Maura Healey’s First Judge Nominee Has Frequently Donated To Campaigns of Healey and Other Democrats In Massachusetts

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Governor Maura Healey’s first nominee for a judgeship has given more than $60,000 in campaign contributions to Democratic candidates for state public office in Massachusetts since 2002 and has been a frequent campaign donor to Healey.

Adam Sisitsky, a nominee for a state superior court judgeship, gave $1,000 to Healey’s campaign for governor before the Democratic primary in 2022. That’s the maximum allowable amount under state law in Massachusetts.

Sisitsky has given nine campaign contributions to Healey totaling $8,000. The first two contributions were during Healey’s first campaign for public office, when she successfully ran for state attorney general in 2014.

A list of Sisitsky’s campaign contributions to Healey is below:


October 25, 2013     $ 500
February 18, 2014    $ 500
June 16, 2015     $ 1,000
December 12, 2016     $ 1,000
October 25, 2017     $ 1,000
April 30, 2018     $ 1,000
October 4, 2019     $ 1,000
December 2, 2020     $ 1,000
May 23, 2022     $ 1,000


Sisitsky also gave (on October 24, 2022) the maximum allowable $1,000 to Healey’s running mate in 2022, Kim Driscoll, the current lieutenant governor.

Sisitsky also gave the maximum allowable $1,000 twice to current state attorney general Andrea Campbell, once in 2021 and once in 2022, according to the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance. Campbell won the Democratic primary in September 2022 and the general election in November 2022.

Sisitsky’s campaign contributions to candidates for state office in Massachusetts total $63,803.93.

Among the candidates who received contributions from Sisitsky is Sisitsky himself.

Sisitsky, who lives in Framingham, ran for state Senate in 2004 against Karen Spilka, the current president of the Massachusetts Senate. Spilka, a state representative at the time, won. Sisitsky finished third, with 18.6 percent.

Sisitsky appeared before the Massachusetts Governor’s Council, which considers the governor’s nominations for judgeships and has the power to confirm or reject them, on Wednesday, October 11.

During the hearing Sisitsky said he knocked on 5,000 doors while campaigning for state Senate, according to State House News Service, during which he met “people from all walks of life who come to the door with struggles, with the greatest of humanity, with substance abuse issues that maybe family have, with financial struggles and challenges, maybe mental illness, maybe who knows what.”

“And it’s very humbling. I bring that. I bring that appreciation of humanity, and that every person who appears before me when I’m presiding in a courtroom has a story that I don’t know, that I might not ever know, but they come before me looking for some amount of justice and to be treated fairly,” Sisitsky said, according to State House News Service.

He also said, according to State House News Service:  “I’ve been guided by that since 2004 when I ran. As you surmised, I lost. And there’s no shame in that. I’m proud of the effort I made but I’m proud of what I got out of it.”

Sisitsky, a lawyer, co-chairs the Securities Litigation Practice at Mintz Levin, a law firm headquartered in Boston that has offices in five other cities in the country, as well as in London, England and Toronto, Canada.

He is the son of the current mayor of Framingham, Charlie Sisitsky.

The Massachusetts Governor’s Council is expected to confirm Sisitsky’s nomination to the bench when it meets Wednesday, October 25.


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