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99 Chambers: Massachusetts State House
99 Chambers: Massachusetts State House
Published: 2016/12/15
Channel: Massachusetts State Senate
Massachusetts GOP Senate Candidate, Drops Dead At 57!
Massachusetts GOP Senate Candidate, Drops Dead At 57!
Published: 2017/11/23
Channel: Mike
Senator Elizabeth Warren questions Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf at Banking Committee Hearing
Senator Elizabeth Warren questions Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf at Banking Committee Hearing
Published: 2016/09/20
Channel: Senator Elizabeth Warren
Senator Bernie Sanders Supports Paul Feeney for Massachusetts State Senate
Senator Bernie Sanders Supports Paul Feeney for Massachusetts State Senate
Published: 2017/09/12
Channel: Paul Feeney
Election 2012: Elizabeth Warren Wins Massachusetts Senate Race
Election 2012: Elizabeth Warren Wins Massachusetts Senate Race
Published: 2012/11/07
Channel: ABC News
Meet John Kingston | John Kingston for US Senate | Massachusetts
Meet John Kingston | John Kingston for US Senate | Massachusetts
Published: 2017/10/25
Channel: John Kingston
Senate debates bill to reform Massachusetts marijuana laws
Senate debates bill to reform Massachusetts marijuana laws
Published: 2017/06/22
Channel: WWLP-22News
Hitler Finds Out the Massachusetts Senate Seat Was Won by Republican Scott Brown
Hitler Finds Out the Massachusetts Senate Seat Was Won by Republican Scott Brown
Published: 2010/01/20
Channel: Battlefield315
The Massachusetts Senate Clean Energy Tour
The Massachusetts Senate Clean Energy Tour
Published: 2017/04/26
Channel: Massachusetts State Senate
Ed Markey Wins Massachusetts Senate Election
Ed Markey Wins Massachusetts Senate Election
Published: 2013/06/27
Channel: David Pakman Show
CBS News projects: Elizabeth Warren wins Mass. Senate race
CBS News projects: Elizabeth Warren wins Mass. Senate race
Published: 2012/11/07
Channel: CBS News
Massachusetts Senate Debate at UMass Lowell (58:01)
Massachusetts Senate Debate at UMass Lowell (58:01)
Published: 2012/10/02
Channel: umasslowell
GOP
GOP's Brown wins Massachusetts Senate race
Published: 2010/01/20
Channel: kickinghorse892
Tight Senate Race in Massachusetts
Tight Senate Race in Massachusetts
Published: 2010/01/19
Channel: ABC News
Geoff Diehl for Massachusetts State Senate: "Your Voice On Beacon Hill"
Geoff Diehl for Massachusetts State Senate: "Your Voice On Beacon Hill"
Published: 2015/07/29
Channel: Geoff Diehl
Massachusetts Senate Inauguration
Massachusetts Senate Inauguration
Published: 2015/01/08
Channel: Matt Hills
Vote Bob Burr, MA State Senate
Vote Bob Burr, MA State Senate
Published: 2010/07/21
Channel: votebobburr
MA Senate Information Session on Transportation: Part 3
MA Senate Information Session on Transportation: Part 3
Published: 2015/06/03
Channel: Massachusetts State Senate
Amy Rosenthal at Release of Massachusetts Senate Health Care Bill
Amy Rosenthal at Release of Massachusetts Senate Health Care Bill
Published: 2017/10/19
Channel: Health Care For All
Massachusetts Senate race in a dead heat
Massachusetts Senate race in a dead heat
Published: 2012/07/10
Channel: CNN
Dr. Shiva 4 Senate - Massachusetts Warrior
Dr. Shiva 4 Senate - Massachusetts Warrior
Published: 2017/09/03
Channel: GorillaRadio.Tv
MatchingDonors.com Receives Citations At The Massachusetts Senate.
MatchingDonors.com Receives Citations At The Massachusetts Senate.
Published: 2011/02/14
Channel: pjtdooley
GMO Truth & MA Senate Election - Meet VA Shiva !!!!
GMO Truth & MA Senate Election - Meet VA Shiva !!!!
Published: 2017/06/18
Channel: Trump News, Truth Natasha
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says Senate healthcare bill doesn’t save money
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says Senate healthcare bill doesn’t save money
Published: 2017/11/09
Channel: MassLive
Dukakis `Not Optimistic
Dukakis `Not Optimistic' About Massachusetts Senate Race: Video
Published: 2012/03/23
Channel: Bloomberg
Massachusetts U.S. Senate Special Election Debate
Massachusetts U.S. Senate Special Election Debate
Published: 2013/03/28
Channel: WGBH News
Massachusetts Senate passes Swine Flu Martial Law bill
Massachusetts Senate passes Swine Flu Martial Law bill
Published: 2009/04/29
Channel: Kennedy1op
Rachel Maddow- Brown wins Kennedy Senate seat
Rachel Maddow- Brown wins Kennedy Senate seat
Published: 2010/01/20
Channel: StartLoving2
Groundbreaking Climate Legislation: The Case for Massachusetts Senate Bill 2056
Groundbreaking Climate Legislation: The Case for Massachusetts Senate Bill 2056
Published: 2017/11/20
Channel: BU Research Communications
MA State Senate candidate tweets gay slur - here
MA State Senate candidate tweets gay slur - here's why
Published: 2016/08/04
Channel: Courtney Petrouski
April 6, 1952 - Congressman John F. Kennedy - The Massachusetts Senate Race
April 6, 1952 - Congressman John F. Kennedy - The Massachusetts Senate Race
Published: 2012/11/02
Channel: HelmerReenberg
Thanksgiving 2017 Message from the Massachusetts Senate
Thanksgiving 2017 Message from the Massachusetts Senate
Published: 2017/11/20
Channel: Massachusetts State Senate
Democrat Markey Wins Massachusetts Senate Race
Democrat Markey Wins Massachusetts Senate Race
Published: 2013/06/26
Channel: Associated Press
Massachusetts Senate approves $40.4-billion FY18 budget
Massachusetts Senate approves $40.4-billion FY18 budget
Published: 2017/05/26
Channel: WWLP-22News
BTU
BTU's Johnny McInnis on Massachusetts Senate bills S.220, S.223
Published: 2017/07/26
Channel: Web Admin
First Essex Massachusetts State Senate Debate
First Essex Massachusetts State Senate Debate
Published: 2012/09/28
Channel: HC Media
Massachusetts Secretary of State: I Just Declare A Winner, The Senate Decides When To Seat
Massachusetts Secretary of State: I Just Declare A Winner, The Senate Decides When To Seat
Published: 2010/01/19
Channel: tpmtv
Dr. Ayyadurai on challenging Warren for her Senate seat
Dr. Ayyadurai on challenging Warren for her Senate seat
Published: 2017/08/06
Channel: Fox News
Massachusetts Race Could Decide Who Controls the Senate
Massachusetts Race Could Decide Who Controls the Senate
Published: 2012/10/26
Channel: ABC News
Beth Lindstrom for Senate
Beth Lindstrom for Senate
Published: 2017/08/21
Channel: Beth Lindstrom
Massachusetts Senate: An Introduction to Criminal Justice Reform, and Why We Need It Now
Massachusetts Senate: An Introduction to Criminal Justice Reform, and Why We Need It Now
Published: 2017/09/29
Channel: Massachusetts State Senate
Massachusetts Senate Approves Casino Bill
Massachusetts Senate Approves Casino Bill
Published: 2011/10/14
Channel: WPRI
Massachusetts House and Senate approve final bill to change marijuana ballot law
Massachusetts House and Senate approve final bill to change marijuana ballot law
Published: 2017/07/19
Channel: WWLP-22News
MA Senate Kids First
MA Senate Kids First
Published: 2017/05/24
Channel: Massachusetts State Senate
Elizabeth Warren EMBARRASSES Bank Regulators At First Hearing
Elizabeth Warren EMBARRASSES Bank Regulators At First Hearing
Published: 2013/02/14
Channel: Les Grossman
Online Candidate Town Hall with Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai for Massachusetts Senate 2018
Online Candidate Town Hall with Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai for Massachusetts Senate 2018
Published: 2017/09/08
Channel: Ebon Kim
Scott Brown VICTORY Speech: "This is the People
Scott Brown VICTORY Speech: "This is the People's Seat!" | Massachusetts Senate Race | JAN 19, 2010
Published: 2010/01/20
Channel: MADatCongress
Announcement Highlights | John Kingston for US Senate | Massachusetts
Announcement Highlights | John Kingston for US Senate | Massachusetts
Published: 2017/11/01
Channel: John Kingston
Scott Brown (R) vs Elizabeth Warren (D) - Massachusetts Senate Race Update
Scott Brown (R) vs Elizabeth Warren (D) - Massachusetts Senate Race Update
Published: 2012/11/05
Channel: TYT Shows
Massachusetts Senate race mudfight
Massachusetts Senate race mudfight
Published: 2013/06/11
Channel: CNN
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Massachusetts Senate
Massachusetts General Court
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
None
History
New session started
January 4, 2017
Leadership
Stanley Rosenberg (D)
Since January 7, 2015
President pro Tempore
Marc Pacheco (D)
Since January 21, 2015
Majority Leader
Harriette Chandler (D)
Since January 21, 2015
Minority Leader
Bruce Tarr (R)
Since January 5, 2011
Structure
Seats 40
Massachusetts Senate SVG.svg
Political groups

Majority

  Democratic (33)

Minority

  Republican (6)
  Vacant (1)
Length of term
2 years
Authority Chapter 1, Massachusetts Constitution
Salary $58,237.15/year + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 8, 2016
(40 seats)
Next election
November 6, 2018
(40 seats)
Redistricting Legislative Control
Meeting place
Holy Mackerel State House.jpg
State Senate Chamber
Massachusetts State House
Boston, Massachusetts
Website
Massachusetts Senate

The Massachusetts Senate is the upper house of the Massachusetts General Court, the bicameral state legislature of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Senate comprises 40 elected members from 40 single-member senatorial districts in the state. All but one of the districts are named for the counties in which they are located (the "Cape and Islands" district covers Dukes, Nantucket, and parts of Barnstable counties). Senators serve two-year terms, without term limits.[1] The Senate convenes in the Massachusetts State House, in Boston.

The current session is the 190th General Court, which convened January 4, 2017. It consists of 33 Democrats and 6 Republicans, with one vacancy.[2] The President of the Senate is Stan Rosenberg of Amherst. The Senate Minority Leader, from the Republican Party, is Bruce Tarr of Gloucester. The last state general election was on November 8, 2016.

Party control[edit]

Democrats hold a supermajority in the Senate.

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Republican Vacant
Start of 189th General Court 34 6 40 0
June 25, 2016[3] 33 39 1
November 10, 2015[4] 34 40 0
January 4, 2016[5] 5 39 1
January 21, 2016[6] 33 38 2
May 18, 2016[7] 34 6 40 0
Start of 190th General Court 34 6 40 0
April 2, 2017[8] 33 39 1
April 17, 2017[9] 32 38 2
July 26, 2017[10] 33 39 1
August 31, 2017[11] 32 38 2
October 17, 2017[12] 33 39 1
Latest voting share 84.6% 15.4%
Composition by municipality in the 187th General Court.
Composition by municipality in the 189th and 190th General Court.

Leadership[edit]

Position Name Party Residence District
President Stanley Rosenberg Democratic Amherst Hampshire, Franklin & Worcester
Minority Leader Bruce Tarr Republican Gloucester 1st Essex and Middlesex

Members[edit]

Current members of the Senate, sorted by district name:

Senator Party District Home Town/City Assumed office
Hinds, Adam G.Adam G. Hinds[13]   Dem BeHsFHdBerkshire, Hampshire, Franklin, and Hampden Pittsfield 2017
Feeney, PaulPaul Feeney   Dem BrNBristol and Norfolk Foxborough 2017*[14]
Rodrigues, MichaelMichael Rodrigues   Dem BrP11st Bristol and Plymouth Westport 2011
Montigny, MarkMark Montigny   Dem BrP22nd Bristol and Plymouth New Bedford 1993
Cyr, JulianJulian Cyr[15]   Dem CICape and Islands Truro 2017
Ives, Kathleen O'ConnorKathleen O'Connor Ives   Dem E11st Essex Newburyport 2013
Lovely, JoanJoan Lovely   Dem E22nd Essex Salem 2013
McGee, Thomas M.Thomas M. McGee   Dem E33rd Essex Lynn 2002*
Tarr, BruceBruce Tarr   Rep EM11st Essex and Middlesex Gloucester 1995
L'Italien, BarbaraBarbara L'Italien   Dem EM22nd Essex and Middlesex Andover 2015
Welch, James T.James T. Welch   Dem HdHampden West Springfield 2011
Lesser, EricEric Lesser   Dem HdHs11st Hampden and Hampshire Longmeadow 2015
Humason, Jr., DonaldDonald Humason, Jr.   Rep HdHs22nd Hampden and Hampshire Westfield 2013*
Rosenberg, StanleyStanley Rosenberg   Dem HsFWHampshire and Franklin and Worcester Amherst 1991*
Donoghue, EileenEileen Donoghue   Dem M11st Middlesex Lowell 2011
Jehlen, Patricia D.Patricia D. Jehlen   Dem M22nd Middlesex Somerville 2005*
Barrett, Michael J.Michael J. Barrett   Dem M33rd Middlesex Lexington 2013
Friedman, CindyCindy Friedman   Dem M44th Middlesex Arlington 2017*
Lewis, JasonJason Lewis   Dem M55th Middlesex Winchester 2014*
Creem, Cynthia StoneCynthia Stone Creem   Dem MN11st Middlesex and Norfolk Newton 1999
Spilka, KarenKaren Spilka   Dem MN22nd Middlesex and Norfolk Ashland 2005
DiDomenico, SalSal DiDomenico   Dem MSMiddlesex and Suffolk Everett 2010*
Eldridge, James B.James B. Eldridge   Dem MWMiddlesex and Worcester Acton 2009
Ross, RichardRichard Ross   Rep NBrMNorfolk, Bristol and Middlesex Wrentham 2010*
Timilty, WalterWalter Timilty[16]   Dem NBrPNorfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Milton 2017
Keenan, JohnJohn Keenan   Dem NPNorfolk and Plymouth Quincy 2011
Rush, Michael F.Michael F. Rush   Dem NSNorfolk and Suffolk Boston 2011
deMacedo, VinnyVinny deMacedo   Rep PBaPlymouth and Barnstable Plymouth 2015
Pacheco, MarcMarc Pacheco   Dem PBr11st Plymouth and Bristol Taunton 1993
Brady, MichaelMichael Brady   Dem PBr22nd Plymouth and Bristol Brockton 2015*
O'Connor, PatrickPatrick O'Connor   Rep PNPlymouth and Norfolk Weymouth 2016*
Forry, Linda DorcenaLinda Dorcena Forry   Dem S11st Suffolk Boston 2013*
Chang-Diaz, SoniaSonia Chang-Diaz   Dem S22nd Suffolk Boston 2009
Boncore, Joseph A.Joseph A. Boncore   Dem SM11st Suffolk and Middlesex Winthrop 2016*
Will Brownsberger   Dem SM22nd Suffolk and Middlesex Belmont 2012*
Chandler, HarrietteHarriette Chandler   Dem W11st Worcester Worcester 2001
Moore, Michael O.Michael O. Moore   Dem W22nd Worcester Millbury 2009
Gobi, AnneAnne Gobi   Dem WHdHsMWorcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex Spencer 2015
Vacant WMWorcester and Middlesex
Fattman, RyanRyan Fattman   Rep WNWorcester and Norfolk Webster 2015
  • *Originally elected in a special election

Notes[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Article LXXXII.
  2. ^ Democrat Ken Donnelly died
  3. ^ Democrat Thomas P. Kennedy (2nd Plymouth and Bristol) died. [1]
  4. ^ Democrat Michael Brady sworn in to succeed Kennedy
  5. ^ Republican Robert L. Hedlund (Plymouth and Norfolk) resigned after being elected Mayor of Weymouth. [2]
  6. ^ Democrat Anthony Petruccelli (1st Suffolk and Middlesex) resigned after accepting a job in the private sector. [3]
  7. ^ Republican Patrick O' Connor and Democrat Joseph Boncore sworn in to succeed Hedlund and Petruccelli, respectively. [4]
  8. ^ Sen. Ken Donnelly (D - Fourth Middlesex) dies[5]
  9. ^ Sen. James Timilty (D - Bristol & Norfolk) resigns to serve as Norfolk County Treasurer [6]
  10. ^ Democrat Cindy Friedman, chief of staff to the late Sen. Ken Donnelly (D - Fourth Middlesex) wins special election to succeed him[7]
  11. ^ Sen. Jennifer Flanagan (D - Worcester & Middlesex) resigns to become a state Cannabis Control Commissioner [8]
  12. ^ Democrat Paul Feeney elected to replace Sen. James Timilty (D - Bristol & Norfolk) [9]
  13. ^ https://malegislature.gov/Legislators/Profile/AGH0
  14. ^ Daniel Libon (October 17, 2017). "Feeney Beats Ventura, Shortsleeve In State Senate Race". Patch. 
  15. ^ https://malegislature.gov/Legislators/Profile/JAC0
  16. ^ https://malegislature.gov/Legislators/Profile/WFT0

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