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Rep. Richard E. Neal (D-Mass.)

District: 1st District
Political Highlights: Springfield City Council, 1978-84; mayor of Springfield, 1984-89; U.S. House of Representatives, 1989-present
Born: Feb. 14, 1949; Worcester, Mass.
Residence: Springfield
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Maureen Neal; four children
Education: American International College, B.A. 1972; U. of Hartford, M.P.A. 1976
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1988 (14th term)
Committee Assignments: Ways & Means (Tax Policy - Ranking Member; Trade)

Election History
2014generalRichard Neal (D) 167,61298.0
2012generalRichard Neal (D) 261,93698.4
2010generalRichard Neal (D) 122,75157.3
Tom Wesley (R) 91,20942.6
2008generalRichard Neal (D) 234,36998.5
2006generalRichard Neal (D) 164,93998.7
2004generalRichard Neal (D) 217,68298.7
2002generalRichard Neal (D) 153,38799.1
2000generalRichard Neal (D) 196,67098.9
1998generalRichard Neal (D) 130,55099.0
1996generalRichard Neal (D) 162,99571.7
Mark Steele (R) 49,88521.9
Scott Andrichak (I) 9,1814.0
Richard Kaynor (NL) 5,1242.3
1994generalRichard Neal (D) 117,17858.6
John Briare (R) 72,73236.3
Kate Ross (NL) 10,1675.1
1992generalRichard Neal (D) 131,21553.1
Anthony Ravosa (R) 76,79531.1
Thomas Sheehan (FTP) 38,96315.8
1990generalRichard Neal (D) 134,152100.0
1988generalRichard Neal (D) 156,26280.0
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Massachusetts is 20th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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