Massachusetts Candidates

Primary September 9, 2014

General Election November 4, 2014

 

Governor

Democrats

Don Berwick– Ex-US Medicare Administrator, Physician

Link for Education Plan http://www.berwickforgovernor.com/blog/education-infographic

Martha Coakley– Attorney General, Middlesex County District Attorney

Link for Education Plan http://www.marthacoakley.com/issues/education

Steve Grossman– State Treasurer, Ex-Democratic National Chairman, Businessman

Link for Education Plan http://stevegrossman.com/issues/

Republican

Charlie Baker– Venture Capitalist, Ex-state budger Director, Ex-Health Care Executive

Link for Education Plan

Mark Fisher– Metal Manufacturer, Tea Party Activist (Opt-Out of Common Core)

Link for Education Plan http://www.markfisher2014.com/#!educationcommon-core/c3r

Independent

Evan Falchuk– Attorney, Businessman

Link for Education Plan http://www.falchuk2014.org/whatwebelieve

Scott Lively-Minister, Attorney, Ex-Republican, Anti-Gay Activist

Link for Education Plan http://www.livelyforgovernor.com/index.html

Jeff McCormick– Venture Capitalist

Link for Education Plan http://www.jmacforgov.org/public_education

Libertarian

Larry Medolo– Massage Therapist. Platform is “Family Court Reform” For Equal Parenting Rights

Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor

Democrats

Leland Cheung– Venture Capitalist

Link for Education Plan http://www.lelandcheung.com/education

Steve Kerrigan– 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee Co-Chair

Mike Lake– Non-Profit Group CEO, Ex-Clinton White House Aide

(Practical, High-Quality Education)

Republican

Karyn Polito– Attorney, Ex-State Rep, Ex-State Lottery Commissioner

“Karyn understands the strain on local budgets, and worked relentlessly to secure increases in local aid, Chapter 70 school aid, Special Education aid, and Special Education transportation aid, as well as for local grant funding. “ from https://karynpolitoforlg.com/about

Independent

Tracy Post-Yarmouth Selectman

Link for Education Plan  http://www.jmacforgov.org/public_education

Shelly Saunders-Community Activist, Anti-Gay Activist running with Scott Lively

Massachusetts Attorney General

Democrat

Maura Healey– Ex-Attorney General’s Office Civil Rights Bureau Chief

Link for Education Plan http://www.maurahealey.com/issues/For-Profit-Schools

Warren Tolman– Attorney, Ex-State Senator, Ex-State Rep

Link for Education Plan http://warrentolman.com/warrens-vision/

Republican

John Miller– Attorney, Civil Engineer

Link to Campaign Site http://millerforag.com/

Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth

Democrat

Bill Galvin– (incumbent)

Link to Campaign Site http://www.billgalvin.org/

Republican

Dave D’Arcangelo- Commonwealth Executive, Malden City Councilor

Link to Campaign Site http://www.davein2014.com/

Green Rainbow

Danny Factor- Attorney, Progressive Activist

Link for Education Plan http://www.electfactor.org/bold_ideas

Massachusetts State Treasurer and Receiver- General

Democrat

Steve Grossman– (incumbent) running for Governor in 2014

Tom Conroy– State Representative, Management Consultant

Link for Education Plan- http://tomconroy.org/issues/education-2/

Barry Finegold– State Senator, Ex-State Rep, Attorney

Link for Education Plan- http://barryfinegold.com/issue/invest-schools

Deb Goldberg– Ex-Brookline Selectman, Non-Profit Group President

Link for Education Plan- http://www.debgoldberg.com/visions-goals/

Republican

Mike Heffernan– Technology Executive, Former Investment Banker

Link to Campaign Site- https://www.mikeheffernan2014.com/about-mike/

Green-Rainbow

Ian Jackson– Software Developer, Community Activist

Link to Campaign Site- http://ian-jackson.com/home.html

Massachusetts State Auditor

Democrat

Suzanne Bump- (Incumbent)

Link to Campaign Website http://www.suzannebump.com/about-suzanne/

Republican

Patricia Saint Aubin– Businesswoman, GOP Activist

Link to Campaign Site http://www.patriciasaintaubin.com/

Green Rainbow

M.K. Merelice– Brookline Town Meeting Board Member, Retired Journalist

Link to Campaign Site- http://www.merelice.org/

United States Senator

Democrat

Ed Markey– Current Senator up for re-election

Link to Education Plan http://www.edmarkey.com/issues/education/

Republican

Brian Herr– Hopkinton Selectman, Construction Company Member

Link to Campaign Site https://www.brianherr.com/

United States House of Representatives

DISTRICT 1

Democrat

Richard Neal– Has been in office since 1989 (incumbent)

Link to Campaign Bio- http://www.nealforcongress.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7&Itemid=4

 

Independent

Fredrick Mayrock- Real Estate Appraiser

DISTRICT 2

Democrat

Jim McGovern– Had been in office since 1989 (incumbent)

Link to Campaign Site http://jimmcgovern.com/about-jim-2/

 

State Senate in 1st Hampden and Hampshire District

James “Chip” Harrington (Democratic)

Link to an article by Chip Harrington about “The Standardized Test Trap” http://www.valleyadvocate.com/article.cfm?aid=17860

Timothy Allen (Democratic)

Link to Website where Tim Allen discusses bullying, funds for education, and school shootings http://www.timallen2014.com/turley_publications_state_senate_series_questions

Tom Lachiusa  Social Worker started working as a Special Education Teacher in Springfield’s North End (Democratic) http://tomlachiusaforstatesenate.nationbuilder.com/biography

Aaron Saunders (Democratic)

Link to Campaign Website http://www.aaronsaunders.org/index.php/issues/

Debra Boronski (Republican)

Link to Campaign Website http://boronskiforsenate.com/

Eric Lesser- Former White House Aide (Democratic)

Link to Campaign Site- http://www.ericlesser.com/about-eric

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