|Elections in Massachusetts|
A Massachusetts general election was held on November 2, 1954 in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The election included:
- statewide elections for United States Senator, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of the Commonwealth, Treasurer, and Auditor;
- district elections for U.S. Representatives, State Representatives, State Senators, and Governor's Councillors; and
- ballot questions at the state and local levels.
Democratic and Republican candidates were selected in party primaries held on September 14, 1954.
Republican Attorney General George Fingold was re-elected over Democratic State Senator John F. Collins, Socialist Workers candidate Malcolm T. Rowe, and Prohibition candidate Howard B. Rand in the general election.
|Democratic||John F. Collins||893,825||48.16%|
|Socialist Workers||Malcolm T. Rowe||6,004||0.32%|
|Prohibition||Howard B. Rand||5,425||0.29%|
Secretary of the Commonwealth
Incumbent Secretary of the Commonwealth Edward J. Cronin defeated Republican state representative Michael J. McCarthy, Socialist Labor candidate Fred M. Ingersoll, and Prohibition candidate William D. Ross in the general election.
|Democratic||Edward J. Cronin||1,018,428||55.62%|
|Republican||Michael J. McCarthy||793,121||43.32%|
|Socialist Workers||Fred M. Ingersoll||10,613||0.58%|
|Prohibition||William D. Ross||8,833||0.48%|
Treasurer and Receiver-General
Incumbent Treasurer and Receiver-General Foster Furcolo ran for a U.S. Senate seat instead of seeking re-election. John Francis Kennedy defeated Norwood Selectman Clement A. Riley and State Representative and Boston School Committee Chair William F. Carr in the Democratic primary and Republican Augustus Gardner Means, Socialist Labor candidate Henning A. Blomen, and Prohibition candidate Isaac Goddard in the general election.
|Democratic||John Francis Kennedy||124,884||36.84%|
|Democratic||Clement A. Riley||110,221||32.53%|
|Democratic||William F. Carr||103,857||30.63%|
|Democratic||John Francis Kennedy||1,004,145||54.37%|
|Republican||Augustus Gardner Means||830,263||44.96%|
|Socialist Workers||Henning A. Blomen||7,325||0.40%|
Incumbent Auditor Thomas J. Buckley defeated Republican state representative William P. Constantino, Socialist Labor candidate Anthony Martin, and Prohibition candidate John B. Lauder in the general election.
|Democratic||Thomas J. Buckley||1,075,162||58.69%|
|Republican||William P. Constantino||741,082||40.45%|
|Socialist Workers||Anthony Martin||9,483||0.52%|
|Prohibition||John B. Lauder||6,198||0.34%|