Aaron Vega

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Aaron Vega
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
from the 5th Hampden district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 2, 2013
Preceded by Michael F. Kane
Member of the Holyoke City Council from the At-large district
In office
2010–2012
Personal details
Born (1970-08-25) August 25, 1970 (age 43)
Holyoke, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Debra Vega (m. 2006)
Children 3
Residence Holyoke, Massachusetts
Alma mater Holyoke Community College
Keene State College (B.A., M.A.)
Occupation Small business owner, yoga instructor, film editor
Website Official website
Campaign website

Aaron Vega is an American state legislator serving in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He is a Holyoke resident and a member of the Democratic Party.[1]

Massachusetts House of Representatives (2013–present)[edit]

Vega ran for the Massachusetts House of Representative's 5th Hampden District legislative seat, which was made vacant upon the resignation of incumbent State Representative Michael F. Kane who accepted a position with Columbia Gas of Massachusetts.[2] He defeated the Republican nominee Ward 5 City Councilor Linda M. Vacon and Green-Rainbow nominee Jerome T. Hobert[3] and was sworn-in on January 2, 2013.

Committee assignments[edit]

  • Committee on Personnel and Administration
  • Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies
  • Joint Committee on Higher Education

Electoral history[edit]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, 5th Hampden District, 2012:

  • Aaron Vega (D) – 9,545 (60.8%)
  • Linda Vacon (R) – 3,211 (20.5%)
  • Jermone Hobert (Green-Rainbow) – 2,939 (18.7%)

Democratic primary for the Massachusetts House of Representatives, 5th Hampden District, 2012:

  • Aaron Vega – 1,947 (65.4%)
  • Michael F. Kane (inc.) – 999 (33.6%)

Holyoke City Council, At-large, 2011:

  • Kevin Jourdain (inc.) – 5,029
  • Peter Tallman – 4,834
  • Aaron Vega (inc.) – 4,697
  • Joseph McGiverin (inc.) – 4,675
  • Brenna Murphy (inc.) – 4,528
  • Daniel Bresnahan – 4,264
  • James Leahy (inc.) – 4,252
  • Rebecca Lisi – 4,213
  • Patricia Devine (inc.) – 3,886
  • John Whelihan – 3,675
  • Yasser Menwer – 1,706

References[edit]