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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Thursday, January 4, 2007.

Met at a quarter before eleven o’clock A.M. (Mr. Havern in the Chair).

The Chair (Mr. Havern), members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Communication.

A communication was received from William F. Welch, Clerk of the Senate, informing the Senate that he had appointed Michael D. Hurley of South Boston as Assistant Clerk and Stacey Ostiguy of Quincy as Second Assistant Clerk.

Communications.

The following communications, together with the return of votes and schedules therein referred to, were received from the Secretary of the Commonwealth, to wit:

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON 02133

January 4, 2007.

To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives:

I have the honor to lay before you the returns of votes cast at the election held in this Commonwealth on the seventh day of November, 2006, for Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasurer and Receiver-General, and State Auditor, together with schedules showing the number of ballots which appear to have been cast for each person voted for.

These returns have been duly canvassed by the Governor and Council, and are now transmitted for examination by the Senate and the House of Representatives, as required by the Constitution.

Very truly yours,
WILLIAM FRANCIS GALVIN,
Secretary of State.

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 02133

January 4, 2007.

To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives:

I have the honor to lay before you the returns of votes cast at the election held in this Commonwealth on the seventh day of November 2006, for Councillors in the several districts, together with schedules showing the number of ballots which appear to have been cast for each person voted for.

These returns have been duly canvassed by the Governor and Council, and are now transmitted for examination by the Senate and House of Representatives, as required by the Constitution.

Very truly yours,
WILLIAM FRANCIS GALVIN,
Secretary of State.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Wilkerson,—
Ordered, That a joint committee to consist of members of Senate and the House of Representatives be appointed for the purpose of canvassing the votes for Governor and Lieutenant-Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasurer and Receiver-General, and Auditor of the Commonwealth, and Councillors in the several districts.

Senators Wilkerson of Suffolk, O’Leary of Cape and Islands, Walsh of Suffolk and Norfolk and Tisei of Middlesex and Essex were appointed the committee on the part of the Senate.
Sent to the House for concurrence.
Subsequently, the order was returned by the House with the endorsement that it had been adopted, in concurrence.


The order bore the further endorsement that Representatives O’Flaherty of Chelsea, Petrolati of Ludlow and Peterson of Grafton were appointed on the part of the House.

Subsequently, Ms. Wilkerson, for the said special committee to which had been referred the returns of votes for Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasurer and Receiver-General, Auditor of the Commonwealth and the Councillors in the several districts submitted a report thereon, as follows:

From the examination of the returns, it appears that votes were cast as follows:

For Governor and Lieutenant Governor.
Healey and Hillman (Republican) had 784,342
Patrick and Murray (Democrat) had 1,234,984
Mihos and Sullivan (Independent) had 154,628
Ross and Sullivan (Green-Rainbow) had 43,193
All others 2,632
Blanks 24,056
Total votes cast 2,243,835
And Deval Patrick and Timothy P. Murray are elected.

For Attorney General.
Martha Coakley of Medford (Democrat) had 1,546,582
Larry Frisoli of Belmont (Republican) had 574,388
All others 1,840
Blanks 121,025
Total votes cast 2,243,835
And Martha Coakley is elected.

For Secretary of State.
William Francis Galvin of Boston (Democrat) had 1,638,594
Jill E. Stein of Lexington (Green-Rainbow) had 353,551
All others 5,715
Blanks 245,975
Total votes cast 2,243,835
And William Francis Galvin is elected.

For Treasurer and Receiver-General.
Timothy P. Cahill of Quincy (Democrat) had 1,644,162
James O’Keefe of Somerville (Green-Rainbow) had 323,765
All others 4,590
Blanks 271,318
Total votes cast 2,243,835
And Timothy P. Cahill is elected.

For Auditor.
A. Joseph DeNucci of Newton (Democrat) had 1,560,782
Rand Wilson of Somerville (Working Families) had 371,057
All others 4,066
Blanks 307,930
Total votes cast 2,243,835
And A. Joseph DeNucci is elected.

And also from the examination of the returns, it appears that the following named persons have been duly elected in their respective districts, to wit:

District No. 1. Carole A. Fiola of Fall River.
District No. 2. Kelly A. Timilty of Boston.
District No. 3. Marilyn M. Petitto-Devaney of Watertown.
District No. 4. Christopher A. Iannella, Jr., of Boston.
District No. 5. Mary-Ellen Manning of Salem.
District No. 6. Michael J. Callahan of Medford.
District No. 7. Thomas J. Foley of Worcester.
District No. 8. Thomas M. Merrigan of Greenfield.

The report was accepted, noted in the Journal and sent to the House for its information.
Subsequently, notice was received from the House that the report had been accepted, in concurrence.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Rosenberg,—
Ordered, That the Secretary of the Commonwealth give notice to Carole A. Fiola, Kelly A. Timilty, Marilyn M. Petitto-Devaney, Christopher A. Iannella, Jr., Mary-Ellen Manning, Michael J. Callahan, Thomas J. Foley and Thomas M. Merrigan, that they have been duly elected Councillors to advise the Governor in the executive part of the government.
Sent to the House for concurrence.

Communication.

The following communication was received from the Secretary of the Commonwealth, to wit:

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 02133

January 4, 2007.

To the Honorable Senate:

This is to advise you that in accordance with an order adopted by the Senate and House of Representatives of this date, the Councillors have been notified of their election by the Secretary of the Commonwealth.

Very truly yours,
WILLIAM FRANCIS GALVIN,
Secretary of the Commonwealth.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Rosenberg,—
Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns today, it adjourn to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M.

On motion of Mr. Pacheco, at four minutes before eleven o’clock A.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Monday at eleven o’clock A.M.