2018 Legislative Questionnaires

Getting legislators on record is an important part of holding them accountable. We're collecting comprehensive policy questionnaires from candidates around the Commonwealth in contested primaries.

For each district listed below, you can see the scorecard page of the current officeholder, the cities and towns contained by the district, and the questionnaires of the candidates running (with shout-outs to our endorsees, when we have chosen to endorse).

You can read about our endorsement decisions here. All endorsements are ultimately decided by our members.

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Stay tuned for more questionnaires.We will post them after our dues-paying members have the opportunity to review them. You can become a member at progressivemass.com/membership.

 

MA Senate

First Middlesex

Current Officeholder: Vacated by Sen. Eileen Donoghue (D)

The District: Consisting of the city of Lowell and the towns of Dunstable, Groton, Pepperell, Tyngsborough and Westford in the county of Middlesex

Candidates:

 

Hampshire, Franklin & Worcester

Current Officeholder: Vacated by Sen. Stan Rosenberg (D)

The District: Consisting of the city of Northampton and the towns of Amherst, Hadley, Hatfield, Pelham and South Hadley in the county of Hampshire; the towns of Bernardston, Colrain, Deerfield, Erving, Gill, Greenfield, Leverett, Leyden, Montague, New Salem, Northfield, Orange, Shutesbury, Sunderland, Warwick, Wendell and Whately in the county of Franklin; and the town of Royalston in the county of Worcester.

Candidates:

 

Norfolk, Bristol & Middlesex

Current Officeholder: Sen. Richard Ross (R)
The District: Consisting of the towns of Franklin, precincts 1 to 4, inclusive, and precinct 7, Millis, Needham, precincts A to C, inclusive, I and J, Norfolk, Plainville, Wellesley, precincts B, F, and G and Wrentham, in the county of Norfolk; the city of Attleboro, ward 1, ward 2 and ward 3, precinct A, and the town of North Attleborough in the county of Bristol; and the towns of Natick, precincts 6, 7, 9 and 10, Sherborn and Wayland in the county of Middlesex

Candidates:

 

Second Essex & Middlesex

Current Officeholder: Sen. Barbara L'Italien (D)
The District: Consisting of the city of Lawrence and the town of Andover in the county of Essex; and the towns of Dracut and Tewksbury in the county of Middlesex

Candidates:

  • Mike Armano  (**PM ENDORSED**)
  • Barry Finegold (No questionnaire)
  • Pavel Payano

 

Fifth Middlesex

Current Officeholder: Sen. Jason Lewis

The District: Consisting of Malden, Melrose, Reading, Stoneham and Wakefield, along with Winchester precincts 1, 2, 3 and 8.

Candidates:

 

Hampden

Current Officeholder: Sen. James Welch

The District: Consisting of the cities of Chicopee, ward 2, precincts A and B, ward 3, precincts A and B, ward 4, precincts A and B, and Springfield, ward 1, ward 2 precincts A to F, inclusive, and H, ward 3, ward 4, precincts A to E, inclusive, G and H, ward 5, precincts A to C, inclusive, and E, ward 6, precincts A and C, and E to G, inclusive, ward 8, precincts B to H, inclusive, and the town of West Springfield in the county of Hampden.

Candidates:

  • Amaad Rivera (**PM ENDORSED**)
  • James Welch (No questionnaire)

 

MA House

1st Barnstable

Current Officeholder: Rep. Timothy Whelan (R)

The District: Consisting of Barnstable: Precinct 1; Brewster: Precincts 1, 2; Dennis; Yarmouth: Precincts 1, 2, 3, 4, 7

Candidates:

2nd Bristol

Current Officeholder: Rep. Jim Hawkins (D) -- elected in April 2018 special

The District: Consisting of Attleboro Wards 1, 2, Ward 3: Precinct A, Wards 4, 5, 6

Candidates:

  • Jim Hawkins (**PM Endorsed**)
  • Sara Reynolds (No questionnaire)

11th Essex

Current Officeholder: Vacated by Rep. Brendan Crighton (D), who became a State Senator

The District: Consisting of Lynn: Ward 4: Precinct 3; Ward 5: Precincts 1, 4; Wards 6 and 7; Nahant

Candidates:

14th Essex

Current Officeholder: Rep. Dian DiZoglio (D) -- Running for State Senate

The District: Consisting of Haverhill: Ward 7: Precinct 2; Lawrence: Ward A: Precincts 1, 3, Ward F: Precinct 1; Methuen: Precincts 3, 7, 10; North Andover: Precincts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Candidates:

1st Franklin

Current Officeholder: Rep. Stephen Kulik (D) -- Retiring

The District: Consisting of Hatfield; Northampton; Southampton; Westhampton; Montgomery (Hampden Co.)

Candidates:

1st Hampshire

Current Officeholder: Vacated by the passing of Rep. Peter Kocot (D)

The District: Consisting of Hatfield; Northampton; Southampton; Westhampton; Montgomery (Hampden Co.)

Candidates:

2nd Hampshire

Current Officeholder: Rep. John Scibak (D) -- Retiring

The District: Consisting of Easthampton; Granby: Precinct 2; Hadley; South Hadley

Candidates:

3rd Hampshire

Current OfficeholderRep. Solomon Goldstein-Rose (U) -- unenrolled from the Democratic Party in February and then decided not to run for re-election in early August

The District: Consisting of Amherst, precinct 1 of Granby and Pelham

Candidates:

6th Middlesex

Current Officeholder: Vacated by the passing of Rep. Chris Walsh (D)

The District: Consisting of Framingham: Precincts 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15.

Candidates:

14th Middlesex

Current Officeholder: Rep. Cory Atkins (D) -- Retiring

The District: Consisting of Acton: Precincts 1, 2, 6; Carlisle; Chelmsford: Precincts 1, 9; Concord

Candidates:

15th Middlesex

Current Officeholder: Rep. Jay Kaufman (D) -- Retiring

The District: Consisting of Lexington; Woburn: Wards 1, 7

Candidates:

18th Middlesex

Current Officeholder: Rep. Rady Mom

The District: Consisting of Precincts 1 and 2 of ward 2, ward 3, precinct 1 of ward 4, and wards 7 and 8, of Lowell

Candidates:

19th Middlesex

Current Officeholder: Vacated by the passing of Rep. James Miceli (D)

The District: Consisting of Tewksbury: Precincts 1, 1A, 2, 2A, 4, 4A; Wilmington: Precincts 1, 2, 4, 5, 6

Candidates:

  • Erika Johnson (**PM ENDORSED**)
  • Mark Kratman (No questionnaire)
  • Michael McCoy (No questionnaire)
  • Judith O'Connell (No questionnaire)
  • David Robertson (No questionnaire)

23rd Middlesex

Current Officeholder: Rep. Sean Garballey (D)

The District: Consisting of Arlington: Precincts 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21; Medford: Ward 3: Precinct 2, Ward 6: Precincts 1, 2.

Candidates:

28th Middlesex

Current Officeholder: Rep. Joseph McGonagle (D)

The District: Consisting of the City of Everett

Candidates:

  • Gerly Adrien (**PM ENDORSED**)
  • Joseph McGonagle (No questionnaire)
  • Stat Smith (No questionnaire)

30th Middlesex

Current Officeholder: Rep. James Dwyer ("D") -- Retiring

The District: Consisting of Reading: Precincts 2, 3, 4, 5; Woburn: Wards 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Candidates:

36th Middlesex

Current Officeholder: Rep. Colleen Garry ("D")

The District: Consisting of Dracut; Tynsgborough

Candidates:

  • Sabrina Heisey (**PM Endorsed**)
  • Colleen Garry (No questionnaire), the lowest-ranking Democrat in our Mid-Session Scorecard and our 2016-2017 Scorecard

13th Norfolk

Current Officeholder: Rep. Denise Garlick (D)

The District: Consisting of Dover; Medfield: Precincts 1, 2; Needham

Candidates:

15th Norfolk

Current Officeholder: Rep. Frank Smizik (D) -- Retiring

The District: Consisting of Brookline: Precincts 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

Candidates:

7th Plymouth

Current Officeholder: Rep. Geoff Diehl (R) -- retiring to run against Sen. Elizabeth Warren

The District: Consisting of Abington; East Bridgewater: Precincts 2, 3, 4; Whitman

Candidates:

5th Suffolk

Current OfficeholderRep. Evandro Carvalho (D) -- Running for Suffolk County District Attorney

The District: Consisting of Boston: Ward 7: Precinct 10, Ward 8: Precincts 5, 6, 7, Ward 12: Precinct 6, Ward 13: Precincts 1, 2, 4, 5, Ward 14: Precinct 1, Ward 15: Precincts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, Ward 17: Precincts 1, 2.

Candidates:

9th Suffolk

Current Officeholder: Rep. Byron Rushing

The District: Consisting of Boston: Ward 4: Precincts 2, 4, 5, 7, Ward 5: Precincts 2, 10, Ward 8: Precincts 1, 2, 3, 4; Ward 9: Precincts 1, 2, 3.

Candidates:

14th Suffolk

Current Officeholder: Rep. Angelo Scaccia (D)

The District: Consisting of Boston: Ward 18: Precincts 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, Ward 20: Precincts 3, 8, 9

Candidates:

15th Suffolk

Current Officeholder: Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez

The District: Consisting of Boston: Ward 10, Ward 19: Precincts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, Ward 20: Precincts 2, 4; Brookline: Precinct 5 (Norfolk Co.)

Candidates:

17th Worcester

Current Officeholder: Rep. Kate Campanale (R) -- Retiring to run for Worcester County Registrar of Deeds

The District: Consisting of Leicester; Worcester: Ward 7, Ward 8: Precincts 2, 3, 4

Candidates:

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