The Green Papers: Massachusetts 2018 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 4 September 2018
General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Tuesday 8 May 2018 - Filing Deadline (nomination papers to the Registrars of Voters for certification) - Primary.
Tuesday 5 June 2018 - Filing Deadline (certified papers to the Secretary of the Commonwealth) - Primary.
Tuesday 31 July 2018 - Filing Deadline (nomination papers to the Registrars of Voters for certification) - Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 28 August 2018 - Filing Deadline (certified papers to the Secretary of the Commonwealth) - Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 4 September 2018 - Primary. Polling hours 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 - General Election. Polling hours 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


The primary is for the Democratic, Libertarian, and Republican Parties.

State Election Schedule 2018-2026 and 2018 Massachusetts State Primary and State Election Schedule, and 2018 State Primary Candidates from the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

To avoid a conflict with Rosh Hashanah, the Primary is Tuesday 4 September 2018.

 
           

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
Renominated
 Candidate list (9)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Elizabeth A. Warren
FEC S2MA00170; 30 Jun 18; Tot $20,656,072; Dsb $9,873,958
  Candidate Republican     Geoff Diehl
FEC S8MA00276; 30 Jun 18; Tot $1,679,013; Dsb $1,443,162
  Candidate Republican     John Kingston
FEC S8MA00318; 30 Jun 18; Tot $5,823,983; Dsb $3,179,313
  Candidate Republican     Beth Joyce Lindstrom
FEC S8MA00326; 30 Jun 18; Tot $1,277,658; Dsb $1,198,454
  Candidate Independent     Shiva Ayyadurai
FEC S8MA00268; 30 Jun 18; Tot $4,958,822; Dsb $4,855,911
  Candidate Independent     John P. Devine
FEC S8MA00284
  Candidate Independent     Joshua Ford
  Candidate Independent     Louis Edward "Lou" Gallo
FEC S8MA00334; 24 Apr 18; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Independent     Allen Rodney Waters
Non-party Independent Centrist.
28 April 2018: Did not receive the nomination at the Republican convention.

FEC S8MA00250; 06 Nov 18; Tot $2,396; Dsb $2,971

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 M. Gonzalez
  Candidate Democratic     Robert Kinloch "Bob" Massie, IV
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Charles D. "Charlie" Baker, Jr.
  Candidate Republican     Scott D. 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
Renominated
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Quentin Palfrey
  Candidate Democratic     Jimmy Tingle
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor  Karyn E. Polito

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
9 Democratic (5 Undetermined, 3 Renominated, 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 (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Tahirah Amatul-Wadud
FEC H8MA01050; 30 Jun 18; Tot $72,647; Dsb $35,625
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Richard E. Neal
FEC H8MA02041; 30 Jun 18; Tot $2,410,588; Dsb $1,978,626
  Candidate Independent     Frederick "Fritz" Mayock
FEC H4MA01059

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
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  James P. "Jim" McGovern
FEC H4MA03022; 30 Jun 18; Tot $817,104; Dsb $722,281
  Candidate Republican     Tracy Lyn Lovvorn
FEC H8MA02116; 30 Jun 18; Tot $30,257; Dsb $20,165
  Candidate Republican     Kevin William Powers
FEC H8MA02090; 30 Jun 18; Tot $52,600; Dsb $18,143
  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 (12) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Jeffrey Daniel "Jeff" Ballinger
FEC H8MA03239
  Candidate Democratic     Alexandra Eleanor Chandler
FEC H8MA03163; 30 Jun 18; Tot $108,854; Dsb $91,184
  Candidate Democratic     Abhijit "Beej" Das
FEC H8MA03130; 30 Jun 18; Tot $579,156; Dsb $138,471
  Candidate Democratic     former Ambassador to Denmark Rufus Gifford
FEC H8MA03171; 30 Jun 18; Tot $1,356,531; Dsb $998,806
  Candidate Democratic     Leonard H. Golder
  Candidate Democratic     Daniel Arrigg "Dan" Koh
FEC H8MA03072; 30 Jun 18; Tot $3,007,316; Dsb $1,307,246
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Barbara A. L'Italien
FEC H8MA03197; 30 Jun 18; Tot $702,861; Dsb $363,713
  Candidate Democratic     Bopha T. Malone
FEC H8MA03213; 30 Jun 18; Tot $69,776; Dsb $26,475
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Juana B. Matias
FEC H8MA03122; 30 Jun 18; Tot $472,455; Dsb $223,600
  Candidate Democratic     Lori Loureiro Trahan
FEC H8MA03106; 30 Jun 18; Tot $1,134,735; Dsb $323,262
  Candidate Republican     Rick Green
FEC H8MA03114; 30 Jun 18; Tot $780,815; Dsb $287,808
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Michael P. "Mike" Mullen
FEC H8MA03221; 30 Jun 18; Tot $8,035; Dsb $1,046

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 (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Joseph Patrick "Joe" Kennedy, III
FEC H2MA04073; 30 Jun 18; Tot $3,504,857; Dsb $2,085,768
  Candidate Democratic     Gary J. Rucinski

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
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Katherine M. Clark
FEC H4MA05084; 30 Jun 18; Tot $1,114,600; Dsb $1,007,053
  Candidate Republican     John Hugo
  Candidate Republican     Louis Kuchnir

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
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Seth W. Moulton
FEC H4MA06090; 30 Jun 18; Tot $2,007,662; Dsb $1,820,411
  Candidate Republican     Joseph S. "Joe" Schneider
FEC H8MA06133; 30 Jun 18; Tot $80,766; Dsb $54,600
  Candidate Veterans Party of America     Thomas Mathew Labo
FEC H8MA06125
  Candidate Independent     Mary Jean Charbonneau
FEC H8MA06141; 30 Jun 18; Tot $128; Dsb $0

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 (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Michael E. "Mike" Capuano
FEC H8MA08071; 30 Jun 18; Tot $1,519,723; Dsb $818,564
  Candidate Democratic     Boston City Council Member  Ayanna S. Pressley
FEC H8MA07032; 30 Jun 18; Tot $731,036; Dsb $383,919

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 Jun 18; Tot $603,570; Dsb $354,684
  Candidate Democratic     Christopher L. Voehl
FEC H8MA08188; 30 Jun 18; Tot $85,754; Dsb $28,793
  Candidate Democratic     Brianna Wu
FEC H8MA08170; 30 Jun 18; Tot $165,834; Dsb $94,907

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 (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     William E. "Bill" Cimbrelo
FEC H6MA09172; 30 Jun 18; Tot $51,036; Dsb $33,352
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  William Richard "Bill" Keating
FEC H0MA10082; 30 Jun 18; Tot $929,297; Dsb $321,131
  Candidate Republican     Peter D. Tedeschi
FEC H8MA09046; 30 Jun 18; Tot $662,679; Dsb $373,906

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
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Democratic     Secretary of the Commonwealth  William Francis "Bill" Galvin
  Candidate Democratic     Boston City Councilor  Josh Zakim
  Candidate Republican     Anthony M. Amore
  Candidate Green-Rainbow     Juan Sanchez

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
Renominated
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Attorney General  Maura Healey
  Candidate Republican     James R. "Jay" McMahon, III
  Candidate Republican     Daniel L. "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
Renominated
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Treasurer and Receiver-General  Deborah B. "Deb" Goldberg
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Keiko M. Orrall
  Candidate Green-Rainbow     Jamie Guerin

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
Renominated
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Democratic     Auditor  Suzanne M. Bump
  Candidate Republican     Helen Brady
  Candidate Green-Rainbow     Jed Stamas
  Candidate Libertarian     Daniel" Dan" Fishman
 

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, 35 candidates
  Republican: 2 incumbents, 18 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): 3 candidates
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  America First
  Justice Party
  Pirate
  Right to Life
  Socialist Party USA
  Veterans Party of America: 1 candidate
Independents
  Independent: 7 candidates
  Unaffiliated: 2 candidates
 
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.

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
  Blue Mass Group
  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 Boston Post
  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 Boston Broadside
  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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