jeffrey Bailey in the Republican primary. Heroux defeated Buckley in the general election.[2]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Second Bristol District General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Heroux Incumbent 61.1% 6,621
     Republican Bert Buckley 38.9% 4,211
Total Votes 10,832
Massachusetts House of Representatives, Second Bristol District Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBert Buckley 51.7% 717
Jeffrey Bailey 48.3% 671
Total Votes 1,388


See also: Massachusetts' 4th Congressional District elections, 2012

Heroux initially declared to run in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Massachusetts' 4th District.[3] He withdrew and instead ran for the state house.

Heroux won election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Second Bristol District. Heroux defeated Stephen Vincent Kane in the Democratic primary for State House in the Second Bristol district and defeated incumbent George Ross (R) in the general election which took place on November 6.[4]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Second Bristol District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Heroux 58.2% 9,738
     Republican George Ross Incumbent 41.8% 6,992
Total Votes 16,730
Massachusetts House of Representatives, Second Bristol District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Heroux 77.9% 1,127
Stephen Kane 22.1% 319
Total Votes 1,446

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


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Heroux is engaged to Rebecca Katz, a second grade teacher. They live in Attleboro, Massachusetts.[5][6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
George Ross (R)
Massachusetts House of Representatives Second Bristol District
Succeeded by