Election Contests and Ballot Measures

November 6, 2012 Massachusetts General Election

Massachusetts

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US President & Vice President (Massachusetts)
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Gary Johnson - L
Websitegaryjohnson2016.com
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James P. "Jim" Gray - L
Websitewww.judgejimgray.com
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Barack Obama - D
Websitemy.barackobama.com
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Joe Biden - D
Websitewww.whitehouse.gov/administration/vice-president-biden
74
Mitt Romney - R
Websitewww.mittromney.com
70
Paul Ryan - R
Websitewww.ryanforcongress.com
47
Jill E. Stein - G
Websitewww.jill2016.com
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Cheri Honkala - G
Websitewww.jillstein.org/cheri_honkala
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US Senate
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Scott Brown - R
Websitewww.scottbrown.com
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Elizabeth A. Warren - D
Websiteelizabethwarren.com
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US House of Representatives
Representative In Congress Eighth District
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Stephen F. Lynch - D
Websitewww.stephenflynch.com
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Joe Selvaggi - R
Websitejoeselvaggi2012.com
Representative In Congress Fifth District
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Edward J. Markey - D
Websitewww.edmarkey.com
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Thomas P. Tierney - R
Websitewww.tomtierney.org
Representative In Congress First District
Richard E. Neal - D
Websitewww.nealforcongress.com
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Representative In Congress Fourth District
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Sean Dm Bielat - R
Websitewww.seanbielat.org
Joseph P. Kennedy, III - D
Websitejoekennedyforcongress.com
36
David A. Rosa - R
Websitedaverosaforcongress.com
Representative In Congress Ninth District
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Daniel S. Botelho - I
Websitewww.danielbotelhoforcongress.com
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William R. Keating - D
Websitewww.keatingforcongress.com
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Christopher Sheldon - R
Websitewww.electsheldon.com
Representative In Congress Second District
James P. McGovern - D
Websitejimmcgovern.com
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Representative In Congress Seventh District
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Michael E. Capuano - D
Websitewww.mikecapuano.com
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Karla Romero - I
Websitewww.votekarlaromero.com
Representative In Congress Sixth District
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Daniel Fishman - L
Websitewww.fishmanforcongress.com
John F. Tierney - D
Websitewww.johntierney.com
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Richard R. Tisei - R
Websitetiseiforcongress.com
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Representative In Congress Third District
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Jonathan A. Golnik - R
Websitewww.jongolnik.com
Nicola S. Tsongas - D
Websitenikitsongas.com
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Massachusetts Senate
Berkshire, Hampshire And Franklin Senate District
Benjamin Brackett Downing - D
Websitewww.bendowning.org
35
Bristol And Norfolk Senate District
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James E. Timilty - D
Websitemalegislature.gov/People/Profile/JET0
Jeffrey Robert Bailey - R
Websitewww.baileyforstaterep.com
54
First Bristol And Plymouth Senate District
Michael J. Rodrigues - D
Websitewww.michaelrodrigues.org
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Second Bristol And Plymouth Senate District
Mark C. Montigny - D
Websitemalegislature.gov/People/Profile/mcm0?
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Cape And Islands Senate District
Daniel A. Wolf - D
Websitesenatordanwolf.com
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First Essex Senate District
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Kathleen A. O'Connor Ives - D
Websitewww.voteforives.com
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Shaun P. Toohey - R
Websitetooheyforsenate.com
James M. Kelcourse - U
Websitejameskelcourse.com
Paul A. Magliocchetti - I
Second Essex Senate District
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Richard A. Jolitz - R
Websiteme2010.oroboro.com/tag/richard-a-jolitz
Joan B. Lovely - D
Websitemalegislature.gov/People/Profile/JBL0
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First Essex And Middlesex Senate District
Bruce E. Tarr - R
Websitewww.brucetarr.com
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Second Essex And Middlesex Senate District
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Barry R. Finegold - D
Websitewww.barryfinegold.com
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Paul Adams - R
Third Essex Senate District
Thomas M. McGee - D
Websitewww.mcgeeforsenate.com
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Hampden Senate District
James T. Welch - D
First Hampden And Hampshire Senate District
Gale D. Candaras - D
Websitewww.galecandaras.com
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Second Hampden And Hampshire Senate District
Hampshire And Franklin Senate District
Stanley C. Rosenberg - D
Websitewww.stanrosenberg.com
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First Middlesex Senate District
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Eileen Donoghue - D
Websiteeileendonoghue.com
James J. Buba - R
Second Middlesex Senate District
Patricia D. Jehlen - D
Websitewww.patjehlen.com
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Third Middlesex Senate District
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Michael J. Barrett - D
Websitewww.barrettforstatesenate.org
Sandra B. Martinez - R
Websitewww.sandimartinez.com
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Fourth Middlesex Senate District
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Kenneth J. Donnelly - D
Websitewww.kendonnelly.org
Gerry Dembrowski - R
Websitewww.gerrydembrowski.com
Fifth Middlesex Senate District
Katherine M. Clark - D
Websitekatherineclark.org
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First Middlesex And Norfolk Senate District
Cynthia Stone Creem - D
Second Middlesex And Norfolk Senate District
Karen E. Spilka - D
Websitekarenspilka.com
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Middlesex & Suffolk Senate District
Sal DiDomenico - D
Websitewww.saldidomenico.com
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Middlesex And Worcester Senate District
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James B. Eldridge - D
Websitewww.jamieeldridge.com
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Dean J. Cavaretta - R
Websitewww.deancavaretta.com
Norfolk, Bristol And Plymouth Senate District
Brian A. Joyce - D
Websitewww.brianajoyce.com
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Norfolk, Bristol And Middlesex Senate District
Richard J. Ross - R
Websitewww.richardjross.com
Norfolk And Plymouth Senate District
John F. Keenan - D
Websitewww.senatorjohnkeenan.com
Plymouth And Barnstable Senate District
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Therese Murray - D
Websitewww.theresemurray.com
Thomas F. Keyes - R
Websitewww.votekeyes.com
First Plymouth And Bristol Senate District
Marc R. Pacheco - D
Websitewww.marcpacheco.com
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Second Plymouth And Bristol Senate District
Thomas P. Kennedy - D
Websitesenatortomkennedy.com
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Plymouth And Norfolk Senate District
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Robert L. Hedlund, Jr. - R
Websitewww.hedlundformayor.com
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Genevieve S. Davis - D
Websiteinfo.davis4senate.com
First Suffolk Senate District
Second Suffolk Senate District
First Suffolk And Middlesex Senate District
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Anthony W. Petruccelli - D
Websitewww.senatorpetruccelli.com
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Thomas J. Dooley, III - R
Websitewww.electtomdooley.com
Second Suffolk And Middlesex Senate District
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William N. Brownsberger - D
Websitewillbrownsberger.com
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Steven W. Aylward - R
Websitewww.steveaylward.com
Norfolk And Suffolk Senate District
Michael F. Rush - D
Websitewww.senatorrush.com
First Worcester Senate District
Harriette L. Chandler - D
Websitewww.chandler4senate.com
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Second Worcester Senate District
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Michael O. Moore - D
Websitewww.electmikemoore.com
Stephen R. Simonian - R
Websitewww.stevesimonian.com
Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire And Franklin Senate Senate District
Stephen M. Brewer - D
Websitewww.stevebrewer.org
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Worcester And Middlesex Senate District
Jennifer L. Flanagan - D
Websitewww.jenflanagan.com
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Worcester And Norfolk Senate District
Richard T. Moore - D
Websitewww.senatormoore.com
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Massachusetts House
First Barnstable Representative District
Second Barnstable Representative District
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Brian R. Mannal - D
Websitewww.electmannal.com
Demetrius J. Atsalis - D
Websitewww.electatsalis.org
Third Barnstable Representative District
David T. Vieira - R
Websitewww.votevieira.com
Fourth Barnstable Representative District
Sarah K. Peake - D
Websitewww.sarahpeake.org
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Fifth Barnstable Representative District
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Randy Hunt - R
Websitewww.electrandyhunt.com
R. Patrick Ellis - D
Websitewww.electpatrickellis.com
Barnstable Dukes Nantucket Representative District
Timothy R. Madden - D
Websitewww.timmadden.com
First Berkshire Representative District
Gailanne Cariddi - D
Websitewww.gailcariddi.com
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Second Berkshire Representative District
Third Berkshire Representative District
Tricia Farley-Bouvier - D
Websitetriciafarleybouvier.com
Fourth Berkshire Representative District
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William "Smitty" Pignatelli - D
Websitemalegislature.gov/People/Profile/wsp1
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Lee Scott Laugenour - G
Websitewww.scottlaugenour.org
First Bristol Representative District
Fred "Jay" Barrows - R
Websitemalegislature.gov/People/Profile/FJB1
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Second Bristol Representative District
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George T. Ross - R
Paul R. Heroux - D
Websitewww.paulforattleboro.com
Third Bristol Representative District
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Shaunna O'Connell - R
Websitewww.shaunnaoconnell.com
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Sherry Costa-Hanlon - D
Fourth Bristol Representative District
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Steven S. Howitt - R
Websitewww.stevenhowitt.com
A. Keith Carreiro - D
Websitewww.keithcarreiro.org
Fifth Bristol Representative District
Patricia A. Haddad - D
Websitewww.reppathaddad.com
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Sixth Bristol Representative District
David B. Sullivan - D
Websitewww.repdavidsullivan.com
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Seventh Bristol Representative District
Alan Silvia - D
Websitemalegislature.gov/People/Profile/A_S1
Eighth Bristol Representative District
Paul A. Schmid, III - D
Websitewww.paulschmid4staterep.com
Ninth Bristol Representative District
Christopher Markey - D
Tenth Bristol Representative District
William M. Straus - D
Websitewww.repstraus.com
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Eleventh Bristol Representative District
Robert M. Koczera - D
Websitemalegislature.gov/People/Profile/rmk1
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Twelfth Bristol Representative District
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Keiko M. Orrall - R
Websitewww.voteorrall.com
Roger P. Brunelle - D
Websitewww.rogerbrunelle.com
Thirteenth Bristol Representative District
Antonio F.D. Cabral - D
Websitevotetonycabral.org
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Fourteenth Bristol Representative District
Elizabeth A. Poirier - R
Websitemalegislature.gov/People/Profile/eap1
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First Essex Representative District
Michael A. Costello - D
Websitemikecostello.org
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Second Essex Representative District
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Barry P. Fogel - D
Leonard Mirra - R
Websitewww.lennymirra.com
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Third Essex Representative District
Brian S. Dempsey - D
Websitemalegislature.gov/People/Profile/bsd1
50
Fourth Essex Representative District
Bradford R. Hill - R
Fifth Essex Representative District
Ann-Margaret Ferrante - D
Websiteannmargaretferrante.org
Sixth Essex Representative District
Jerald Parisella - D
Websitewww.jerryparisella.com
Seventh Essex Representative District
John D. Keenan - D
Websitewww.johnkeenan.org
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Eighth Essex Representative District
Lori A. Ehrlich - D
Websiteloriehrlich.com
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Ninth Essex Representative District
Donald H. Wong - R
Websitewww.donaldhwong.com
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Tenth Essex Representative District
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Robert F. Fennell - D
Websitemalegislature.gov/People/Profile/RFF1
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Dwight J. Caufield - R
Websitedwightcaufieldforstaterep.com
Eleventh Essex Representative District
Twelfth Essex Representative District
Thirteenth Essex Representative District
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Theodore C. Speliotis - D
Websitemalegislature.gov/People/Profile/tcs1
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Daniel C. Bennett - R
Fourteenth Essex Representative District
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Diana DiZoglio - D
Websitevotedizoglio.com
Karin K. Rhoton - R
Websitewww.karinrhoton.com
David M. Torrisi - D
Fifteenth Essex Representative District
Linda Dean Campbell - D
Websitewww.statereplindacampbell.com
Sixteenth Essex Representative District
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Marcos A. Devers - D
Websitemarcosdevers.com
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Jose L. Santiago - U
Seventeenth Essex Representative District
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Frank A. Moran - D
Websitemalegislature.gov/People/Profile/FAM1
Kevin M. Cuff - U
Websitewww.kevinmcuff.com
Eighteenth Essex Representative District
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James J. Lyons, Jr. - R
Websitewww.jimlyons.org
Barbara L'Italien - D
First Franklin Representative District
Stephen Kulik - D
Websitewww.stevekulik.org
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Second Franklin Representative District
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Denise Andrews - D
Websitewww.deniseandrews.org
Susannah M. Whipps Lee - R
Richard F. Schober, Jr. - I
First Hampden Representative District
Todd M. Smola - R
Websitewww.reptoddsmola.org
Second Hampden Representative District
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Brian Michael Ashe - D
Marie Angelides - R
Third Hampden Representative District
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Nicholas A. Boldyga - R
Samuel Salvatore Disanti, Jr. - D
Fourth Hampden Representative District
Donald F. Humason, Jr. - R
Websitewww.donhumason.org
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Fifth Hampden Representative District
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Jerome T. Hobert - G
Websitehobertforholyoke.com
Linda Vacon - R
Websitewww.vaconforholyoke.com
Aaron Vega - D
Websitewww.aaronvega.org
Sixth Hampden Representative District
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Michael J. Finn - D
Lincoln A. Blackie - I
Seventh Hampden Representative District
Thomas M. Petrolati - D
Websitemalegislature.gov/People/Profile/tmp1
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Eighth Hampden Representative District
Joseph F. Wagner - D
Websitemalegislature.gov/People/Profile/jfw1
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Ninth Hampden Representative District
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Sean Curran - D
Robert J. Underwood - U
Websitewww.electbobunderwood.org
Tenth Hampden Representative District
Eleventh Hampden Representative District
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Benjamin Swan - D
Websitewww.repswan.org
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Norman W. Oliver - I
Twelfth Hampden Representative District
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Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. - D
Dennis John McCARTHY - R
First Hampshire Representative District
Peter V. Kocot - D
Websitemalegislature.gov/People/Profile/pvk1
Second Hampshire Representative District
John W. Scibak - D
Websitewww.johnscibak.com
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Third Hampshire Representative District
Ellen Story - D
Websiteellenstoryma.com
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First Middlesex Representative District
Sheila C. Harrington - R
Websitewww.repharrington.com
Second Middlesex Representative District
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James Arciero - D
Valerie A. Wormell - R
Third Middlesex Representative District
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Kate Hogan - D
Chuck S. Kuniewich, Jr. - R
Websitewww.votechuckk.com
Fourth Middlesex Representative District
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Steven L. Levy - R
Danielle W. Gregoire - D
Websitewww.daniellegregoire.com
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Fifth Middlesex Representative District
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David Paul Linsky - D
Websitewww.DavidLinsky.org
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William J. Callahan - R
Sixth Middlesex Representative District
Chris Walsh - D
Websitewww.electchriswalsh.com
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Seventh Middlesex Representative District
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Tom Sannicandro - D
Websitetomworksforus.com
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Jon Andrew Fetherston - R
Websitewww.jonfetherston.net
Eighth Middlesex Representative District
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Carolyn C. Dykema - D
Websitewww.carolyndykema.com
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Martin A. Lamb - R
Websitemartyforcongress.com
Ninth Middlesex Representative District
Thomas M. Stanley - D
Websitetomstanley.org
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Tenth Middlesex Representative District
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John J. Lawn, Jr. - D
Websitemalegislature.gov/People/Profile/JJL2
Francis Xavier Stanton, III - R
Eleventh Middlesex Representative District
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Kay S. Khan - D
Websitevotekaykhan.org
75
Greer Tan Swiston - R
Websitegreertanswiston.org
Twelfth Middlesex Representative District
Ruth B. Balser - D
Websitewww.ruthbalser.org
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Thirteenth Middlesex Representative District
Thomas P. Conroy - D
Websitewww.tomconroy.org
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Fourteenth Middlesex Representative District
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Cory Atkins - D
Websitewww.coryatkins.com
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Michael J. Benn - R
Fifteenth Middlesex Representative District
Jay R. Kaufman - D
Websitewww.jaykaufman.com
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Sixteenth Middlesex Representative District
Thomas A. Golden, Jr. - D
Websitemalegislature.gov/People/Profile/tag1
46
Seventeenth Middlesex Representative District
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David M. Nangle - D
Websitemalegislature.gov/People/Profile/dmn1
Martin D. Burke - R
Eighteenth Middlesex Representative District
Nineteenth Middlesex Representative District
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James R. Miceli - D
Websitemalegislature.gov/People/Profile/jrm1
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Douglas W. Sears - R
Websitewww.doug4rep.com
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Twentieth Middlesex Representative District
Bradley H. Jones, Jr. - R
Websitewww.repjones.com
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Twenty-first Middlesex Representative District
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Kenneth I. Gordon - D
Websitewww.repkengordon.org
Walter Zenkin - R
Websitewalterzenkin.org
Charles A. Murphy - D
Twenty-second Middlesex Representative District
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Marc T. Lombardo - R
Websitewww.marclombardo.com
James F. O'Donnell, Jr. - U
Twenty-third Middlesex Representative District
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Sean Garballey - D
Websitemalegislature.gov/People/Profile/S_G1
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Joseph J. Monju - R
Websitewww.joemonju.com
Twenty-fourth Middlesex Representative District
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Tommasina Anne Olson - R
David M. Rogers - D
James F. Gammill - I
Twenty-fifth Middlesex Representative District
Marjorie C. Decker - D
Websitewww.decker4rep.com
Twenty-sixth Middlesex Representative District
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Timothy J. Toomey, Jr. - D
Websitewww.timtoomey.org
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Thomas Michael Vasconcelos - I
Mike Connolly - D
Websitemikeconnolly.nationbuilder.com
Twenty-seventh Middlesex Representative District
Denise Provost - D
Websitewww.deniseprovost.org
66
Twenty-eighth Middlesex Representative District
Twenty-ninth Middlesex Representative District
Thirtieth Middlesex Representative District
James J. Dwyer - D
Websitewww.representativedwyer.com
Thirty-first Middlesex Representative District
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Jason M. Lewis - D
Websiteelectjasonlewis.com
George Georgountzos - R
Websitewww.georgeforstaterep.com
Thirty-second Middlesex Representative District
Paul Brodeur - D
Websitemalegislature.gov/People/Profile/p_b1
Thirty-third Middlesex Representative District
Christopher G. Fallon - D
Websitewww.repfallon.org
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Thirty-fourth Middlesex Representative District
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Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. - D
Websitewww.electcarl.org
David M. Rajczewski - R
Thirty-fifth Middlesex Representative District
Paul J. Donato - D
Websitemalegislature.gov/People/Profile/pjd1
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Thirty-sixth Middlesex Representative District
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Colleen M. Garry - D
Websitewww.repcolleengarry.net
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Cathy Richardson - R
Thirty-seventh Middlesex Representative District
Jennifer E. Benson - D
Websitewww.jenbenson.org
First Norfolk Representative District
Bruce J. Ayers - D
Websitewww.votebruceayers.com
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Second Norfolk Representative District
Tackey Chan - D
Websitewww.tackeychan.com
Third Norfolk Representative District
Ronald Mariano - D
Websitewww.ronmariano.com
70
Fourth Norfolk Representative District
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James M. Murphy - D
Websitemalegislature.gov/People/Profile/jmm1
Robert Montgomery Thomas - I
Websitewww.montgomerythomas.com
73
Fifth Norfolk Representative District
Mark J. Cusack - D
Websitemalegislature.gov/People/Profile/mjc1
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Sixth Norfolk Representative District
William C. Galvin - D
Websitemalegislature.gov/People/Profile/wcg1
60
Seventh Norfolk Representative District
Walter F. Timilty - D
Websitemalegislature.gov/People/Profile/wft1
Eighth Norfolk Representative District
Louis L. Kafka - D
Websitewww.reploukafka.org
71
Ninth Norfolk Representative District
Daniel B. Winslow - R
Websitewww.danwinslow.com
Tenth Norfolk Representative District
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Richard A. Eustis - R
Websitewww.richeustis.com
Jeffrey N. Roy - D
James E. Vallee - D
Eleventh Norfolk Representative District
Paul McMurtry - D
Websitewww.paulmcmurtry.org
Twelfth Norfolk Representative District
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John H. Rogers - D
Websitemalegislature.gov/People/Profile/JHR1
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James M. Stanton - R
Thirteenth Norfolk Representative District
Denise C. Garlick - D
Websitewww.denisegarlick.com
Fourteenth Norfolk Representative District
Alice Hanlon Peisch - D
Websitewww.alicepeisch.org
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Fifteenth Norfolk Representative District
Frank Israel Smizik - D
Websitewww.franksmizik.com
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First Plymouth Representative District
Vinny Manuel De Macedo - R
Websitewww.demacedo.org
51
Second Plymouth Representative District
Susan Williams Gifford - R
Websitewww.susangifford.com
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Third Plymouth Representative District
Garrett J. Bradley - D
Websitewww.garrettbradley.com
46
Fourth Plymouth Representative District
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James M. Cantwell - D
Websitejimcantwell.com
50
Stephen W. Coulter - R
Websitewww.stephencoulter.com
Fifth Plymouth Representative District
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Rhonda L. Nyman - D
Websitewww.rhondanyman.com
Korey M. Welch - R
Websitewww.welchforstaterep.com
Sixth Plymouth Representative District
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Karen E. Barry - R
Josh S. Cutler - D
Websitewww.joshcutler.com
46
Seventh Plymouth Representative District
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Geoff Diehl - R
Websitewww.geoffdiehl.com
Timothy J. Toomey, Jr. - D
Websitewww.timtoomey.org
63
Eighth Plymouth Representative District
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Angelo D'Emilia - R
Websiteangelodemilia.com
Marilee Kenney Hunt - D
Ninth Plymouth Representative District
Michael D. Brady - D
Websitewww.bradyforsenate.org
Tenth Plymouth Representative District
Christine E. Canavan - D
Websitewww.christinecanavan.com
67
Eleventh Plymouth Representative District
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Claire D. Cronin - D
Websitemalegislature.gov/People/Profile/CDC1
Daniel J. Murphy - R
Geraldine M. Creedon - D
Twelfth Plymouth Representative District
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Thomas J. Calter, III - D
Debra A. Betz - R
First Suffolk Representative District
Carlo P. Basile - D
Websitemalegislature.gov/People/Profile/CPB1
45
Second Suffolk Representative District
Compare the candidates
Eugene L. O'Flaherty - D
Charles F. Klauder - R
Third Suffolk Representative District
Aaron M. Michlewitz - D
Fourth Suffolk Representative District
Nick Collins - D
Websitewww.votenickcollins.com
Fifth Suffolk Representative District
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Carlos Henriquez - D
Websiterephenriquez.com
Althea Garrisson - AI
Sixth Suffolk Representative District
Russell E. Holmes - D
Websitewww.voterussellholmes.com
47
Seventh Suffolk Representative District
Gloria L. Fox - D
Websitemalegislature.gov/People/Profile/glf1
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Eighth Suffolk Representative District
Ninth Suffolk Representative District
Byron Rushing - D
Websitemalegislature.gov/People/Profile/b_r1
74
Tenth Suffolk Representative District
Edward F. Coppinger - D
Websitewww.edcoppinger.com
Eleventh Suffolk Representative District
Elizabeth A. Malia - D
Websitemalegislature.gov/People/Profile/eam1
67
Twelfth Suffolk Representative District
Linda Dorcena Forry - D
Websitelindadorcenaforry.info
Thirteenth Suffolk Representative District
Martin J. Walsh - D
Websitewww.martywalsh.org
49
Fourteenth Suffolk Representative District
Angelo M. Scaccia - D
Websitemalegislature.gov/People/Profile/ams1
74
Fifteenth Suffolk Representative District
Jeffrey Sanchez - D
Websitewww.jeffreysanchez.org
Sixteenth Suffolk Representative District
Seventeenth Suffolk Representative District
Kevin G. Honan - D
Websitewww.kevinhonan.com
58
Eighteenth Suffolk Representative District
Michael J. Moran - D
Websitemalegislature.gov/People/Profile/mjm1
Nineteenth Suffolk Representative District
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Robert A. DeLeo - D
Websitewww.bobdeleo.com
66
Paul A. Caruccio - R
First Worcester Representative District
Kimberly N. Ferguson - R
Websitemalegislature.gov/People/Profile/KNF1
Second Worcester Representative District
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Richard Bastien - R
Jonathan D. Zlotnik - D
Websitewww.jonzlotnik.com
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Third Worcester Representative District
Stephen L. Dinatale - D
Websitemalegislature.gov/People/Profile/sld1
Fourth Worcester Representative District
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Dennis A. Rosa - D
Websitewww.dennisrosa.com
Justin A. Brooks - R
Websitewww.justinbrooks2012.com
Fifth Worcester Representative District
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Anne M. Gobi - D
Websitewww.annegobi.com
Jason M. Petraitis - R
Sixth Worcester Representative District
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Peter J. Durant - R
Websitewww.peterjdurant.com
Kathleen Walker - D
Websitewww.electkathleenwalker.com
Seventh Worcester Representative District
Paul K. Frost - R
Websitewww.votepaulfrost.com
Eighth Worcester Representative District
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Kevin J. Kuros - R
Websitewww.kevinkuros.com
Robert J. Dubois - D
Websiteduboisforrep.com
Ninth Worcester Representative District
George N. Peterson, Jr. - R
Websitewww.george-peterson.com
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Tenth Worcester Representative District
John V. Fernandes - D
Websitejohnfernandes.org
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Eleventh Worcester Representative District
Matthew A. Beaton - R
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Twelfth Worcester Representative District
Harold P. Naughton, Jr. - D
Websitewww.repharoldnaughton.org
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Thirteenth Worcester Representative District
John J. Mahoney - D
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Fourteenth Worcester Representative District
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James J. O'Day - D
Websitewww.jimoday.org
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William J. McCarthy - R
Winthrop E. Handy - I
Fifteenth Worcester Representative District
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Mary S. Keefe - D
Websiteelectmarykeefe.com
Brian J. O'Malley - R
Sixteenth Worcester Representative District
Seventeenth Worcester Representative District
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John J. Binienda, Sr. - D
William G. Lebeau - R
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Eighteenth Worcester Representative District
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Ryan C. Fattman - R
Donald D. Bourque - D
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Referendums and Ballot Measures
QUESTION 1: Availability of Motor Vehicle Repair Information
Do you approve of a law summarized below, on which no vote was taken by the Senate or the House of Representatives on or before May 1, 2012?A YES VOTE would enact the proposed law requiring motor vehicle manufacturers to allow vehicle owners and independent repair facilities in Massachusetts to have access to the same vehicle diagnostic and repair information made available to the manufacturers' Massachusetts dealers and authorized repair facilities.A NO VOTE would make no change in existing laws.
QUESTION 2: Prescribing Medication to End Life
Do you approve of a law summarized below, on which no vote was taken by the Senate or the House of Representatives on or before May 1, 2012?IN FAVOR: When my father was diagnosed with brain cancer, he had little time left. As his final days neared, he chose to use the Death with Dignity law in his home state of Oregon. The Massachusetts version, like those in other states, will allow mentally competent adults with no chance to survive their illness to take life-ending medication prescribed by a physician.My dad knew he wanted to die in the comfort of his own home; competent and aware instead of detached and sedated; on his own terms instead of those of a fatal disease that had already taken too much.My dad was already dying, but because of this law, he could say goodbye to those he loved, with dignity and grace in my mother's arms.I urge you to vote "Yes" because, while this choice isn't for everyone, everyone has the right to this choice.AGAINST: Question 2 restricts patients' choices and control by enabling suicide as a substitute for quality health care. Question 2 is poorly written, confusing and lacks even the most basic safeguards. Patients would not be required to see a psychiatrist before obtaining the lethal drug. Many patients with a treatable form of depression could get a life-ending prescription, rather than effective psychological care. Also, the proposal lacks any public safety oversight after the fatal drug is obtained.Question 2 does not require a consultation for palliative care, a compassionate form of care that eliminates pain and maximizes quality of life for the terminally ill. And, eligibility is based on a six-month life expectancy. Doctors agree these estimates are often wrong. Individuals can outlive their prognosis by months or even years. Massachusetts should improve access to quality health care for terminally ill patients, not access to suicide. Vote no on Question 2.
QUESTION 3: Medical Use of Marijuana
Do you approve of a law summarized below, on which no vote was taken by the Senate or the House of Representatives on or before May 1, 2012?A YES VOTE would enact the proposed law eliminating state criminal and civil penalties related to the medical use of marijuana, allowing patients meeting certain conditions to obtain marijuana produced and distributed by new state-regulated centers or, in specific hardship cases, to grow marijuana for their own use.A NO VOTE would make no change in existing laws.IN FAVOR: A YES vote will ease the suffering of thousands of people with cancer, Parkinson's disease, Crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis, HIV/AIDS, glaucoma, and other debilitating conditions. Scientific research has proven that marijuana can be useful for many clinical applications, including pain relief, nausea, and seizures.Provisions of the proposed law requiring strict regulation by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, written physician approval, a limited number of non-profit treatment centers, and criminal penalties for fraud will help ensure only appropriate medical use of marijuana.This proposal has been endorsed by many patients, their families, medical professionals, and law enforcement officials who believe that a smart, science-based approach can help suffering patients without encouraging inappropriate drug use. In fact, allowing the medical use of marijuana will lessen the need for dangerous narcotics like morphine and OxyContin.On behalf of thousands of patients, we ask for your support.AGAINST: We all have compassion for those in pain, but the loopholes for corruption and exploitation are enormous. If enacted, this law would allow:*virtually anyone could grow pot in their backyard and carry a 60-day supply;*anyone age 21 and over to operate a pot shop in your neighborhood to sell marijuana for any "medical" reason - not just for the seriously ill.In Colorado, for example, less than 3% of patients suffer from cancer and HIV.We do not need 35 pot shops to serve the less than 1% truly in need of medical marijuana in Massachusetts. There is already a marijuana pill available for prescription (Marinol). Other marijuana medication will be available in pharmacies soon.Medical marijuana needs tighter restriction and physician oversight.Let's develop medications properly and find a better path for seriously ill patients, who should not be arrested.Protect Massachusetts from widespread abuse. Vote no.
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