Complete 2010 State Legislature Candidate Listing

( – promoted by Mike “DD4RP” Rossettie)

UPDATE: I’m going to repost this on a monthly basis, Added my last updates for now

Alright, because I have not seen this created anywhere else, and I heard a couple mumblings for one in the Comments on other posts, I decided to list as many of the candidates I know are running based on the OPCF filings and news articles that I have come across.

I have probably missed a whole bunch of candidates, but I feel this would be a good way to get the word out about our candidates, and too, find out about candidates that have only announced their campaigns to the many local papers across the Commonwealth. I have listed the candidates by Legislative District, and have also underlined races where I feel there should definetly be a Republican Candidate and, as far as I know, there has yet to be anyone to announce their intentions to run. However, this is not to say races without an underline would not be competetive.

I would have tried to include district demographics for each, but I simply don’t have all the precinct results I would need for that yet, though I am working on it and may release it at a later date.

If you know about a candidate that is running, but I did not list here, let me know, and maybe we can keep this updated as we head towards November.

Lastly, I apologize for the length, but we have 200 State Legislative Seats. IT AIN’T MY FAULT!

*- Incumbent



Deval Patrick (D-Boston)*

Grace Ross (D-Worcester)

Fmr. Selectman Charlie Baker (R-Swampscott)

Christy Mihos (R-Yarmouth)

State Treasurer Tim Cahill (I-Quincy)

Jill Stein (G-Lexington)

Lt. Governor

Tim Murray (D-Worcester)*

State Senator Richard Tisei (R-Wakefield)

Fmr. State Representative Paul Loscocco (I-Holliston)

Attorney General

Martha Coakley (D-Medford)*

Secretary of State

Bill Galvin (D-Boston)*

Treasurer and Receiver General (OPEN-Cahill-I)

Steve Grossman (D-Newton)

City Councilor Steve Murphy (D-Boston)

State Representative Karyn Polito (R-Shrewsbury)

Auditor (OPEN-DeNucci-D)

Worcester County Sheriff Guy Glodis (D-Worcester)

Fmr. State Representative Suzanne Bump (D-Great Barrington)

Michael Lake (D-Boston)

Mary Connaughton (R-Framingham)

Earle Stroll (R-Bolton)

Kamal Jain (R-Lowell)


Berkshire, Hampshire and Franklin

Benjamin Downing (D-Pittsfield)*

Bristol and Norfolk

James Timilty (D-Walpole)*

1st Bristol and Plymouth (OPEN-Menard-D)

Michael Coogan (D-Freetown)

Selectman Lorne Lawless (D-Somerset)

John DeJesus (D-Somerset)

State Representative Michael Rodrigues (D-Westport)

Fmr. Mayor John Mitchell (D-Fall River)

Selectman Patrick O’Neil (D-Somerset)

2nd Bristol and Plymouth

Mark Montigny (D-New Bedford)*

Cape and Islands

Robert O’Leary (D-Barnstable)*

Eric Steinhilber (R-Barnstable)

1st Essex

Steven Baddour (D-Methuen)*

2nd Essex

Frederick Berry (D-Peabody)*

2nd Essex and Middlesex!

Susan Tucker (D-Andover)*

Jamison Tomasek (R-Andover)

John Kelly (I-Dracut)

3rd Essex and Middlesex

Thomas McGee (D-Lynn)*

Christopher Dent (R-Nahant)


Stephen Bouniconti (D-West Springfield)* (Rumored to Run for District Attorney)

1st Hampden and Hampshire

Gale Candaras (D-Wilbraham)*

Hampshire and Franklin

Stanley Rosenberg (D-Amherst)*

1st Middlesex

Steven Panagiotakos (D-Lowell)*

2nd Middlesex

Patricia Jehlen (D-Somerville)*

David Carnevale (R-Medford)

3rd Middlesex

Susan Fargo (D-Lincoln)*

Selectman Eric Dahlberg (R-Chelmsford)

Sandi Martinez (R-Chelmsford)

4th Middlesex

Ken Donnelly (D-Arlington)*

1st Middlesex and Norfolk

Cynthia Stone Creem (D-Newton)*

Charles Rudnick (D-Newton)

2nd Middlesex and Norfolk

Karen Spilka (D-Ashland)*

Edward McGrath (R-Framingham)

Middlesex, Suffolk and Essex (VACANT-Galluccio-D)

Daniel Hill (D-Charlestown)

Tim Flaherty (D-Cambridge)

Michael Albano (D-Chelsea)

City Councilor Marjorie Decker (D-Cambridge)

City Councilor Denise Simmons (D-Cambridge)

Dennis Benzen (D-Belmont)

City Councilor Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett)

Middlesex and Worcester

James Eldridge (D-Acton)*

Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth

Brian Joyce (D-Milton)*

Norfolk and Plymouth

Michael Morrissey (D-Quincy)*

John Keenan (I-Quincy)

Plymouth and Barnstable

Therese Murray (D-Plymouth)*

Fmr. Selectman Tom Keyes (R-Sandwich)

1st Plymouth and Bristol

Marc Pacheco (D-Taunton)*

City Councilor David Pottier (R-Taunton)

2nd Plymouth and Bristol

Thomas Kennedy (D-Brockton)*

1st Suffolk

John Hart Jr. (D-South Boston)*

2nd Suffolk

Sonia Chang-Diaz (D-Jamaica Plain)*

1st Suffolk and Middlesex

Anthony Petruccelli (D-East Boston)*

2nd Suffolk and Middlesex

Steven Tolman (D-Allston)*

Suffolk and Norfolk (OPEN-Walsh-D)

State Representative Michael Rush (D-West Roxbury)

Brad Williams (R-West Roxbury)

1st Worcester

Harriette Chandler (D-Worcester)*

2nd Worcester

Michael Moore (D-Millbury)*

Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin

Stephen Brewer (D-Barre)*

Daniel Dubrule (R-Ashburnham)

Worcester and Middlesex

Jennifer Flanagan (D-Leominster)*

Worcester and Norfolk

Richard Moore (D-Uxbridge)*


1st Essex and Middlesex

Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester)*

2nd Hampden and Hampshire

Michael Knapik (R-Westfield)*

Middlesex and Essex (OPEN-Tisei-R)

City Councilor Craig Spadaford (R-Malden)

Michael Day (D-Stoneham)

Matt McKenna (D-Melrose)

State Representative Katherine Clark (D-Melrose)

Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex (VACANT-Brown-R)

State Representative Richard Ross (R-Wrentham)

State Representative Lida Harkins (D-Needham)

Peter Smulowitz (D-Needham)

Selectman Paul DeRensis (D-Sherborn)

Plymouth and Norfolk

Bob Hedlund (R-Weymouth)*



1st Barnstable

Cleon Turner (D-Dennis)*

Finance Committeman Patrick Foran (R-Yarmouth)

2nd Barnstable

Demetrius J. Atsalis (D-Barnstable)*

Town Councilor Jim Munafo Jr. (R-Barnstable)

3rd Barnstable

Matthew Patrick (D-Falmouth)*

Town Moderator David Viera (R-Falmouth)

4th Barnstable

Sarah Peake (D-Provincetown)*

Selectman David Dunford (R-Orleans)

5th Barnstable (OPEN-Perry-R)

Selectman Randy Hunt (R-Sandwich)

Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket

Timothy Madden (D-Nantucket)*


1st Berkshire (OPEN-Bosley-D)


2nd Berkshire (OPEN-Guyer-D)

Selectman Thomas Szczepaniak (D-Dalton)

Paul Mark (D-Hancock)

Michael Case (R-Washington)

3rd Berkshire

Christopher Speranzo (D-Pittsfield)*

4th Berkshire

William Smitty Pignatelli (D-Lenox)*


1st Bristol

Frederick Barrows (R-Mansfield)*

2nd Bristol

Bill Bowles (D-Attleboro)*

City Councilor George Ross (R-Attleboro)

James Connolly (I-Attleboro)

3rd Bristol

James Fagan (D-Taunton)*

Shaunna O’Connell (R-Taunton)

4th Bristol

Steven D’Amico (D-Seekonk)*

Fmr. Planning Board Member David Saad (R-Seekonk)

Former Selectman Steven Howitt (R-Seekonk)

5th Bristol

Patricia Haddad (D-Somerset)*

6th Bristol

David B. Sullivan (D-Fall River)*

David Rose (R-Fall River)

7th Bristol

Kevin Aguiar (D-Fall River)*

CJ Ferry (D-Fall River)

8th Bristol (OPEN-Rodrigues-D)


9th Bristol (OPEN-Quinn-D)

Jason Wentworth (D-Dartmouth)

Raymond Medeiros (D-Dartmouth)

Selectman Joseph Michaud (R-Dartmouth)

10th Bristol

William M. Straus (D-Mattapoisett)*

11th Bristol

Robert Koczera (D-New Bedford)*

12th Bristol

Stephen Canessa (D-New Bedford)*

13th Bristol

Antonio Cabral (D-New Bedford)*

14th Bristol

Elizabeth Poirier (R-North Attleborough)*

Matthew Trowbridge (D-North Attleborough


1st Essex

Michael A Costello (D-Newburyport)*

2nd Essex

Harriett Stanley (D-West Newbury)*

George Ward (R-Georgetown)

Michael Anderson (R-Georgetown)

3rd Essex

Brian Dempsey (D-Haverhill)*

4th Essex

Bradford Hill (R-Ipswich)*

5th Essex

Anne-Margaret Ferrante (D-Gloucester)*

6th Essex (OPEN-Grant-D)

Jared Parisella (D-Beverly)

Scott Houseman (D-Beverly)

Brett Shetzsle (R-Beverly)

7th Essex

John Keenan (D-Salem)*

8th Essex

Lori Ehrlich (D-Marblehead)*

9th Essex

Mark Falzone (D-Saugus)*

School Committeeman Anthony Guardia (D-Wakefield)

Selectman and Kowloon’s Owner Donald Wong (R-Saugus)

10th Essex

Robert Fennell (D-Lynn)*

11th Essex

Steven Walsh (D-Lynn)*

12th Essex

Joyce Spiliotis (D-Peabody)*

13th Essex

Theodore C. Speliotis (D-Danvers)*

14th Essex

David Torrisi (D-North Andover)*

15th Essex

Linda Dean Campbell (D-Methuen)*

16th Essex (VACANT-Lantigua-D)

Fmr. City Councilor Marco Devers (D-Lawrence)

17th Essex

Barry Finegold (D-Andover)*

18th Essex

Barbara L’Italien (D-Andover)*

Peter Cotch (R-Andover)


1st Franklin

Stephen Kulik (D-Worthington)*

2nd Franklin (OPEN-Donelan-D)

William Caldwell (D-Athol)

School Committeeman Lee Chauvette (D-Athol)

Roxann Wedegartner (D-Greenfield)

Oscar Arce (D-Greenfield)

Genevieve Fraser (I-Orange)

Selectman Steven Adam (R-Orange)


1st Hampden

Todd Smola (R-Palmer)*

2nd Hampden

Brian Ashe (D-Longmeadow)*

Marie Angelides (R-Longmeadow)

Enrico Villamaino (R-East Longmeadow)

3rd Hampden

Rosemary Sandlin (D-Agawam)*

School Commiteeman Anthony Bonavita (I-Agawam)

City Councilor Robert Rossi (D-Agawam)

Selectman Nicholas Boldgya (R-Southwick)

4th Hampden

Donald Humason, Jr. (R-Westfield)*

5th Hampden

Michael Kane (D-Holyoke)*

6th Hampden

James Welch (D-West Springfield)*

Greg Neffinger (R-West Springfield)

7th Hampden

Thomas Petrolati (D-Ludlow)*

8th Hampden

Joseph Wagner (D-Chicopee)*

9th Hampden

Sean Curran (D-Springfield)*

10th Hampden

Cheryl Coakley-Rivera (D-Springfield)*

11th Hampden

Benjamin Swan (D-Springfield)*

12th Hampden

Angelo Puppolo (D-Wilbraham)*

Joshua Carpenter (R-Springfield)


1st Hampshire

Peter Kocot (D-Northampton)*

2nd Hampshire

John Scibak (D-South Hadley)*

3rd Hampshire

Ellen Story (D-Amherst)*


1st Middlesex (OPEN-Hargraves-R)

Selectman Cornelius Sullivan (R-Ayer)

Sheila Harrington (R-Groton)

Jane Morriss (D-Groton)

2nd Middlesex

James Arciero (D-Westford)*

School Committee Member Paul Avella (R-Littleton)

3rd Middlesex

Kate Hogan (D-Stow)*

Chuck Kuniewich (I-Hudson)

4th Middlesex

Danielle Gregoire (D-Marlborough)*

City Councilor Steven Levy (R-Marlborough)

5th Middlesex

David Linsky (D-Natick)*

6th Middlesex

Pam Richardson (D-Framingham)*

Lori-Ann Turner (R-Framingham)

7th Middlesex

Tom Sannicandro (D-Ashland)*

8th Middlesex

Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston)*

Jonathan Loya (I-Holliston)

9th Middlesex

Thomas Stanley (D-Waltham)*

10th Middlesex

Peter Koutoujian (D-Waltham)*

James Dixon (R-Waltham)

11th Middlesex

Kay Khan (D-Newton)*

12th Middlesex

Ruth Balser (D-Newton)*

13th Middlesex

Thomas Conroy (D-Wayland)*

14th Middlesex

Cory Atkins (D-Concord)*

15th Middlesex

Jay R. Kaufman (D-Lexington)*

16th Middlesex

Thomas Golden, Jr. (D-Lowell)*

17th Middlesex

David Nangle (D-Lowell)*

18th Middlesex

Kevin Murphy (D-Lowell)*

19th Middlesex

James Miceli (D-Wilmington)*

School Committeeman Mario Marchese (R-Wilmington)

20th Middlesex

Bradley Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading)*

21st Middlesex

Charles A. Murphy (D-Burlington)

22nd Middlesex (OPEN-Greene-D)

Jim O’Donnell (D-Billerica)

Fmr. Selectwoman Ellen Rawlings (D-Billerica)

Selectman Marc Lombardo Billerica (R-Billerica)

Fmr. State Representative Brion Cangiamila (R-Billerica)

23rd Middlesex

Sean Garballey (D-Arlington)*

24th Middlesex

William Brownsberger (D-Belmont)*

25th Middlesex

Alice Wolf (D-Cambridge)*

26th Middlesex

Timothy J. Toomey, Jr. (D-Cambridge)*

27th Middlesex

Denise Provost (D-Somerville)*

28th Middlesex

Stephen Smith (D-Everett)*

29th Middlesex

Jon Hecht (D-Watertown)*

30th Middlesex

James Dwyer (D-Woburn)*

Town Meeting Member Kara Fratto (R-Reading)

31st Middlesex

Jason Lewis (D-Winchester)*

32nd Middlesex (OPEN-Clark-D)

Alderman Paul Brodeur (D-Melrose)

Fmr. City Solicitor David Lucas (R-Melrose)

Alderwoman Monica Medeiros (R-Melrose)

33rd Middlesex

Christopher Fallon (D-Malden)*

34th Middlesex

Carl Sciortino (D-Somerville)*

35th Middlesex

Paul Donato (D-Medford)*

Karla Romero (I-Malden)

36th Middlesex

Colleen Garry (D-Dracut)*

37th Middlesex

Jennifer Benson (D-Lunenburg)*

Kurt Hayes (R-Boxborough)


1st Norfolk

Bruce Ayers (D-Quincy)*

2nd Norfolk

A. Stephen Tobin (D-Quincy)*

3rd Norfolk

Ronald Mariano (D-Quincy)*

4th Norfolk

James Murphy (D-Weymouth)*

Douglas Ness (R-Weymouth)

5th Norfolk

Joseph R. Driscoll (D-Braintree)*

6th Norfolk

William Galvin (D-Canton)*

7th Norfolk

Walter Timilty (D-Milton)*

8th Norfolk

Louis Kafka (D-Stoughton)*

9th Norfolk (OPEN-Ross-R)

Town Moderator Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk)

10th Norfolk

James Vallee (D-Franklin)*

11th Norfolk

Paul McMurtry (D-Dedham)*

Jason Stanley (R-Dedham)

12th Norfolk

John H. Rogers (D-Norwood)*

Zoning Board Member James Stanton (R-Walpole)

13th Norfolk

Lida E. Harkins (D-Needham)* (Has Yet to State Whether She will Double File for Her State Rep Seat)

Selectman Gerald Wasserman (D-Needham)

Selectwoman Denise Garlick (D-Needham)

Gary McNeill (D-Needham)

Joshua Levy (R-Needham)

14th Norfolk

Alice Peisch (D-Wellesley)*

15th Norfolk

Frank Smizik (D-Brookline)*


1st Plymouth

Viriato Manuel deMacedo (R-Plymouth)*

2nd Plymouth

Susan Gifford (R-Wareham)*

3rd Plymouth

Garrett Bradley (D-Hingham)*

4th Plymouth

James Cantwell (D-Marshfield)*

5th Plymouth

Robert Nyman (D-Hanover)*

6th Plymouth

Daniel K. Webster (R-Pembroke)*

Josh Cutler (D-Duxbury)

7th Plymouth

Allen McCarthy (D-East Bridgewater)*

Finance Committee Member Geoff Diehl (R-Whitman)

8th Plymouth (OPEN-Flynn-D)

Selectman Joe Pacheco (D-Raynham)

9th Plymouth

Michael Brady (D-Brockton)*

10th Plymouth

Christine Canavan (D-Brockton)*

Fmr. State Representative John Cruz (R-West Bridgewater)

Selectman Michael Albanese (D-West Bridgewater)

11th Plymouth

Geraldine Creedon (D-Brockton)*

Kristine Abrams (R-Easton)

12th Plymouth

Thomas Calter (D-Kingston*

Joseph Truschelli (R-Plymouth)


1st Suffolk

Carlo Basile (D-East Boston)*

2nd Suffolk

Eugene O’Flaherty (D-Chelsea)*

3rd Suffolk

Aaron M. Michlewitz (D-North End)*

4th Suffolk

Brian Wallace (D-South Boston)*

Jeffrey Poreda (D-South Boston)

Jacob Bombard (D-South Boston)

Michael McGee (D-South Boston)

Patrick Brennan (R-South Boston)

5th Suffolk (OPEN-St. Fleur-D)


6th Suffolk (OPEN-Mae Allen-D)

Karen Payne (D-Mattapan)

7th Suffolk

Gloria Fox (D-Roxbury)*

8th Suffolk

Martha M. Walz (D-Back Bay)*

Brad Marston (R-Beacon Hill)

9th Suffolk

Byron Rushing (D-South End)*

10th Suffolk (OPEN-Rush-D)

Kelly Tynan (D-West Roxbury)

Paul Sullivan (D-West Roxbury)

11th Suffolk

Liz Malia (D-Jamaica Plain)*

12th Suffolk

Linda Dorcena Forry (D-Dorchester)*

13th Suffolk

Martin Walsh (D-Dorchester)*

14th Suffolk

Angelo Scaccia (D-Readville)*

15th Suffolk

Jeffrey Sanchez (D-Mission Hill)*

16th Suffolk

Kathi-Anne Reinstein (D-Revere)*

17th Suffolk

Kevin Honan (D-Brighton)*

18th Suffolk

Michael Moran (D-Brighton)*

19th Suffolk

Robert DeLeo (D-Winthrop)*


1st Worcester (OPEN-Evangelides-R)

Selectwoman Kimberly Ferguson (R-Holden)

Selectman Ken O’Brien (D/I-Holden) (Filed With OPCF As an Independent, But Stated to Run as Democrat)

Hank Stolz (D-Hubbardston)

2nd Worcester

Robert L. Rice (D-Gardner)*

3rd Worcester

Stephen DiNatale (D-Fitchburg)*

4th Worcester

Dennis Rosa (D-Leominster)*

5th Worcester

Anne Gobi Desert (D-Spencer)*

6th Worcester

Geraldo Alicea (D-Charlton)*

Selectman Peter Durant (R-Spencer)

7th Worcester

Paul Frost (R-Auburn)*

8th Worcester

Paul Kujawski (D-Webster)*

Selectman Kevin Kuros (R-Uxbridge)

9th Worcester

George Peterson, Jr. (R-Grafton)*

10th Worcester

John Fernandes (D-Milford)*

11th Worcester (OPEN-Polito-R)


12th Worcester

Harold Naughton, Jr. (D-Clinton)*

James Gettens (R-Sterling)

13th Worcester (OPEN-Spellane-D)

Margot Barnet (D-Worcester)

Fmr. City Councilor Garry Rosen (D-Worcester)

Paul Franco (R-Worcester)

14th Worcester

James O’Day (D-Worcester)*

15th Worcester

Vincent Pedone (D-Worcester)*

16th Worcester

John Fresolo (D-Worcester)*

17th Worcester

John Binienda (D-Worcester)*

18th Worcester

Jennifer Callahan (D-Sutton)*

Selectman Ryan Fattman (R-Sutton)

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