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  Coakley, Martha
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AffiliationDemocratic  
  2014-01-01  
 
NameMartha Coakley
Address46 Coolidge Road
Medford, Massachusetts , United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born July 14, 1953 (66 years)
ContributorCOSDem
Last ModifedRBH
Jan 16, 2017 05:23pm
Tags Anti Marijuana Legalization - Catholic -
InfoMartha Coakley is the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She is the former District Attorney of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, having served from January 1999 to January 2007.

Coakley was born in Lee, Massachusetts, moving with her parents to North Adams a year later. She currently resides in Medford. She is married to Thomas F. O'Connor, Jr.

Coakley received a B.A., cum laude from Williams College in 1975. She received a J.D. from Boston University School of Law in 1979.

Coakley began as an associate at the law firm of Parker, Coulter, Daley & White, and later practiced at Goodwin Procter — both in Boston, Massachusetts.

She joined the DA's office in 1986 as an Assistant District Attorney in the Lowell, Massachusetts District Court office. A year later, she was invited by the U.S. Justice Department to join its Boston Organized Crime Strike Force as a Special Attorney. Coakley returned to the District Attorney’s Office in 1989 and was appointed the Chief of the Child Abuse Prosecution Unit two years later.

In December 1997, Coakley resigned her position to campaign for District Attorney in the 54 cities and towns of Middlesex County. During her term as District Attorney, Coakley has been recognized by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the Massachusetts School of Law and the Frank J. Murray Inn of Court.

Coakley was elected Attorney General in the 2006 general election as a Democrat, defeating Republican Larry Frisoli with 73% of the vote. She was sworn in on January 17, 2007. Coakley is the first woman to serve as Attorney General in Massachusetts.

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JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
09/25/2014-09/28/2014 Suffolk University 53.00% ( 0.0) 30.00% ( 0.0) 17.00% ( 0.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
10/22/2014-10/25/2014 MassINC Polling Group 44.00% ( 1.0) 38.00% ( 2.0) 18.00% ( 1.0)
10/21/2014-10/25/2014 University of Massachusetts 50.00% ( 0.0) 43.00% ( 0.0) 7.00% ( 0.0)
10/19/2014-10/22/2014 SocialSphere, Inc. 41.00% ( 12.0) 51.00% ( 15.0) 8.00% ( 3.0)
10/15/2014-10/18/2014 MassINC Polling Group 45.00% ( 2.0) 36.00% ( 2.0) 19.00% ( 0.0)
10/08/2014-10/11/2014 MassINC Polling Group 43.00% ( 1.0) 38.00% ( 0.0) 19.00% ( 1.0)
10/05/2014-10/07/2014 SocialSphere, Inc. 53.00% ( 7.0) 36.00% ( 8.0) 11.00% ( 1.0)
09/25/2014-09/28/2014 Suffolk University 46.00% ( 0.0) 42.00% ( 0.0) 12.00% ( 0.0)
09/20/2014-09/28/2014 Western New England University 46.00% ( 0.0) 38.00% ( 0.0) 16.00% ( 0.0)
09/24/2014-09/27/2014 MassINC Polling Group 44.00% ( 7.0) 38.00% ( 8.0) 18.00% ( 1.0)
09/21/2014-09/23/2014 SocialSphere, Inc. 46.00% ( 2.0) 44.00% ( 3.0) 10.00% ( 1.0)

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Feb 01, 2018 08:55am Legal Ruling Man found guilty in NH in plot to kill [Martha] Coakley  Article RP 
Dec 01, 2011 11:25pm General Martha Coakley Sues Five Major US Banks Over Foreclosure Fraud  Article COSDem 
Jan 20, 2010 11:00pm Commentary Martha Coakley Defeat Sealed By Prosecution Of Innocent Man  Article Jason 

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RACES
  11/04/2014 MA Governor Lost 46.54% (-1.86%)
  09/09/2014 MA Governor - D Primary Won 42.38% (+6.02%)
  06/14/2014 MA Governor - D Convention Lost 23.33% (-11.92%)
  11/02/2010 MA Attorney General Won 62.76% (+25.60%)
  09/14/2010 MA Attorney General - D Primary Won 98.43% (+96.86%)
  01/19/2010 MA US Senate - Special Election Lost 47.10% (-4.76%)
  12/08/2009 MA US Senate - Special D Primary Won 46.64% (+18.92%)
  11/07/2006 MA Attorney General Won 72.86% (+45.80%)
  09/19/2006 MA Attorney General - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/2002 Middlesex County District Attorney Won 99.34% (+98.67%)
  11/03/1998 Middlesex County District Attorney Won 70.76% (+41.59%)
  09/15/1998 Middlesex County District Attorney - D Primary Won 47.93% (+20.46%)
  03/11/1997 MA State House - Thirteenth Suffolk - Special D Primary Lost 11.72% (-21.04%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  04/30/2013 MA US Senate - Special D Primary Lost 0.00% (-57.35%)
ENDORSEMENTS
MA US President - D Primary - Mar 01, 2016 D Hillary Clinton
Question 2 - Massachusetts Sensible Marijuana Policy Initiative - Nov 04, 2008 NO No
MA State House - Thirty-Second Middlesex - Special D Primary - Feb 05, 2008 D Katherine M. Clark
MA Governor - D Primary - Sep 17, 2006 D Thomas F. Reilly