Massachusetts Senate elections, 2006

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As a result of the Massachusetts general election, 2006, the Democrats picked up one open seat in the Massachusetts State Senate, the only change from the previous session. The current session began in January, 2007, and consists of 35 Democrats and 5 Republicans.

The 2006 Massachusetts House election was held on the same date as the Senate election, as well as Federal and Gubernatorial elections (see Massachusetts general election, 2006).

Massachusetts Senators serve two-year terms.[1]

Results[edit]

e • d Summary of the November 7, 2006 Massachusetts Senate election results
Party Seats Popular Vote
2004 2006 +/− Vote  %
  Democratic Party 34 35 +1 1,414,429 75.9%
  Republican Party 6 5 −1 421,781 22.6%
  Independents 0 0 0 11,720 0.6%
Green Party 0 0 0 1,988 0.1%
Others 0 0 0 13,886 0.7%
Total 40 40 0 1,863,804 100%

Complete list of Senate contests in 2006[edit]

Official results from State Election Results 2006 (PDF, 340 kB) on the Massachusetts Elections Division website

District Incumbent Status Competing candidates 2006 Result  %
  Berkshire, Hampshire, and Franklin Andrea Nuciforo, Jr. (D-Pittsfield) retired to run for Middle Berkshire Register of Deeds Benjamin Downing (D-Pittsfield)*
Matthew W. Kinnaman (R-Lee)
Dion Robbins-Zust (G-Richmond)
37,763
13,595
1,988
70.8%
25.5%
3.7%
  Bristol, and Norfolk James Timility (D-Walpole) sought re-election James Timility (D-Walpole)
Michael Atwill (R-Mansfield)
34,702
22,865
60.5%
39.8%
  1st Bristol and Plymouth Joan Menard (D-Somerset) sought re-election Joan Menard (D-Somerset)
Unopposed
39,235 99.2%
  2nd Bristol, and Plymouth Mark Montigny (D-New Bedford) sought re-election Mark Montigny (D-New Bedford)
Raimundo Delgado (U-New Bedford)
37,547
8,104
82.1%
17.7%
  Cape and Islands Robert O'Leary (D-Barnstable) sought re-election Robert O'Leary (D-Barnstable)
Ricardo Barros (R-Centerville)*
48,212
27,918
63.3%
36.7%
  1st Essex Steven Baddour (D-Methuen) sought re-election Steven Baddour (D-Methuen)
Unopposed
43,437 98.7%
  2nd Essex Frederick Berry (D-Peabody) sought re-election Frederick Berry (D-Peabody)
Unopposed
48,662 99.0%
  1st Essex and Middlesex Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester) sought re-election Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester)
Unopposed
56,605 99.1%
  2nd Essex and Middlesex Susan Tucker (D-Andover) sought re-election Susan Tucker (D-Andover)
Unopposed
35,991 99.0%
  3rd Essex and Middlesex Thomas M. McGee (D-Lynn) sought re-election Thomas M. McGee (D-Lynn)
Unopposed
38,229 99.1%
  Hampden Stephen Buoniconti (D-West Springfield) sought re-election Stephen Buoniconti (D-West Springfield)
Unopposed
29,515 99.0%
  1st Hampden and Hampshire Brian Lees (R-East Longmeadow) retired to run for Hampden County Clerk of Courts Enrico John Villamaino III (R-East Longmeadow)*
Gale D. Candaras (D-Wilbraham)*
20,465
30,366
40.2%
59.6%
  2nd Hampden and Hampshire Michael Knapik (R-Westfield) sought re-election Michael Knapik (R-Westfield)
Unopposed
37,842 98.8%
  Hampshire and Franklin Stanley Rosenberg (D-Amherst) sought re-election Stanley Rosenberg (D-Amherst)
Michaela LeBlanc (R-Northampton)
46,417
8,444
84.6%
15.4%
  1st Middlesex Steven Panagiotakos (D-Lowell) sought re-election Steven Panagiotakos (D-Lowell)
Brooks Lyman (R-Groton)
32,403
10,314
75.8%
24.1%
  2nd Middlesex Pat Jehlan (D-Somerville) sought re-election Pat Jehlan (D-Somerville)
Unopposed
38,780 98.1%
  3rd Middlesex Susan Fargo (D-Lincoln) sought re-election Susan Fargo (D-Lincoln)
Sandra Martinez (R-Chelmsford)
38,200
21,557
63.9%
36.0%
  4th Middlesex* Robert Havern III (D-Arlington) sought re-election Robert Havern III (D-Arlington)*
Unopposed
47,947 98.6%
  Middlesex and Essex Richard Tisei (R-Wakefield) sought re-election Richard Tisei (R-Wakefield)
Unopposed
43,466 98.5%
  1st Middlesex and Norfolk Cynthia Stone Creem (D-Newton) sought re-election Cynthia Stone Creem (D-Newton)
Unopposed
45,117 99.2%
  2nd Middlesex and Norfolk Karen Spilka (D-Ashland) sought re-election Karen Spilka (D-Ashland)
Unopposed
43,657 98.2%
  Middlesex, Suffolk and Essex Jarrett Barrios (D-Cambridge) sought re-election Jarrett Barrios (D-Cambridge)
Unopposed
31,860 99.0%
  Middlesex and Worcester Pamela Resor (D-Acton) sought re-election Pamela Resor (D-Acton)
Unopposed
49,747 97.8%
  Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex Scott Brown (R-Wrentham) sought re-election Scott Brown (R-Wrentham)
Unopposed
46,972 98.1%
  Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Brian Joyce (D-Milton) sought re-election Brian Joyce (D-Milton)
James Aldred (R-Randolph)
43,811
14,327
75.3%
24.6%
  Norfolk and Plymouth Michael W. Morrissey (D-Quincy) sought re-election Michael W. Morrissey (D-Quincy)
Unopposed
42,747 98.9%
  Plymouth and Barnstable Therese Murray (D-Plymouth) sought re-election Therese Murray (D-Plymouth)
Unopposed
54,042 98.7%
  1st Plymouth and Bristol Marc Pacheco (D-Taunton) sought re-election Marc Pacheco (D-Taunton)
Unopposed
43,200 99.1%
  2nd Plymouth and Bristol Robert Creedon, Jr. (D-Brockton) sought re-election Robert Creedon, Jr. (D-Brockton)
Unopposed
35,820 99.4%
  Plymouth and Norfolk Robert Hedlund (R-Weymouth) sought re-election Robert Hedlund (R-Weymouth)
Stephen Lynch (D-Marshfield)*
43,638
24,114
64.4%
35.6%
  1st Suffolk John Hart, Jr. (D-Boston) sought re-election John Hart, Jr. (D-Boston)
Unopposed
33,084 98.8%
  2nd Suffolk* Dianne Wilkerson (D-Boston) sought re-election Dianne Wilkerson (D-Boston)*
Samiyah Diaz (R-Boston)
28,820
11,079
71.3%
27.4%
  1st Suffolk and Middlesex Robert Travaglini (D-Boston) sought re-election Robert Travaglini (D-Boston)
Unopposed
32,621 98.8%
  2nd Suffolk and Middlesex Steven Tolman (D-Boston) sought re-election Steven Tolman (D-Boston)
Unopposed
36,827 99.0%
  Suffolk and Norfolk Marian Walsh (D-Boston) sought re-election Marian Walsh (D-Boston)
Douglas Obey (R-Westwood)
37,930
17,253
68.7%
31.2%
  1st Worcester Harriette Chandler (D-Worcester)* sought re-election Harriette Chandler (D-Worcester)*
Paul Nordborg (R-Holden)
35,904
13,269
72.9%
27.0%
  2nd Worcester Edward Augustus, Jr. (D-Worcester) sought re-election Edward Augustus, Jr. (D-Worcester)
Richard Peters (R-Worcester)
John Lazzaro (I-Millbury)
33,187
12,352
3,616
67.5%
25.1%
7.4%
  Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin Stephen Brewer (D-Barre) sought re-election Stephen Brewer (D-Barre)
Unopposed
48,460 99.6%
  Worcester and Middlesex Robert Antonioni (D-Leominster) sought re-election Robert Antonioni (D-Leominster)
Unopposed
41,373 99.2%
  Worcester and Norfolk Richard T. Moore (D-Uxbridge) sought re-election Richard T. Moore (D-Uxbridge)
Unopposed
44,702 99.2%

Primary Results[edit]

Official results from State Primary Election Results 2006 (PDF, 196k) on the Massachusetts Elections Division website

Democratic Primary[edit]

District Candidates Votes  %
Berkshire, Hampshire & Franklin Benjamin Downing 7,574 32%
Christopher Hodgkins 7,334 31%
Helen Sharron 3,111 13%
Margaret Ware 5,221 22%
John Zelazo 394 2%
1st Hampden & Hampshire Brian Ashe 6,585 36%
Gale Candaras 8,362 46%
Rosemarie Mazza-Moriarty 3,117 17%
4th Middlesex Joanna Gonsalves 10,244 39%
Robert Havern (i) 15,722 61%
Plymouth & Norfolk Stephen Lynch 12,348 57%
Matthias Mulvey 9,497 43%
2nd Suffolk Write-In: Sonia Chang-Diaz 5,711 45%
Write-In: Samiyah Diaz 238 2%
Write-In: John Kelleher 400 3%
Write-In: Dianne Wilkerson (i) 6,478 51%
1st Worcester Harriette Chandler (i) 16,847 77%
Deirdre Healy 5,153 23%

Republican Primary[edit]

District Candidates Votes  %
Cape & Islands Ricardo Barros 4,258 59%
Doug Bennett 3,006 41%
1st Hampden & Hampshire Kevin Corridan 1,200 31%
Ronald Cutler 679 18%
Enrico Villamaino 1,962 51%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Article LXXXII.

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