|Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
from the 2nd Middlesex district
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1991
|Preceded by||Walter Bickford|
|Succeeded by||Geoff Hall|
|Born||John F. MacGovern
July 14, 1951
Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Alma mater||Dartmouth College|
John F. MacGovern is an American politician who represented the 2nd Middlesex District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1983 to 1991. He was the Republican nominee in the Massachusetts's 5th congressional district election in 1990, losing to incumbent Chester G. Atkins 52% to 48%. He later moved to Vermont. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Vermont Senate in 2004 and 2006. He unsuccessfully ran as the Republican nominee for the United States Senate seat held by Bernie Sanders in the 2012 election.
- 1989–1990 Public Officers of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
- "Atkins Concedes Lousy Bookkepping". Worcester Telegram & Gazette. March 28, 1992.
- "Further state election results". The Burlington Free Press. November 4, 2004.
- Smallheer, Susan (November 9, 2006). "Windsor elects two Democrats, re-elects one to state Senate". Rutland Herald.
- Ring, Wilson (August 28, 2012). "Vt. Democratic AG race too close to call". Boston Globe. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
- John MacGovern for Senate official campaign site
- Biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart
- Issue positions and quotes at On the Issues
- United States Senate election in Vermont, 2012
- United States House of Representatives elections, 1990
|Party political offices|
|Republican nominee for U.S. Senator from Vermont