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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Senator Joanne M. Comerford Democrat - Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester

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State House

District Office

(413) 367-4656


Jo has served the people of western Massachusetts long before she took public office in January 2019, elected to serve the Hampshire, Franklin, Worcester district in the Massachusetts State Senate. She is the first woman to hold the seat.

Her district comprises 25 cities and towns stretching from Northampton to Ashburnham, encompassing the Connecticut River in Hampshire and Franklin Counties and nearly circling the entire Quabbin Reservoir.

Jo has previously chaired the Joint Committee on Public Health and the Joint Committee on COVID-19, Emergency Preparedness and Management. She currently chairs the Joint Committee on Higher Education while also serving as Assistant Vice Chair of Senate Ways and Means and the Acting Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Agriculture. Jo is also a Senate co-chair of the Food System Caucus and the Higher Education Caucus.

More information about Jo's work and her team can be found at