Sept. 1, 2014

Rep. Michael E. Capuano (D-Mass.)

  • District: 7th District, Part of Boston and inner suburbs
  • Residence: Somerville
  • Born: January 9, 1952; Somerville, Mass.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Wife, Barbara Teebagy Capuano; two children
  • Education: Dartmouth College, B.A. 1973 (psychology); Boston College, J.D. 1977
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Somerville Board of Aldermen, 1977-79; candidate for mayor of Somerville, 1979, 1981; Somerville Board of Aldermen, 1985-89; mayor of Somerville, 1990-99; sought Democratic nomination for Mass. secretary of state, 1994; sought Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate (special election), 2009; U.S. House, 1999-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1998 (8th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Ethics; Financial Services (Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit; Housing and Insurance - Ranking Member); Transportation & Infrastructure (Aviation; Highways & Transit; Public-Private Partnerships - Ranking Member; Railroads, Pipelines & Hazardous Materials)
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State Information: 7th District, Part of Boston and inner suburbs

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general (MA-07 representative) Michael Capuano (D) 210,794 83.4%
Karla Romero (I) 41,199 16.3%
Write Ins (WRI) 843 0.3%
2010 general (MA-08 representative) Michael Capuano (D) 134,974 98%
write-ins (WRI) 2,686 2%
2008 general (MA-08 representative) Michael Capuano (D) 185,530 98.6%
write-ins (Write-In) 2,722 1.4%
2006 general (MA-08 representative) Michael Capuano (D) 125,515 90.6%
Laura Garza (SW) 12,449 9%
write-ins (Write-In) 491 0.4%
2004 general (MA-08 representative) Michael Capuano (D) 165,852 98.7%
write-ins (Write-In) 2,229 1.3%
2002 general (MA-08 representative) Michael Capuano (D) 111,861 99.6%
write-ins (Write-In) 495 0.4%
2000 general (MA-08 representative) Michael Capuano (D) 144,031 99.3%
write-ins (Write-In) 1,041 0.7%
1998 general (MA-08 representative) Michael E. Capuano (D) 99,603 81.7%
Philip Hyde III (R) 14,125 11.6%
Andrea Morell (SW) 4,854 4%
Anthony Schinella (I) 3,129 2.6%
write-ins (Write-In) 176 0.1%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 82% Mitt Romney: 16%
2008 Barack Obama: 82% John McCain: 17%