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Stephen Canessa
Massachusetts House of Representatives Twelfth Bristol
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
June 24, 2011
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Stephen Canessa (b. 1980) was a Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives representing the Twelfth Bristol from 2005 until his resignation on June 24, 2011. Canessa resigned June 24 to take a job as a legislative liaison for SouthCoast Health System.[1]

Canessa served as Vice Chairman of the Lakeville School Committee from 2001-2004.

He is a member of the Lakeville Democratic Town Committee, National Dropout Prevention Center/Network Board, Plymouth County Democratic League, Sons of Italy, and the Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference's Transportation Committee.[2]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Canessa was appointed to the following committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Canessa served on the following committees:



See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2010

Canessa won re-election to the Twelfth Bristol Seat in 2010. He was unopposed in the September 14 primary. He also faced no opposition in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3]

Massachusetts House of Representatives General Election, Twelfth Bristol District (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Stephen Canessa (D) 8,744


On November 4, 2008, Patrick won re-election for the Massachusetts House of Representatives election for the Twelfth Bristol district.[4] In this election he raised $76,415-; of that total $72,495- (95.1%) was from in state contributions and $3,765- (4.9%) was from out of state contributions.[5]

Massachusetts House of Representatives - Twelfth Bristol district
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Stephen Canessa (D) 12,273
All Others 122
Blanks 4,200

Campaign donors


Canessa raised $76,415 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below. [6]

Donor Amount
Ironworkers Local 7 $1,000
Massachusetts Laborers District Council $1,000
Kenneth R. Rezendes $1,000
Electrical Workers Local 223 $825
Bank of America $815

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2008, 2006, 2004


Political offices
Preceded by
Massachusetts House of Representatives Bristol 12
2005–June 24, 2011
Succeeded by
Keiko Orrall