The lucky 30 who’ve already won their General Assembly races

More than two dozen General Assembly races are already over before a single ballot is cast because only one candidate filed for the seat. Here’s who is currently listed as running unopposed and therefore won’t have to campaign this fall, according to the secretary of state:

  1. Sen. Maryellen Goodwin (D), District 1
  2. Sen. Walter Felag (D), District 10
  3. Sen. Chris Ottiano (R), District 11
  4. Sen. Lou DiPalma (D), District 12
  5. William Conley (D), Senate District 18
  6. Sen. Roger Picard (D), District 20
  7. Sen. Erin Lynch (D), District 31
  8. Sen. David Bates (R), District 32
  9. Sen. Dennis Algiere (R), District 38

  1. Rep. Maria Cimini (D), District 7
  2. Rep. Anastasia Williams (D), District 9
  3. Rep. John Carnevale (D), District 13
  4. Rep. Charlene Lima (D), District 14
  5. Rep. Joseph McNamara (D), District 19
  6. Rep. David Bennett (D), District 20
  7. Rep. Eileen Naughton (D), District 21
  8. Rep. Frank Ferri (D), District 22
  9. Rep. Joe Trillo (R), District 24
  10. Rep. Jared Nunes (D), District 25
  11. Rep. Samuel Azzinaro (D), District 37
  12. Rep. Stephen Ucci (D), District 42
  13. Rep. Arthur Corvese (D), District 55
  14. Rep. James McLaughlin (D), District 57
  15. Rep. Elaine Coderre (D), District 60
  16. Rep. Raymond Johnston (D), District 61
  17. Rep. Mary Duffy Messier (D), District 62
  18. Rep. Helio Melo (D), District 64
  19. Rep. Raymond Gallison (D), District 69
  20. Dennis Canario (D), House District 71
  21. Rep. Peter Martin (D), District 75

Among the most surprising names on this list is Rep. Carnevale, who survived calls for his resignation last fall when he was charged with sexual assault; the case against him was dismissed after the alleged victim died. Also lucky are Democrats William Conley (Senate District 18) and Dennis Canario (House District 71), who aren’t even incumbents but don’t face opposition. Canario is actually a pickup for Democrats, since that seat was previously Dan Gordon’s and John Loughlin’s; Republicans couldn’t get someone on the ballot this time.

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