Angelo D'Emilia

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Angelo D'Emilia
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
from the 8th Plymouth district
Incumbent
Assumed office
2011
Preceded by David Flynn
Personal details
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Jeanne
Children 1
Residence Bridgewater
Alma mater Bridgewater-Raynham High School
Religion Catholic
Website http://www.angelodemilia.com

Angelo D'Emilia is the current representative for the 8th Plymouth district in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, which includes Bridgewater, Raynham, and precinct 6 of Easton.

Early Life and Career[edit]

D'Emilia is a lifelong resident of Bridgewater, Massachusetts. He graduated from Bridgewater-Raynham High School in 1984, and became an apprentice bricklayer upon graduating high school. In 1987, D'Emilia founded Spartago Masonry, which became Spartago Enterprises in 1998, a general contracting operation. D'Emilia has also developed real estate ventures such as Downtown Mini-Storage in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.[1]

Political career[edit]

In April 2010, D'Emilia announced that he was running for the 8th Plymouth seat in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.[2] The seat was held by Representative David Flynn, who was retiring at the end of his term. D'Emilia had no primary opposition, and faced Democratic candidate Patricia Lawton in the general election. During the election, D'Emilia faced scrutiny for his resident status in Bridgewater, as he was also listed as the primary resident of a home in nearby Lakeville, Massachusetts.[3] Despite this issue being raised in a local newspaper report, there was no challenge to his status in court. D'Emilia won the general election with 50% of the vote to Lawton's 45%.[4]

D'Emilia current sits on the Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses, the Joint Committee on Ways and Means, the House Committee on Personnel and Administration, and the House Committee on Ways and Means.[1] D'Emilia voted in favor of casino gambling,[5] and recently tried to amend the compact between the Commonwealth and the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe to include a deadline for securing land into a trust.[6] D'Emilia also voted in favor of the most recent "Three Strikes" bill.[7] He is running for reelection against Marilee Kenney Hunt, of Bridgewater.

D'Emilia has recently gained attention for a lawsuit he has brought forth against the Town of Bridgewater regarding a disputed parcel of land. D'Emilia is suing the town for allegedly violating the law in its actions to try and secure the parcel for conservation land, as D'Emilia claims that he and his partners already have a purchase-and-sale agreement on the parcel and the town has missed its opportunity by law to secure the land.[8]

Electoral History[edit]

Massachusetts State Representative 8th Plymouth District, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Angelo D'Emilia 8,179 50.44
Democratic Patricia Lawton 7,294 44.98

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Member Profile: Angelo D'Emilia". Massachusetts General Court. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Hyman, Rebecca (May 4, 2010). "Time's up to take out papers for David Flynn's house seat". Bridgewater Independent. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Hyman, Rebecca (October 15, 2010). "Home sweet homes: Does Angelo D’Emilia live in Lakeville or Bridgewater?". Bridgewater Independent. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "2010 Return of Votes Complete Statistics" (PDF). Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth - Elections Division. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Roll Call: Mass. House, Senate Votes On Casinos". Associated Press / WBUR. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  6. ^ Hyman, Rebecca (July 31, 2012). "Would Taunton casino squash Raynham slots?". Raynham Call. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  7. ^ Ashton, Kimberly (July 20, 2012). "Legislature Passes Three-Strikes Bill for Violent Crimes". Easton Patch. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  8. ^ Carboneau, Amy (March 7, 2012). "Deadlines extended in Rep. Angelo D’Emilia's suit against Bridgewater". Brockton Enterprise. Retrieved 20 August 2012.