The Green Papers: Massachusetts 2018 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 18 September 2018 (presumably)
General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018 (presumably)
Tuesday 5 June 2018 (presumably) - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Tuesday 18 September 2018 (presumably) - Primary. Polling hours reportedly 7:00a-8:00p EDT (1100-0000 UTC). By local option, municipalities may open their polls as early as 5:45 a.m.
Tuesday 6 November 2018 (presumably) - General Election. Polling hours reportedly 7:00a-8:00p EST (1200-0100 UTC). By local option, municipalities may open their polls as early as 5:45 a.m.
 
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


State Election Schedule 2018-2026 from the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

 
           

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

Class 1
Seat up for regular election
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 Sep 17; Tot $11,702,181; Dsb $3,699,237
  Candidate Republican     Geoff Diehl
FEC S8MA00276; 30 Sep 17; Tot $710,792; Dsb $428,893
  Candidate Republican     John Kingston
FEC S8MA00318; 30 Sep 17; Tot $3,352,015; Dsb $342,411
  Candidate Republican     Beth Lindstrom
FEC S8MA00326; 30 Sep 17; Tot $75,141; Dsb $32,564
  Candidate Republican     Darius Mitchell
FEC S8MA00292
  Candidate Republican     Allen Rodney Waters
FEC S8MA00250; 06 Nov 18; Tot $1,328; Dsb $1,817
  Candidate Republican     Heidi M. Wellman
FEC S8MA00300; 30 Sep 17; Tot $4,195; Dsb $4,194
  Candidate Independent     Shiva Ayyadurai
FEC S8MA00268; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,267,304; Dsb $1,192,960
  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

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor  Charles D. "Charlie" Baker, Jr.
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Democratic     former Secretary of Finance Jay Gonzalez
  Candidate Democratic     Robert Kinloch "Bob" Massie, IV
  Candidate Democratic     Newton Mayor  Setti D. Warren
    Republican     Barnstable County Commissioner  Ronald R. "Ron" Beaty - apparently not a candidate
13 December 2017: "... I'm ending my GOP exploratory effort, and have decided NOT to seek to run against Charlie Baker for Governor of Massachusetts in 2018."
  Candidate Republican     Scott Lively

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

Seat up for regular election Republican Lieutenant Governor  Karyn E. Polito
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Quentin Palfrey
  Candidate Democratic     Jimmy Tingle

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
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Richard E. Neal
First elected: 1988
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Tahirah Amatul-Wadud
FEC H8MA01050
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Richard E. Neal
FEC H8MA02041; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,270,746; Dsb $1,069,075

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  James P. "Jim" McGovern
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  James P. "Jim" McGovern
FEC H4MA03022; 30 Sep 17; Tot $352,252; Dsb $289,750
  Candidate Democratic     Dominic B. "Dom" Warren
FEC H8MA02074; 30 Jun 17; Tot $867; Dsb $867
  Candidate Republican     Kevin William Powers
FEC H8MA02090
  Candidate Republican     Jeffrey Allen Sossa-Paquette
FEC H8MA02082; 30 Sep 17; Tot $29,604; Dsb $39,856
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Paul Vincent Gordy
FEC H8MA02066

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Open
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 (16) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Alexandra Eleanor Chandler
FEC H8MA03163
  Candidate Democratic     Abhijit "Beej" Das
FEC H8MA03130
  Candidate Democratic     former Ambassador to Denmark Rufus Gifford
FEC H8MA03171
  Candidate Democratic     Stephen "Steve" Kerrigan
FEC H8MA03155
  Candidate Democratic     Daniel Arrigg "Dan" Koh
FEC H8MA03072; 30 Sep 17; Tot $805,834; Dsb $33,907
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Barbara A. L'Italien
FEC H8MA03197
  Candidate Democratic     James Patrick "Patrick" Littlefield
FEC H8MA03189
  Candidate Democratic     Bopha Malone
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Juana Matias
FEC H8MA03122
  Candidate Democratic     Cambridge City Councilor  Nadeem A. Mazen
FEC H8MA03098
  Candidate Democratic     Westford School Board Chair Terence J. "Terry" Ryan
FEC H8MA03148
  Candidate Democratic     Keith R. St. John
FEC H8MA03205
  Candidate Democratic     Lori Trahan
FEC H8MA03106; 30 Sep 17; Tot $241,953; Dsb $448
    Democratic     Congressman  Nicola S. "Niki" Tsongas - apparently not a candidate
9 August 2017: Not running for re-election.

FEC H8MA05143; 30 Sep 17; Tot $329,412; Dsb $461,590
    Democratic     Boston Mayor  Martin J. "Marty" Walsh - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Republican     Rick Green
FEC H8MA03114
  Candidate Republican     Scott Alan Gunderson
FEC H8MA03064; 30 Sep 17; Tot $6,470; Dsb $5,314
  Candidate Republican     Louis Gregory Marino
FEC H8MA03080

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
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 Sep 17; Tot $1,570,855; Dsb $860,116

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
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 Sep 17; Tot $654,460; Dsb $358,252

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
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 Sep 17; Tot $1,262,160; Dsb $841,260
  Candidate Republican     Carlos Armando Hernandez
FEC H8MA06091
  Candidate Libertarian     Samson P. "Sam" Racioppi
FEC H8MA06117

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Michael E. "Mike" Capuano
First elected: 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Michael E. "Mike" Capuano
FEC H8MA08071; 30 Sep 17; Tot $237,042; Dsb $226,484

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
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 Sep 17; Tot $216,542; Dsb $174,830
  Candidate Democratic     Christopher L. Voehl
FEC H8MA08188; 01 Oct 17; Tot $25,095; Dsb $70
  Candidate Democratic     Brianna Wu
FEC H8MA08170; 30 Sep 17; Tot $32,000; Dsb $27,712

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  William Richard "Bill" Keating
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  William Richard "Bill" Keating
FEC H0MA10082; 30 Sep 17; Tot $362,040; Dsb $146,224
  Candidate Republican     Peter D. Tedeschi
FEC H8MA09046

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

Seat up for regular election 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

Seat up for regular election Democratic Attorney General  Maura Healey
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Republican     James R. "Jay" McMahon, III
  Candidate Republican     Dan Shores

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

Seat up for regular election 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

Seat up for regular election 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   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 15 incumbents, 32 candidates
  Republican: 2 incumbents, 16 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political 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: 3 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
  WHDH TV - NBC - Boston
  Worcester Telegram & Gazette

 


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