United States Senate election in Massachusetts, 1984
Results by town. Red indicates towns carried by Ray Shamie, blue indicates towns carried by John Kerry.
|Elections in Massachusetts|
The Massachusetts Senate election of 1984 was held in November 1984. The election was won by Democrat John Kerry, the Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts who remained Senator until 2013 when he resigned to become U.S. Secretary of State. One-term incumbent Paul Tsongas declined to seek re-election and retired from the Senate following a battle with cancer.
- John Kerry - Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, was elected to the open seat
- David M. Bartley - Former Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1969–1975) and Secretary of Administration and Finance (1981–1983)
- Michael Connolly - Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts since 1979 and a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1973–1978
- James Shannon - Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts's 5th congressional district since 1979.
- Ray Shamie- Ran for Senate in 1982 against Ted Kennedy.
- Elliot Richardson - Former United States Secretary of Commerce (1976–1977), United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom (1975–1976), United States Attorney General (1973), United States Secretary of Defense (1973), United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare (1970–1973), Under Secretary of State (1969–1970), Massachusetts Attorney General (1967–1969), and Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts (1965–1967)
|Democratic||David M. Bartley||85,910||10.88%|
- Kranish, Michael, Brian C. Mooney, and Nina J. Easton. John F. Kerry: The Complete Biography by the Boston Globe Reporters Who Know Him Best, PublicAffairs, 2004. ISBN 1-58648-273-4.
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