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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Thursday, January 6, 2011.

Met at eight minutes past eleven o’clock A.M.

The President, members, guests and employees then recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

Communications.

Several communications were presented and placed on file:
A communication from the Honorable Michael R. Knapik, Chair of the Republican Party Caucus, announcing that the Caucus had unanimously appointed Bruce E. Tarr of First Essex and Middlesex District as Minority Leader in the Senate for the 2011-2012 Legislative Session;
A communication from William F. Welch, Clerk of the Senate, announcing the appointment of Michael D. Hurley of South Boston as Assistant Clerk of the Senate and Stacey O. LeMay of Quincy as the Second Assistant Clerk of the Senate; and
A communication from Steven T. James, Clerk of the House of Representatives, announcing the appointment of Scott J. Mitchell of Burlington as Assistant Clerk of the House, and Timothy Carroll of Boston as Second Assistant Clerk;

Communication.

The following communication, 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 5, 2011.

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 second day of November, 2010, for the constitutional officers of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasurer and Receiver General, and Auditor for this Commonwealth and Executive 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 the House of Representatives, as required by the Constitution and the General Laws.

Very truly yours,
William Francis Galvin
Secretary of State

Order Adopted.

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, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasurer and Receiver General, and Auditor for this Commonwealth and Executive Councillors.
Senators Creem of Middlesex and Norfolk, Clark of Middlesex and Essex, Petruccelli of Suffolk and Middlesex, Wolf of Cape and Islands and Knapik of Hampden and Hampshire, 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, Moran of Boston and Peterson of Grafton were appointed on the part of the House.
Subsequently, Ms. Creem, for the said special committee to which had been referred the returns of votes for the Councillors in the several districts submitted a report thereon, as follows:

For Governor and Lieutenant Governor.

Patrick and Murray (Democratic) had …………………………. 1,112,283
Baker and Tisei (Republican) had …………………………….…. 964,866
Cahill and Loscocco (Independent) had …………………………. 184,395
Stein and Purcell (Green-Rainbow) had …………………………... 32,895
All others …………………………………………………..……… 2,600
Blanks …………………………………………………………… 22,924
Total Votes Cast ……………………………………................ 2,319,963
And Deval L. Patrick and Timothy P. Murray are elected

For Attorney General.

Martha Coakley of Medford (Democratic) had………………. 1,417,538
James P. McKenna of Millbury (Republican) ………………….. 839,274
All others………………………………………………………… 1,981
Blanks…………………………………………………....…….. 61,170
Total votes cast……………………………………….……... 2,319,963
And Martha Coakley is elected.

For Secretary of State.

William Francis Galvin of Boston (Democratic) had..……….. 1,420,481
William C. Campbell of Woburn (Republican) had…………… 720,967
James D. Henderson of Stow (Unenrolled) had ……….....……. 61,812
All others……………………………..…………………..……. 1,424
Blanks………………………………………………………. 115,279
Total votes cast……………………………………….…… 2,319,963
And William Francis Galvin is elected.

For Treasurer and Receiver-General.

Steven Grossman of Newton (Democratic) had …………… 1,208,098
Karyn E. Polito of Shrewsbury (Republican) had ……………. 993,127
All others………………………………………………….…… 1,784
Blanks……………………………………………….……… 116,954
Total votes cast…………………………………….……… 2,319,963
And Steven Grossman is elected.

For Auditor.

Suzanne M. Bump of Great Barrington (Democratic) had………. 1,027,710
Mary Z. Connaughton of Framingham (Republican) had ……….… 982,113
Nathanael Alexander Fortune of Whately (Green-Rainbow) had ….108,997
All others……………………………………………………...…… 2,186
Blanks………………………………………………………...… 198,957
Total votes cast………………………………………………... 2,319,963
And Suzanne M. Bump of Great Barrington 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. Charles O. Cipollini 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 Peabody.
District No. 6. Terrence W. Kennedy of Lynnfield.
District No. 7. Jennie L. Caissie of Oxford.
District No. 8. Thomas M. Merrigan of Greenfield.

The report was accepted and sent to the House.

Resolutions.

The following resolutions (having been filed with the Clerk) were severally considered forthwith and adopted, as follows:--
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Pacheco) “congratulating Tyler Buron on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Petruccelli) “commending Ian A. Bowles, Secretary
of Energy and Environmental Affairs, for his 4 years of distinguished service to the Commonwealth”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross) “congratulating Eric D. Heiman on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”;
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross) “congratulating James E. Kelly on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout”; and
Resolutions (filed by Mr. Ross) “congratulating Ben Wildman on his elevation to the rank of Eagle Scout.”

Orders Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Downing,--

Ordered, That the Secretary of the Commonwealth give notice to Charles O. Cipollini, Kelly A. Timilty, Marilyn M. Petitto-Devaney, Christopher A. Iannella, Jr., Mary-Ellen Manning, Terrence W. Kennedy, Jennie L. Caissie 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.

On motion of Mr. Feingold,--

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. Rush, at nineteen minutes before twelve o’clock noon, the Senate adjourned to meet again on Monday next at eleven o’clock A.M.