Election Series: Everything You Need To Know About Massachusetts’ Female Candidates!

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Breaking Barriers

In the past weeks, we’ve covered the female candidates running for office in the Massachusetts primary election, and there are a lot– so to make it easier, we’ve put everything here in one convenient place!

While our She+ Geeks Out Panel featuring Ayanna Pressley, Brianna Wu, and Sam Hammar on August 21st is currently full, you can still sign up to be on the waitlist through our Eventbrite page.

As a reminder, you can register to vote online until August 15th, or mail in this form to register if you don’t have a Massachusetts ID. If you’re going to be outside of Massachusetts on September 4th, remember to sign up to receive your absentee ballot! Happy voting 🙂

If you want to check out our previous blog posts for more information on the candidates below, here are the links:

P.S. If you know a candidate we’ve missed, please email us at [email protected] and we’ll be more than happy to add them to the list!

Female Candidates for Congress

Candidate Name District Against
Additional Voting Information
Tahirah Amatul-Wadud 1st Richard Neal
Tracy Lovvorn 2nd Kevin Powers
Alexandra Chandler 3rd Open seat
Barbara L’Italien 3rd Open seat
Bopha Malone 3rd Open seat
Juana Matias 3rd Open seat
Lori Trahan 3rd Open seat
Katherine M. Clark 5th Incumbent
Ayanna Pressley 7th Mike Capuano
Brianna Wu 8th Stephen Lynch

Female Candidates for State Representative

Name District Against
Gerly Adrien 28th Middlesex
Joseph McGonagle Jr.
Christine Barber 34th Middlesex (Incumbent)
Michelle Ciccolo 15th Middlesex Open seat
Claire Cronin 11th Plymouth Incumbent
Christina Eckert 2nd Essex Open seat
Nika Elugardo 15th Suffolk Jeffrey Sanchez
Emily Farrer 3rd Bristol Open seat
14th Middlesex Open seat
Sheila Harrington 1st Middlesex Incumbent
Sabrina Heisey 36th Middlesex Colleen Garry
Natalie Higgins 4th Worcester Incumbent
Cindy King 1st Middlesex
Sheila Harrington
Anne Landry 30th Middlesex Open seat
Lori Lennon 23rd Middlesex Sean Garballey
Marie McCourt 2nd Hampshire Dan Carey
Liz Miranda 5th Suffolk Open seat
Tanya Neslusan 1st Hampden Open seat
Suezanne Patrice Bruce 9th Suffolk Byron Rushing
Maria Robinson 6th Middlesex Open seat
Rebecca Stone 15th Norfolk Open seat
Jean Strauss 5th Worcester Open seat
Francia Wisnewski 1st Franklin Open seat

Candidates for State Senate

Candidate Name District Against
Additional Voting Information
Diana DiZoglio 1st Essex Open seat
Sam Hammar 5th Middlesex District Jason Lewis N/A
Katie McBrine Plymouth and Norfolk Open seat N/A
Becca Rausch Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex Open seat N/A
Deb Rudolf Plymouth and Barnstable Open seat N/A
Sue Chalifoux Zephir Worcester and Middlesex Open seat N/A

Candidates for Miscellaneous State and County Positions

Candidate Name Position Jurisdiction Against
Eileen Duff Governor’s Council District 5 Incumbent
Katie Forde Register of Deeds Suffolk County Open seat
Andrea Harrington District Attorney Berkshire County Paul Caccaviello
Alice Merkl Register of Deeds Essex – Southern District Open seat
Mary Olberding Register of Deeds Hampshire County Incumbent
Donna Patalano District Attorney Middlesex County Marian T. Ryan
Rachael Rollins District Attorney Suffolk County Open seat
Marian T. Ryan District Attorney Middlesex County Incumbent
Katie Toomey Register of Deeds Worcester County N/A