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UNCORRECTED PROOF OF THE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.


Seal of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

Thursday, January 2, 2003.

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

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 2, 2003.

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 fifth day of November, 2002, 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
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON 02133

January 2, 2003.

To the Honorable Senate:

I have the honor to lay before you the returns of votes cast at the election held in this Commonwealth on the fifth day of November 2002, 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.

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 State Auditor of the Commonwealth, and Councillors in the several districts.

Senators Knapik of Hampden and Hampshire, Joyce of Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth, McGee of Essex and Middlesex and Fargo of Middlesex 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 DiMasi of Boston, O’Flaherty of Chelsea and Peterson of Grafton were appointed on the part of the House.

Subsequently, Mr. Knapik, 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.

Mitt Romney and Kerry Murphy Healey
(Republican) had .........................................................................................................................................................................1,091,988

Shannon O’Brien and Christopher F. Gabrielli
(Democrat) had ..............................................................................................................................................................................985,981

Carla Howell and Richard P. Aucoin
(Libertarian) had ...............................................................................................................................................................................23,044

Jill E. Stein and Anthony F. Lorenzen
(Massachusetts Green) had ...............................................................................................................................................................76,530

Barbara C. Johnson and Joseph F. Schebel
(Independent) had ............................................................................................................................................................................15,335

All others ...........................................................................................................................................................................................1,301

Blanks .............................................................................................................................................................................................26,122

Total votes cast ............................................................................................................................................................2,220,301

And Mitt Romney and Kerry Murphy Healey are elected.

For Attorney General.

Thomas F. Reilly of Watertown
(Democrat) had ..........................................................................................................................................................................1,602,817

All others .........................................................................................................................................................................................12,326

Blanks ...........................................................................................................................................................................................605,158

Total votes cast ...................................................................................................................................................................2,220,301

And Thomas F. Reilly is elected.

For Secretary of State.

William Francis Galvin
(Democrat) had ..........................................................................................................................................................................1,472,562

Jack E. Robinson
(Republican) had ...........................................................................................................................................................................516,260

All others ..........................................................................................................................................................................................1,832

Blanks ..........................................................................................................................................................................................229,647

Total votes cast ...................................................................................................................................................................2,220,301

And William Francis Galvin is elected.

For Treasurer and Receiver-General.

Timothy P. Cahill
(Democrat) had ..........................................................................................................................................................................1,040,281

Daniel E. Grabauskas
(Republican) had ...........................................................................................................................................................................848,904

James O’Keefe
(Massachusetts Green) had ...........................................................................................................................................................163,559

All others .............................................................................................................................................................................................830

Blanks ..........................................................................................................................................................................................166,727

Total votes cast ...................................................................................................................................................................2,220,301

And Timothy P. Cahill is elected.

For State Auditor.

A. Joseph DeNucci of Newton
(Democrat) had ..........................................................................................................................................................................1,454,880

Kamal Jain
(Libertarian) had ............................................................................................................................................................................133,997

John James Xenakis
(Independent) had .........................................................................................................................................................................277,974

All others ..........................................................................................................................................................................................2,065

Blanks ..........................................................................................................................................................................................349,385

Total votes cast ..................................................................................................................................................................2,220,301

And A. Joseph DeNucci is elected.

And also reports that it appears from an examination of the returns that the following named persons have been duly elected Councillors 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 Petitto Devaney of Watertown
District No. 4. Christopher A. Iannella, Jr. of Boston
District No. 5. Mary-Ellen Manning of Peabody
District No. 6. Michael J. Callahan of Medford
District No. 7. Dennis P. McManus of Worcester
District No. 8. Edward M. O’Brien of Easthampton
The report was accepted and sent to the House.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Ms. Chandler,—

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

At twenty-seven minutes before twelve o’clock noon, the Senate proceeded to the House of Representatives under the escort of the Sergeant-at-Arms.

JOINT CONVENTION.

At seven minutes before twelve o’clock noon, the two branches met in

CONVENTION

in the Chamber of the House of Representatives, for the purpose of administering the oath of office to the Governor-elect, the Lieutenant Governor-elect and the several Councillors-elect, and were called to order by the Honorable Robert E. Travaglini, President of the Senate.

Order Adopted.

On motion of Mr. Berry,—

Ordered, That a committee be appointed to consist of members of the Senate and the House of Representatives to wait upon the Governor-elect, the Lieutenant-Governor-elect and the several Councillors-elect and inform them that the two branches of the General Court are now in convention for the purpose of administering oaths required to qualify them for the discharge of the duties of their offices.

Senators Melconian of Hampden, Wilkerson of Suffolk, Baddour of Essex, Tisei of Middlesex and Essex and Hedlund of Plymouth and Norfolk were appointed the committee on the part of the Senate; Representatives Paulsen of Belmont, Rivera of Springfield, Harkins of Needham, Frost of Auburn and Coppolla of Foxborough were appointed the committee on the part of the House.

Ms. Melconian, for the committee, afterwards reported that the Governor-elect, Lieutenant Governor-elect and the Councillors-elect would immediately attend upon the Convention.

At three minutes past twelve o’clock noon, the Governor-elect, the Lieutenant-Governor-elect, the Councillors-elect, William F. Galvin, Secretary of the Commonwealth, Thomas F. Reilly, Attorney General, A. Joseph DeNucci, Auditor of the Commonwealth and Timothy P. Cahill, Treasurer and Receiver-general-elect, and the Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court entered the Chamber, under the escort of the Sergeant-at-Arms.

The National Anthem was sung by the Boston Latin School Choir, under the direction of Mr. Paul Pitts.

The invocation was offered by Reverend Gloria White-Hammond.

Before the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and in the presence of the two Houses of Assembly, the oaths and affirmations of office were then administered to, and subscribed by, His Excellency Mitt Romney, as Governor, at nineteen minutes past twelve o’clock noon, and a proclamation was made by the Secretary of the Commonwealth.

Before the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and in the presence of the two Houses of Assembly, the oaths and affirmation of office were then administered to, and subscribed by Her Honor Kerry Murphy Healey, as Lieutenant-Governor, at twenty-two minutes past twelve o’clock noon, and a proclamation was made by the Secretary of the Commonwealth.

Her Honor the Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healy briefly addressed the convention.

His Excellency the Governor, Mitt Romney thereupon submitted his address upon the general concerns of the Commonwealth (printed in Senate, No. 1).

Before the President of the Senate, and in the presence of the two Houses of Assembly, the oaths and affirmations of office were then administered to, and subscribed by Carole A. Fiola of Fall River, Kelly A. Timilty of Boston, Marilyn M. Petitto Devaney of Watertown, Christopher A. Iannella, Jr., of Boston, Mary-Ellen Manning, Michael J. Callahan and Dennis P. McManus as Councillors.

The President then recognized various dignitaries in the House Chamber.

The Boston Latin School Choir then sang America, a song written in 1832 by Reverend Samuel Francis Smithy, an alumnus of Boston Latin School.

Benediction was pronounced by Rabbi Samiel Chiel of Temple Emanuel in Newton.

His Excellency the Governor, Her Honor the Lieutenant Governor, the Constitutional Offices and the Honorable Council then withdrew from the Chamber, under the escort of the Sergeant-at-Arms.

On motion of Mr. Berry, at twelve minutes past one, the Convention was dissolved; and the Senate withdrew from the House Chamber, under the escort of the Sergeant-at Arms.

At eighteen minutes past one o’clock P.M., the Senate reassembled, the President in the Chair.

Communication.

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

January 2, 2003.

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.

On motion of Mr. Baddour, at nineteen minutes past one o’clock P.M., the Senate adjourned to meet on the following Monday at eleven o’clock A.M.