February 8, 2013 •
Overlapping Election Dates
The special primary election for the First Suffolk Senate District seat will be held on April 30, the same date as the special primary election for the U.S. Senate seat recently vacated by Senator John Kerry. The special general election for the Senate seat will be held on May 28.
May 28 will also be the special primary election date for the Eighth Suffolk District House seat. The special election for the house seat will be held on June 25, the same date as the special general election for the U.S. Senate.
The House election is being called to fill a vacancy caused by the resignation of Representative Martha Marty Walz. The Senate election is being called to fill a vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Jack Hart.
January 29, 2013 •
U.S. Senator Kerry Resignation Expected Today
A special election for U.S. Senator John Kerry’s seat will be held on June 25, 2013, assuming receipt of his resignation today. This morning, Senator Kerry’s nomination as secretary of state was unanimously approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He is expected to be confirmed by the full Senate this afternoon and subsequently tender his Senate resignation. Governor Deval Patrick expects to appoint a temporary replacement tomorrow, according to the Boston Globe. The primary election will be held on April 30.
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