Massachusetts general election, 2002
|Elections in Massachusetts|
A Massachusetts general election was held on November 5, 2002 in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The election included:
- statewide elections for U.S. Senator, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of the Commonwealth, Treasurer, and Auditor;
- district elections for U.S. Representatives, State Representatives, State Senators, and Governor's Councillors; and
- ballot questions at the state and local levels.
Democratic and Republican candidates were selected in party primaries held September 17, 2002.
United States Senator
Governor & Lieutenant Governor
Republicans Mitt Romney and Kerry Healey were elected Governor and Lieutenant Governor, respectively, over Democratic candidates Shannon O'Brien and Chris Gabrieli, Green-Rainbow candidates Jill Stein and Tony Lorenzen, Libertarian candidates Carla Howell and Rich Aucoin, and independent candidates Barbara C. Johnson and Joe Schebel.
Democrat Thomas Reilly ran unopposed.
Secretary of the Commonwealth
|Democratic||William F. Galvin||1,472,562||73.97%|
|Republican||Jack E. Robinson III||516,260||25.93%|
Treasurer and Receiver-General
Timothy P. Cahill was elected Treasurer and Receiver-General. He defeated Jim Segel, Stephen J. Murphy, and Michael P. Cahill in the Democratic primary and Daniel Grabauskas and James O'Keefe in the general election.
|Democratic||Timothy P. Cahill||226,505||35.79%|
|Democratic||Stephen J. Murphy||135,612||21.43%|
|Democratic||Michael P. Cahill||116,737||18.45%|
|Republican||Bruce A. Herzfelder||96,851||46.54%|
|Democratic||Timothy P. Cahill||1,040,281||50.66|
|Democratic||A. Joseph DeNucci||1,456,880||77.96|
|Independent||John James Xenakis||277,974||14.87|
U.S. House of Representatives
see Massachusetts United States House election, 2002
State House of Representatives
see Massachusetts House election, 2002
see Massachusetts Senate election, 2002
See Massachusetts Governor's Council election, 2002
There were three statewide ballot questions, all initiatives, which the Massachusetts voters voted on this election. There were also various local ballot questions around the state.
- Question 1 - Abolishing the state income tax. A law to eliminate any state personal income tax for income or other gain realized on or after July 1, 2003.
- Question 2 - Abolishing bilingual education and replacing it with a one-year program of rapid English immersion. A law that would require that, with limited exceptions, all public-school children must be taught all subjects in English.
- Question 3 - Taxpayer funding for Clean Elections. A non-binding question relative to the funding of political campaigns for public office.