The Green Papers: Massachusetts 2017 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:6,559,644 (2.12% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:11(2.04% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:9(2.07% of 435)
Capital:Boston
 

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Massachusetts State and Local Government

           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator  Elizabeth A. Warren
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (10)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Elizabeth A. Warren
FEC S2MA00170; 30 Jun 17; Tot $8,712,883; Dsb $2,528,916
  Candidate Republican     Shiva Ayyadurai
FEC S8MA00268; 30 Jun 17; Tot $53,842; Dsb $25,925
  Candidate Republican     Geoff Diehl
FEC S8MA00276; 30 Jun 17; Tot $343,253; Dsb $83,476
  Candidate Republican     John Kingston
FEC S8MA00318
  Candidate Republican     Beth Lindstrom
  Candidate Republican     Darius Mitchell
FEC S8MA00292
  Candidate Republican     Allen Rodney Waters
FEC S8MA00250; 30 Jun 17; Tot $816; Dsb $1,422
  Candidate Republican     Heidi M. Wellman
FEC S8MA00300; 30 Jun 17; Tot $3,280; Dsb $3,279
  Candidate Independent     John P. Devine
FEC S8MA00284
  Candidate Independent     Joshua Ford

Class 2 Democratic Senator  Edward John "Ed" Markey
First elected in a Special Election: 25 June 2013 (re: resignation of Senator John Forbes Kerry (Democratic) to become Secretary of State); re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Edward John "Ed" Markey
FEC S4MA00028

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: None, All Governors

  Republican Governor  Charles D. "Charlie" Baker, Jr.
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     former Secretary of Finance Jay Gonzalez
  Candidate Democratic     Robert Kinloch "Bob" Massie, IV
  Candidate Democratic     Newton Mayor  Setti D. Warren

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Elected on a ticket with (but nominated separately from) the Governor

  Republican Lieutenant Governor  Karyn E. Polito
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
9 Democratic (8 Undetermined, 1 Open)

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 1 Democratic Congressman  Richard E. Neal
First elected: 1988
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Richard E. Neal
FEC H8MA02041; 30 Jun 17; Tot $1,011,816; Dsb $805,540

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 2 Democratic Congressman  James P. "Jim" McGovern
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  James P. "Jim" McGovern
FEC H4MA03022; 30 Jun 17; Tot $234,346; Dsb $201,705
  Candidate Democratic     Dominic B. "Dom" Warren
FEC H8MA02074; 30 Jun 17; Tot $867; Dsb $867
  Candidate Republican     Jeffrey Allen Sossa-Paquette
FEC H8MA02082
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Paul Vincent Gordy
FEC H8MA02066

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 3 Democratic Congressman  Nicola S. "Niki" Tsongas
First elected in a 16 October 2007 Special Election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Democratic Congressman Marty Meehan.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 9 August 2017: Not running for re-election.
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
    Democratic     Congressman  Nicola S. "Niki" Tsongas - apparently not a candidate
9 August 2017: Not running for re-election.

FEC H8MA05143; 30 Jun 17; Tot $305,230; Dsb $177,731
  Candidate Republican     Scott Alan Gunderson
FEC H8MA03064; 30 Jun 17; Tot $6,340; Dsb $3,239

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 4 Democratic Congressman  Joseph Patrick "Joe" Kennedy, III
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Joseph Patrick "Joe" Kennedy, III
FEC H2MA04073; 30 Jun 17; Tot $1,085,394; Dsb $594,782

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 5 Democratic Congressman  Katherine M. Clark
First elected 10 December 2013 in a special election, re: resignation of Edward John "Ed" Markey (Democratic)
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Katherine M. Clark
FEC H4MA05084; 30 Jun 17; Tot $453,762; Dsb $222,599

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 6 Democratic Congressman  Seth W. Moulton
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Seth W. Moulton
FEC H4MA06090; 30 Jun 17; Tot $936,273; Dsb $528,322
  Candidate Republican     Carlos Armando Hernandez
FEC H8MA06091
  Candidate Libertarian     Samson P. "Sam" Racioppi
FEC H8MA06117

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 7 Democratic Congressman  Michael E. "Mike" Capuano
First elected: 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Michael E. "Mike" Capuano
FEC H8MA08071; 30 Jun 17; Tot $140,776; Dsb $182,957
  Candidate Democratic     Cambridge City Councilor  Nadeem A. Mazen
FEC H8MA07024

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 8 Democratic Congressman  Stephen F. Lynch
First elected 16 October 2001 in a special election, re: the death of J. Joseph Moakley 28 May 2001.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Stephen F. Lynch
FEC H2MA09072; 30 Jun 17; Tot $115,033; Dsb $121,950
  Candidate Democratic     Christopher L. Voehl
FEC H8MA08188
  Candidate Democratic     Brianna Wu
FEC H8MA08170; 30 Jun 17; Tot $26,843; Dsb $20,224

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 9 Democratic Congressman  William Richard "Bill" Keating
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  William Richard "Bill" Keating
FEC H0MA10082; 30 Jun 17; Tot $211,304; Dsb $93,688

Secretary of the Commonwealth  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Democratic Secretary of the Commonwealth  William Francis "Bill" Galvin
First elected: 1994; re-elected: 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Democratic Attorney General  Maura Healey
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Treasurer and Receiver-General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Democratic Treasurer and Receiver-General  Deborah B. "Deb" Goldberg
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Democratic Auditor  Suzanne M. Bump
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 15 incumbents, 17 candidates
  Republican: 2 incumbents, 10 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green-Rainbow (affiliate of Green)
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  America First
  Justice Party
  Pirate
  Right to Life
  Socialist Party USA
Independents
  Independent: 2 candidates
  Unaffiliated: 1 candidate
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Election Authority
  Massachusetts Elections Division
  Office of Campaign and Political Finance
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  The General Court of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Democratic
  Massachusetts Democratic Party
Republican
  Massachusetts Republican Party
Third Party
  America First Party of Massachusetts
  Constitution Party of Massachusetts
  Green-Rainbow Party of Massachusetts
  Justice Party of Massachusetts
  Libertarian Association of Massachusetts
  Massachusetts Citizens For Life
  Massachusetts Pirate Party
  Socialist Party of Massachusetts
Media & others
  Boston Globe
  Boston Herald
  Cape Cod Times
  Daily Hampshire Gazette - Northampton
  Dorchester Reporter
  Everett Independent
  Gloucester Daily Times
  Lowell Sun
  MassINC - The Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth
  MassLive.com - The Republican - Springfield
  Mayor James J. "Jim" Fiorentini, City of Haverhill
  New England Cable News - Newton
  Politics1.com - Massachusetts
  Progressive Massachusetts
  Red Mass Group
  Sentinel & Enterprise - Fitchburg
  South Boston Online
  State House News Service
  The Berkshire Eagle - Pittsfield
  The Daily News - Newburyport
  The Daily News Tribune - Needham
  The Eagle-Tribune - Lawrence
  The Haverhill Gazette
  The Herald News - Fall River
  The Landmark - Holden
  The Patriot Ledger - Quincy
  The Salem News
  The Standard Times - South Coast Today - New Bedford
  The Taunton Gazette
  WBZ TV - CBS - Boston
  WCVB TV - ABC - Needham
  WHDH TV - NBC - Boston
  Worcester Telegram & Gazette

 


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