MassEquality PAC

Get up-to-the-date information on the MassEquality Political Action Committee

Past Elections

2014 Elections

  • BREAKING: Massachusetts Makes History Again - Contact: Michael Givens Communications Manager 617-878-2316 (o) 857-244-0218 (m) mike@massequality.org Twitter: @massequalitypac Facebook: facebook.com/MassEquality Massachusetts Makes History Again MassEquality celebrates historic LGBTQ victories NOVEMBER 4, 2014 — BOSTON — Nineteen of the 23 candidates endorsed by the MassEquality PAC successfully won … Continue reading
  • BREAKING: Maura Healey Becomes Nation’s First Openly-Gay State Attorney General - Contact: Michael Givens Communications Manager 617-878-2316 (o) 857-244-0218 (m) mike@massequality.org Twitter: @massequality Facebook: facebook.com/MassEquality BREAKING: Maura Healey Becomes Nation’s First Openly-Gay State Attorney General Tonight, Maura Healey became the Commonwealth’s Attorney General-Elect. When she takes office in January, she will be the country’s … Continue reading
  • MassEquality Statement on Mitt Romney Fundraiser for Charlie Baker - Contact: Michael Givens Communications Manager 617-878-2316 (o) 857-244-0218 (m) mike@massequality.org Twitter: @massequalitypac Facebook: facebook.com/MassEquality MassEquality Statement on Mitt Romney Fundraiser for Charlie Baker BOSTON – October 16, 2014 – Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is scheduled to headline a fundraiser … Continue reading
  • Tuesday, October 21: Candidate for 2nd Franklin State Representative Denise Andrews Joins State Auditor Candidate Suzanne Bump for a Forum on the Economy - Denise Andrews will be hosting candidate forums across the Second Franklin District where anyone can come and ask her questions to learn first-hand about her results, approaches and character. Each forum will focus on jobs and economic development and an … Continue reading
  • Saturday, October 18: Candidate for 2nd Franklin State Representative Denise Andrews Joins Attorney General Candidate Maura Healey for a Forum on the Economy - Denise Andrews will be hosting candidate forums across the Second Franklin District where anyone can come and ask her questions to learn first-hand about her results, approaches and character. Each forum will focus on jobs and economic development and an … Continue reading
  • Steve Kerrigan, Candidate for Lieutenant Governor - Steve Kerrigan has been a leader in Massachusetts government and charities for nearly two decades. He has served as an appointed and elected leader in his hometown of Lancaster, a loyal and spirited public servant to U.S. Senator Edward M. … Continue reading
  • MassEquality PAC Announces Endorsement of Steve Kerrigan for Lieutenant Governor - MassEquality PAC Announces Endorsement of Steve Kerrigan for Lieutenant Governor Kerrigan poised to become country’s first openly-gay lieutenant governor BOSTON ─ September 18, 2014 ─ Today, the MassEquality PAC announced its endorsement of Steve Kerrigan for Lieutenant Governor: “Steve Kerrigan’s … Continue reading
  • MassEquality PAC Statement on Primary Results - BOSTON ─ September 10, 2014  ─ Seventeen of the 29 candidates endorsed by the MassEquality PAC this election season faced opponents in Tuesday’s Primary Election. Fourteen of them prevailed, including Martha Coakley for Governor and Maura Healey for Attorney General. … Continue reading
  • MassEquality PAC Announces Next Round of Electoral Endorsements - BOSTON ─ July 22, 2014 ─ The MassEquality PAC has endorsed four more candidates this electoral season. In particular, the PAC will be endorsing in a county-wide race, a deviation from past endorsements, which have typically involved legislative or statewide … Continue reading
  • Matthew Terry (5th Barnstable) - Matthew Terry — 5th Barnstable (D) Born and raised in Sandwich, Matt attended Yale University and Boston College Law School. He spent nine years in Boston working for two of the city’s top law firms before relocating his legal practice back … Continue reading
  • Ken Gordon (21st Middlesex) - Ken Gordon (D — 21st Middlesex) A trial attorney by training, Ken Gordon spent over two decades working as a lawyer before being elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 2012. Ken is a graduate of Northeastern University and … Continue reading
  • Mary Keefe (15th Worcester) - Mary Keefe — 15th Worcester (D) A lifelong resident of Massachusetts, Mary Keefe boasts a strong résumé filled with neighborhood engagement and community involvement. Prior to her election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 2012, Mary spent 12 years as … Continue reading
  • Shawn Allyn (Hampden County District Attorney) - Shawn Allyn — Hampden County District Attorney Shawn Allyn understands Hampden County because he is a product of Hampden County.  As an attorney and a social worker, Shawn has  worked for two decades within the Hampden County criminal justice system … Continue reading
  • MassEquality 2014 Endorsements List - Statewide Offices Martha Coakley, Candidate for Governor Steve Kerrigan, Candidate for Lieutenant Governor Maura Healey, Candidate for Attorney General Legislative Offices Senate Senator Jason Lewis (5th Middlesex) Barbara L’Italien (2nd Essex & Middlesex) Eric Lesser (1st Hampden & Hampshire) Senator Harriette Chandler (1st … Continue reading
  • MassEquality PAC Announces 1st Round of Legislative Endorsements - BOSTON ─ June 25, 2014 ─ Today, the MassEquality PAC announced its first round of legislative endorsements of candidates for the state Legislature. Senate incumbent endorsees include: Senator Harriette Chandler (1st Worcester) Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz (2nd Suffolk) Senator Pat Jehlen … Continue reading
  • Evandro Carvalho, 5th Suffolk - Evandro Carvalho (D — 5th Suffolk) Evandro Carvalho is the State Representative for the 5th Suffolk district. First elected in April of 2014, he is seeking re-election for the House seat in the 2016 election. A Cape Verdean immigrant, Evandro has … Continue reading
  • Tim Toomey, 26th Middlesex - Tim Toomey (D — 26th Middlesex) A longtime public servant, Tim Toomey was first elected to office in 1985. He spent the last 23 years serving concurrently as the State Representative for the 26th Middlesex District and as a City Councilor … Continue reading
  • Frank Smizik, 15th Norfolk - Frank Smizik (D —15th Norfolk) Frank Smizik is a legislative veteran. As the current representative for the 15th Norfolk District, he has spent the last 14 years working for his Brookline constituents, and the last four years as the Chairman … Continue reading
  • Gloria Fox, 7th Suffolk - Gloria Fox (D — 7th Suffolk) Gloria Fox has faithfully served the people of the 7th Suffolk District for the last 27 years. As she campaigns for re-election, Gloria brings with her decades of experience in the State House, serving on … Continue reading
  • Dan Cullinane, 12th Suffolk - Dan Cullinane (D — 12th Suffolk) Though he has only served at the State House for a short time, Dan Cullinane has proven himself to be an ally with a strong and consistent voice in the Progressive Caucus. He is a … Continue reading
  • Denise Provost, 27th Middlesex - Denise Provost (D — 27th Middlesex) Denise Provost, the State Representative for the 27th Middlesex district, has represented the people of Somerville for the past ten years. She serves on three Joint Committees: Higher Education, Revenue, and State Administrative and Regulatory … Continue reading
  • Brian Mannal, 2nd Barnstable - Brian Mannal (D — 2nd Barnstable) Though his presence in the State House is relatively new, Brian Mannal has shown that he is a champion for the LGBTQ community right out of the gate. Brian’s enthusiasm is evident in his testimony … Continue reading
  • Michelle DuBois, 10th Plymouth - Michelle DuBois (D — 10th Plymouth) As an experienced Brockton City Councilor, Michelle DuBois will bring a strong progressive to the State House when she is elected to serve as the State Representative for the 10th Plymouth District. She is an … Continue reading
  • Mike Day, 31st Middlesex - Mike Day (D — 31st Middlesex) Mike Day continues to make the LGBTQ community a priority in his work. As a trial attorney, Mike helps survivors of domestic violence — particularly those within the LGBTQ community — to stop the cycle of … Continue reading
  • Ivette Hernandez, 10th Hampden - Ivette Hernandez (D — 10th Hampden) Ivette Hernandez, a social worker by training, knows how to support families. She has extensive experience working with  youth — both LGBTQ and not — and advocating for their needs. Ivettte understands that people need love and … Continue reading
  • Denise Andrews, 2nd Franklin - Denise Andrews (D — 2nd Franklin) Denise Andrews, a current State Representative for the 2nd Franklin District and member of the LGBT Caucus at the State House, has been a lifelong advocate for LGBTQ rights. She is a native of Orange, … Continue reading
  • Paul Heroux, 2nd Bristol - Paul Heroux (D — 2nd Bristol) Paul Heroux, the current State Representative for the 2nd Bristol District, is a Democrat from Attleboro who has co-sponsored the entire Mass Equality legislative agenda.  This is his first publicly held office, and he has … Continue reading
  • Phil DeCologero, 14th Essex - Philip DeCologero (D — 14th Essex) Phillip DeCologero is a life-long resident of North Andover who attended local schools, graduated from Merrimack College, and is now a homeowner raising his family in North Andover. A Democrat running for the 14th Essex … Continue reading
  • Steve Ultrino, 33rd Middlesex - Steven Ultrino (D — 33rd Middlesex) A lifelong resident of Malden, Steven Ultrino is running for the 33rd Middlesex District House seat.  He currently serves as Malden’s Ward 2 City Councilor. A former teacher and principal at Saint Mary’s Parish … Continue reading
  • Jason Lewis, 5th Middlesex - Jason Lewis (D — 5th Middlesex) Jason Lewis has served the people of Winchester in the State House for 8 years, beginning as a State Representative in 2008 and becoming a State Senator in 2014. Jason has been a strong and … Continue reading
  • David Linsky, 5th Middlesex - David Linsky (D — 5th Middlesex) A lifelong Natick resident, David Linsky has represented the 5th Middlesex District at the State House since 1999. Prior to his election as a State Representative, David served as an Assistant District Attorney in … Continue reading
  • Marjorie Decker, 25th Middlesex - Marjorie Decker (D — 25th Middlesex) Marjorie Decker was elected as State Representative for the 25th Middlesex District in 2012. Since then, she has been a strong advocate for economic justice, reducing homelessness, and improving education. As a supporter of LGBTQ … Continue reading
  • Barbara L’Italien, 2nd Essex & Middlesex - Barbara L’Italien (D — 2nd Essex & Middlesex) Barbara L’Italien’s path continues to lead her back to the State House. Barbara served as the State Representative for the 18th Essex District for 8 years. During her tenure in that office, she … Continue reading
  • Eric Lesser, 1st Hampden & Hampshire - Eric Lesser (D – 1st Hampden & Hampshire) Eric Lesser has served as State Senator of First Hampden & Hampshire since 2014. A Longmeadow native, Eric has long demonstrated a commitment to civic service in the local, state, and federal … Continue reading
  • Dan Wolf, Cape & Islands - Dan Wolf (D — Cape & Islands) After going to college to become an aviation mechanic pilot and starting a small airline, Dan Wolf was first elected State Senator of the Cape & Islands District in 2010. Dan’s company, Cape Air, … Continue reading
  • Sonia Chang-Diaz, 2nd Suffolk - Sonia Chang-Diaz (D — 2nd Suffolk) Sonia Chang-Díaz is the first Latina elected to the Massachusetts State Senate. She is serving her fourth term representing the 2nd Suffolk District, which is comprised of all or part of the Boston neighborhoods of … Continue reading
  • Patricia Jehlen, 2nd Middlesex - Patricia Jehlen (D – 2nd Middlesex) Patricia Jehlen has served as a State Representative for 15 years, and has spent the past 11 years as a State Senator. She is seeking re-election in the 2nd Middlesex District. Pat was previously … Continue reading
  • Harriette Chandler, 1st Worcester - Harriette Chandler (D — 1st Worcester) Harriette Chandler, the first woman from Worcester to be elected to the Massachusetts State Senate, has served as Senator of the 1st Worcester District since 2000, and is currently the Senate Majority Leader and Vice-Chair … Continue reading