David Linsky

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David Linsky
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from the 5th Middlesex District
Incumbent
Assumed office
1999
Preceded by Douglas Stoddart
Personal details
Born (1957-10-16) October 16, 1957 (age 57)
Boston, Massachusetts
Political party Democratic
Residence Natick, Massachusetts
Alma mater Colby College
Boston College Law School
Occupation Attorney
Politician

David Paul Linsky (born October 16, 1957 in Boston, Massachusetts[1]) is an American attorney and politician who currently represents the 5th Middlesex District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

Early life[edit]

A lifelong resident of Natick, Massachusetts, Linsky graduated from Natick High School and went on to earn his B.A. from Colby College and his J.D. from Boston College Law School.[2]

From 1980 to 1999, Linsky was a Natick Town Meeting Member.[1]

Assistant District Attorney[edit]

From 1983 to 1988 and again from 1991 to 1999, Linsky was an Assistant District Attorney in Middlesex County.[1] As an ADA he prosecuted hundreds of cases including sexual assault, murder, and white collar crime.[2]

State Representative[edit]

Linsky was first elected to the House in 1999 in the special election to succeed Douglas Stoddart, who resigned after he was appointed as a judge in Middlesex District Court. Linsky defeated former Natick Selectman John F. Moran in the Democratic primary 3,181 votes to 2,105. In the general election he defeated Republican Kenneth B. Hoyt and Independent Jerry L. Pierce 3,846 votes to Hoyt's 1,837 and Pierce's 47.[3]

Linsky is the current Chair of the House Committee on Post Audit and Oversight.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 2001-2002 Public Officers of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
  2. ^ a b c "David Paul Linsky". The 187th General Court of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The General Court. Retrieved 11 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Massachusetts Election Statistics 2000. p. 593.