Aug. 28, 2014

Rep. Richard E. Neal (D-Mass.)

  • District: 1st District, West -- Springfield, Chicopee, Pittsfield
  • Residence: Springfield
  • Born: February 14, 1949; Worcester, Mass.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Wife, Maureen Neal; four children
  • Education: American International College, B.A. 1972 (political science); U. of Hartford, M.P.A. 1976
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Springfield City Council, 1978-84 (president, 1979); mayor of Springfield, 1984-89; U.S. House, 1989-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1988 (13th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Ways & Means (Select Revenue Measures - Ranking Member; Trade)
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State Information: 1st District, West -- Springfield, Chicopee, Pittsfield

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general (MA-01 representative) Richard Neal (D) 261,936 98.4%
Write Ins (WRI) 4,197 1.6%
2010 general (MA-02 representative) Richard Neal (D) 122,751 57.3%
Tom Wesley (R) 91,209 42.6%
write-ins (WRI) 164 0.1%
2008 general (MA-02 representative) Richard Neal (D) 234,369 98.5%
write-ins (Write-In) 3,631 1.5%
2006 general (MA-02 representative) Richard Neal (D) 164,939 98.6%
write-ins (Write-In) 2,254 1.3%
2004 general (MA-02 representative) Richard Neal (D) 217,682 98.7%
write-ins (Write-In) 2,802 1.3%
2002 general (MA-02 representative) Richard Neal (D) 153,387 99.1%
write-ins (Write-In) 1,341 0.9%
2000 general (MA-02 representative) Richard Neal (D) 196,670 98.9%
write-ins (Write-In) 2,176 1.1%
1998 general (MA-02 representative) Richard E. Neal (D) 130,550 99%
write-ins (Write-In) 1,383 1%
1996 general (MA-02 representative) Richard E. Neal (D) 162,995 71.7%
Mark Steele (R) 49,885 21.9%
Scott Andrichak (I) 9,181 4%
Richard Kaynor (NL) 5,124 2.2%
write-ins (Write-In) 226 0.1%
1994 general (MA-02 representative) Richard E. Neal (D) 117,178 58.6%
John M. Briare (R) 72,732 36.3%
Kate Ross (NL) 10,167 5.1%
write-ins (Write-In) 46 0%
1992 general (MA-02 representative) Richard E. Neal (D) 131,215 53.1%
Anthony W. Ravosa Jr. (R) 76,795 31.1%
Thomas R. Sheehan (FTP) 38,963 15.8%
write-ins (Write-In) 190 0.1%
1990 general (MA-02 representative) Richard E. Neal (D) 134,152 100%
1988 general (MA-02 representative) Richard E. Neal (D) 156,262 80%
Louis R. Godena (I) 38,446 20%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 64% Mitt Romney: 34%
2008 Barack Obama: 64% John McCain: 34%