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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Representative Hannah Kane Republican - 11th Worcester

Hannah Kane (R – Shrewsbury) serves as the State Representative for the Eleventh Worcester District, representing the towns of Shrewsbury and Westborough, precincts 4 and 5, and is running for her fourth term in the upcoming November 2020 election.

 

Hannah graduated from Boston University’s School of Management in 1993. Hannah has significant experience in both the public and private sectors, beginning her career working at Unum Insurance Company before being recruited by Lt. Governor Paul Cellucci to work in the Weld/Cellucci Administration on the redevelopment of the former 4,400-acre Fort Devens Army Base and on the merger of 2 quasi-public state agencies into the economic development authority MassDevelopment. Hannah served as Director of Marketing and Product Development, helping generate over a billion dollars in economic development across the Commonwealth. Hannah returned to the private sector as Vice President of Marketing Services for a consulting firm, developing and implementing business growth and marketing strategies for her clients. Hannah co-owned and was managing partner of Beaton Kane Construction 2010-2015.

 

Hannah is deeply committed to public service. Hannah serves as an elected Town Meeting Member for 16 years, an appointed member of the Shrewsbury Finance Committee, President of the Shrewsbury Public Schools Foundation and a member of the Shrewsbury Coalition for Addiction Prevention and Education. Hannah is President of the Hannah Kane Charitable Foundation that hosts a charity golf tournament primarily benefitting Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services, St, Anne’s Human Services and Westborough Food Pantry, donating over $280,000 in her district in the past five years. Hannah is a Trustee for the Seven Hills Foundation and serves on the Board and Executive Committee for Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Divinity School in New Haven, CT. Hannah is the Vice-chair of the Shrewsbury Republican Town Committee and a Worcester County Reserve Deputy Sheriff. Hannah is past President of the Shrewsbury Development Corporation, a former board member of Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services, and a former PTO President and School Council member.

 

Hannah serves as a Member of the Joint Committee on Ways and Means, the Ranking Minority Member of the Joint Committee on Public Health and the Ranking Minority Member of the Joint Committee on Cannabis Policy. Hannah is an advisory board member of the 495/MetroWest Partnership, a member of the Central MA Opioid Task Force and a State Director for the national Women in Government Foundation. Hannah is a Board Member of the Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators and a member of the India Society of Worcester. Hannah serves as Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones designee on the Massachusetts Food Policy Council and on the Massachusetts Commission on Unaccompanied Homeless Youth. In February 2020 Governor Baker appointed Hannah to the Special Commission on Family Care and Child Care Services. Hannah served on the 2016-2018 Special Commission on Local and Regional Public Health, and on the 2018-2019 Regional Transit Authority Task Force. She is a Founder and Co-chair of the first in the nation Food System Caucus, the second largest caucus in the Massachusetts Legislature and Hannah serves as a member of Governor Baker’s Food Security Task Force assembled to respond to the impact of COVID-19 of increased food insecurity and the challenges to the food system’s production and distribution.

 

Hannah was the recipient of the 2011 Shrewsbury Education Foundation Community Award for Service, the recipient of the 2018 Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services Harry S. Cutting, Jr. Award for outstanding commitment, contributions and support of the Shrewsbury community, and the first member of the Massachusetts’ Legislature honored as a Service Hero by Project 351, an organization that promotes yearlong service by an 8th grade Ambassadors from each of the Commonwealth’s 351 cities and towns. In 2016, Hannah received the Worcester County Food Bank (WCFB) Harvester Award in recognition of her partnership with the WCFB to help feed hungry people today, while working to create hunger-free communities of tomorrow, and in April of 2017 Hannah received the American Nursing Association of Massachusetts Friend of Nursing Award for her work on marijuana policy. Hannah accepted the 2018 Massachusetts Parks and Recreation Association Legislator of the Year Award in March in recognition of her work to support parks and recreation in her district and the Commonwealth. In March of 2019, Hannah was recognized by the Worcester County Bar Association as a Public Official of the Year for her bi-partisan work on the Healthy Incentives Program. Hannah received the Massachusetts Public Health Association Legislative Leadership Award in November 2019 in recognition of her work to promote a more effective, efficient and equitable local public health system.

 

Hannah and her husband Jim have lived in Shrewsbury for twenty-three years and have three children, Madison, Caitlin and Patrick. Madison attends Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland and Caitlin attends Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts. Patrick attend Saint John’s High School in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.

Personal Information

Profession:

Business Professional

Spouse:

James

Children:

3

Education & Public Service

  • Boston University, School of Management
  • MA House of Representatives (2015 - Present)
  • Shrewsbury Finance Committee Member
  • Shrewsbury Public Schools Foundation
  • Seven Hills Foundation, Board of Trustees; Andover Newton Theological School, Board of Trustees