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Massachusetts Nurses PAC endorsements: 2010 general election

From the Massachusetts Nurse Newsletter
October 2010 Edition

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Registered nurses and health care professionals are on the frontlines of health care. They know what makes the difference between a good hospital stay and a dangerous one. Your vote for candidates that support making hospitals safer for patients and for you will make a difference!

The Mass. Nurses PAC has endorsed and recommends that on Tuesday, Nov. 2, you support the following candidates. As of the deadline for this issue of the Massachusetts Nurse the Mass. Nurses PAC is still considering endorsements in several seats. Check your mailbox at home for updates.

U.S. Congress

Candidates seeking open seats

William Keating
10th Congressional District

  • Seat being vacated by Congressman William Delahunt
  • Worked with the MNA as Norfolk County DA to develop our violence prevention agenda
  • Will support the federal Safe Staffing bill
  • Opposes cuts to Social Security benefits


Candidates seeking re-election

Congressman Barney Frank
4th Congressional District

  • Agreed to co-sponsor the federal Safe Staffing bill
  • Agreed to co-sponsor the federal Safe Patient Handling bill

Congressman Stephen Lynch
9th Congressional District

  • Agreed to co-sponsor the federal Safe Staffing bill
  • Agreed to co-sponsor the federal Safe Patient Handling bill

Congressman Jim McGovern
3rd Congressional District

  • Co-sponsor of the federal Safe Staffing bill
  • Opposes cuts to Social Security benefits
  • Longtime ally of MNA bargaining units throughout his district

Congressman John Olver
1st Congressional District

  • Agreed to co-sponsor the federal Safe Patient Handling bill
  • Supported North Adams bargaining unit by urging CEO to negotiate to avoid a strike

Congressman John Tierney
6th Congressional District

  • Agreed to co-sponsor the federal Safe Patient Handling bill


Massachusetts Senate

Candidates seeking open seats

Rep. Katherine Clark
D-Middlesex and Essex
Lynnfield, Malden, Melrose, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield

Eileen Donoghue
D-1st Middlesex
Dunstable, Groton, Lowell, Pepperell, Tyngsboro, Westford

Rep. Michael Rush
D-Suffolk & Norfolk
Boston, Dedham, Norwood, Westwood

Dan Wolf
D-Cape & Islands
Aquinnah, Barnstable, Brewster, Chatham, Chilmark, Dennis, Eastham, Edgartown,
Gosnold, Harwich, Mashpee, Nantucket, Oak Bluffs, Orleans, Provincetown, Tisbury, Truro, Wellfleet, West Tisbury, Yarmouth

Rep. Jim Welch
Agawam, Chicopee, Springfield, West Springfield


Candidates seeking re-election

Sen. Stephen Brewer
D-Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire & Franklin
Ashburnham, Athol, Barre, Brimfield, Brookfield, Charlton, East Brookfield, Hardwick, Holland, Hubbardston, Monson, New Braintree, North Brookfield, Oakham, Orange, Palmer, Petersham, Phillipston, Royalston, Rutland, Spencer, Sturbridge, Templeton, Wales, Ware, Warren, Warwick, West Brookfield, Winchendon

Sen. Harriette Chandler
D-1st Worcester
Berlin, Boylston, Clinton, Holden, Northborough, Paxton, Princeton, West Boylston, Worcester

Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz
D-2nd Suffolk

Sen. Sal DiDomenico
D-Middlesex, Suffolk & Essex
Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Revere, Saugus, Somerville

Sen. Jamie Eldridge
D-Middlesex & Worcester
Acton, Ayer, Boxboro, Harvard, Hudson, Little-ton, Marlborough, Maynard, Northborough, Shirley, Southboro, Stow, Sudbury, Westborough

Sen. Jennifer Flanagan
D-Worcester & Middlesex
Ashby, Bolton, Clinton, Fitchburg, Gardner, Lancaster, Leominister, Lunenburg, Sterling, Townsend, Westminister

Sen. Patricia Jehlen
D-2nd Middlesex
Medford, Somerville, Winchester, Woburn

Sen. Thomas McGee
D-3rd Essex & Middlesex
Lynn, Marblehead, Melrose, Nahant, Saugus, Swampscott

Sen. Therese Murray
D-Plymouth & Barnstable
Barnstable, Bourne, Falmouth, Kingston, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Sandwich

Sen. Marc Pacheco
D-1st Plymouth & Bristol
Berkley, Bridgewater, Carver, Dighton, Marion, Middleboro, Raynham, Taunton, Wareham

Sen. Anthony Petruccelli
D-1st Suffolk & Middlesex
Boston, Cambridge, Revere, Winthrop


Massachusetts House of Representatives

Candidates seeking open seats

Kevin Byrne
D-11th Worcester
Shrewsbury, Westborough

Tackey Chan
D-2nd Norfolk

Nick Collins
D-4th Suffolk

Patricia Commane
D-17th Essex
Andover, Lawrence, Tewksbury

Denise Garlick (former MNA president. See related photo on page 2) D-13th Norfolk
Dover, Medfield, Needham

Patrick Gerry
D-2nd Worcester
Ashburnham, Ashby, Gardner, Royalston, Winchendon

John Mahoney
D-13th Worcester
Paxton, Worcester

Paul Mark
D-2nd Berkshire
Ashfield, Becket, Bernardston, Buckland, Cheshire, Colrain, Cummington, Dalton, Hancock, Hinsdale, Lanesboro, Leyden, Middlefield, New Ashford, Northfield, Peru, Pittsfield, Plainfield, Richmond, Shelburne, Washington, Windsor

Ken O’Brien
D-1st Worcester
Holden, Hubbardston, Oakham, Princeton, Rutland, Sterling, Westminster


Candidates seeking re-election

Rep. Kevin Aguiar
D-7th Bristol
Fall River

Rep. Geraldo Alicea
D-6th Worcester
Charlton, East Brookfield, Oxford, Southbridge, Spencer

Rep. Brian Ashe
D-2nd Hampden
East Longmeadow, Hampden, Longmeadow, Monson, Springfield

Rep. Cory Atkins
D-14th Middlesex
Acton, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord

Rep. Jennifer Benson
D-37th Middlesex
Acton, Boxborough Harvard, Lancaster, Lunenburg, Shirley

Rep. Jennifer Callahan, RN
D-18th Worcester
Bellingham, Blackstone, Millville, Sutton, Uxbridge

Rep. Thomas Calter
D-12th Plymouth
Duxbury, Halifax, Kingston, Middleboro, Plymouth, Plympton

Rep. Linda Dean Campbell
D-15th Essex

Rep. Christine Canavan, RN
D-10th Plymouth
Brockton, Easton, West Bridgewater

Rep. Michael Costello
D-1st Essex
Amesbury, Newburyport, Salisbury

Rep. Geraldine Creedon
D-11th Plymouth
Brockton, Easton

Rep. Steven D’Amico
D-4th Bristol
Norton, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Swansea

Rep. Paul Donato
D-35th Middlesex
Malden, Medford

Rep. Jim Dwyer
D-30th Middlesex
Reading, Stoneham, Woburn

Rep. Lori Ehrlich
D-8th Essex
Lynn, Marblehead, Swampscott

Rep. James Fagan
D-3rd Bristol

Rep. Mark Falzone
D-9th Essex
Lynn, Lynnfield, Saugus, Wakefield

Rep. Anne Gobi
D-5th Worcester
Barre, Brookfield, Hardwick, New Braintree, North Brookfield, Petersham, Phillipston, Spencer, Templeton, Ware, West Brookfield

Rep. Danielle Gregoire
D-4th Middlesex
Berlin, Marlborough, Southboro

Rep. Kate Hogan
D-3rd Middlesex
Bolton, Hudson, Maynard, Stow

Rep. Robert Koczera
D-11th Bristol
Acushnet, New Bedford

Rep. Peter Koutoujian
D-10th Middlesex
Newton, Waltham, Watertown

Rep. Paul Kujawski
D-8th Worcester
Douglas, Dudley, Oxford, Uxbridge, Webster

Rep. Barbara L’Italien
D-18th Essex
Andover, Boxford, Georgetown, Haverhill, Methuen, North Andover

Rep. Allen McCarthy
D-7th Plymouth
Abington, East Bridgewater, Whitman

Rep. Paul McMurtry
D-11th Norfolk
Dedham, Walpole, Westwood

Rep. Hank Naughton
D-12th Worcester
Boylston, Clinton, Lancaster, Northborough, Sterling

Rep. Matthew Patrick
D-3rd Barnstable
Barnstable, Bourne, Falmouth, Mashpee

Rep. Sarah Peake
D-4th Barnstable
Chatham, Eastham, Harwich, Orleans, Provincetown, Truro, Wellfleet

Rep. Alice Peisch
D-14th Norfolk
Natick, Wellesley, Weston

Rep. Angelo Puppolo
D-12th Hampden
East Longmeadow, Springfield, Wilbraham

Rep. John Rogers
D-12th Norfolk
Norwood, Walpole

Rep. Rosemary Sandlin
D-3rd Hampden
Agawam, Granville, Russell, Southwick

Rep. Carl Sciortino
D-34th Middlesex
Medford, Somerville

Rep. Joyce Spiliotis
D-12th Essex

Rep. Ellen Story
D-3rd Hampshire
Amherst, Granby

Rep. David Sullivan
D-6th Bristol
Berkley, Fall River, Freetown

Rep. Cleon Turner
D-1st Barnstable
Brewster, Dennis, Yarmouth

Rep. Daniel Webster
R-6th Plymouth
Duxbury, Halifax, Hanson, Pembroke