Who has the edge in the 2021 Massachusetts House 19th Suffolk District special election? That’s a mouthful for such a small district.
Election day is March 30, 2021.
This will be the first legislative special election in Massachusetts this year. In 2020, Democrats had good luck with them in the Bay State, gaining three seats between House and Senate. What will fate hold for the Democrats in this open seat of a former leader?
19th Suffolk District Special Election 2021: Key Facts
PREVIOUSLY HELD BY: Bob DeLeo (D-Winthrop). One of the most powerful men on Beacon Hill, DeLeo was Speaker of the House for almost 12 years until he resigned at the end of 2020. DeLeo is currently working at Northeastern University in Boston.
LOCATION: Like all of the other Suffolk County districts, it’s got a very compact area. The whole town of Winthrop is in the seat, as well as nearby parts of Revere.
POLITICAL COMPOSITION: Blue, bluer, or bluest? When you get this deep into the Boston area, chances are that the seat is going to vote Democratic and not by a small amount. Democrats win here on all levels as a matter of course.
WHO’S RUNNING: Jeff Turco (D-Winthrop), Paul Caruccio (R-Winthrop), and Rich Fucillo (I-Winthrop). Turco came through a tight four-way Democratic primary to get his nod. He is an attorney originally from Revere. Caruccio was the Republican nominee against DeLeo in 2012 and 2014, losing handily both times. Fucillo is in his 20s and is making his first run for elective office.
About the Massachusetts House
The General Court (legislature) is one of the bluest in the country. Democrats have been the majority party in the House of Representatives for decades and with no end in sight. They have 128 seats to 30 Republicans and one independent.
Massachusetts House 19th Suffolk District Special Election 2021: Analysis
This is Safe Democratic all the way. A non-Democrat flipping Bob DeLeo’s old seat in Suffolk County would be a shocker. Not much else to say about it.