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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Senate Leadership

Karen E. Spilka

President of the Senate Ashland (D)

The President of the Senate is elected by the members of the body to lead the Senate and set the agenda and priorities for the session. Once elected, the President of the Senate sets the session calendar of legislation to be considered, presides over sessions, interprets rules, answers Parliamentary questions and inquiries, and preserves order and decorum of the Chamber.