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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Senator Michael O. Moore Democrat - Second Worcester

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State House

24 Beacon St.
Room 109-B
Boston, MA, 02133
(617) 722-1485

District Office

(508) 757-0323 x 13

Born and raised in Millbury, Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Millbury) has devoted his entire adult life to public service. A former law enforcement officer, environmental investigator, and town selectman, Senator Moore has an accomplished record of giving back to his community.

A graduate of the Waltham Police Academy, Mike began his 22-year law enforcement career as an Environmental Police officer working for the Department of Environmental Police, eventually assigned as an investigator in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. He holds a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Western New England University.

After being elected to the Millbury Board of Selectmen in 2001, Mike served three terms fighting to improve the quality of life in the town where he grew up. During his tenure on the Board, Mike spearheaded the opening of The Shoppes at Blackstone Valley – the largest economic development project in Millbury history. This expanded the town's commercial tax base by more than $1 million annually and provided employment opportunities for residents of Millbury and the surrounding communities. He was re-elected to the Board of Selectmen in 2004 and 2007.

In 2005, Mike was appointed Assistant Deputy Superintendent at the Worcester County Sheriff’s office, where he oversaw the Community Service Program, inmate reintegration program, and senior citizen community outreach safety programs. Under his leadership, the Sheriff's Office created the Worcester County TRIAD senior citizen program, working to identify and address senior citizen safety concerns with programs that include house numbering, 911 Cell Phone Bank, Beacon of Light, File for Life, and many more. Mike was also responsible for the development of the Area Law Enforcement Response Transmission (ALERT) program, which sends a daily email out to law enforcement officials on recently released inmates, and the Responsible Fatherhood Initiative, a Department of Revenue sponsored program that confirms parenthood of inmates to reduce welfare fraud.

Senator Moore was elected to represent the people of the Second Worcester District in the Massachusetts Senate in November 2008. His district includes the Towns of Auburn, Grafton, Millbury, Shrewsbury, and Westborough, as well as Ward 4 Precincts 1, 2A, 4, 5, 6, Ward 5, Ward 6, Precincts 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, Ward 7 Precinct 5A, Ward 8 Precinct 5 in the City of Worcester.

Immediately upon taking office in 2009, Senator Moore declined to take a pay raise given to members of the Legislature, believing it irresponsible to accept a raise for a job he had not yet begun, especially given the dire budget situation facing the state. Since then, Senator Moore has worked hard for the residents of the district, filing legislation that prioritizes public safety, fiscal responsibility, and investments in municipal infrastructure.

Since joining the Massachusetts Senate, Senator Moore has been involved with a number of committees and task forces, most recently being appointed to serve as chair of the Joint Committee on Advanced Information Technology, the Internet and Cybersecurity, and vice chair of the Joint Committee on Financial Services. He also serves on the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, the Joint Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets, the Joint Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security, the Joint Committee on Revenue, and the Joint Committee on Ways and Means.

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Career Highlights

  • Passage of the “An Act Relative to Assault on the Healthcare Providers, which strengthened protections for nurses and other healthcare providers against assault and battery during performance of their jobs
  • Community College Reform included in the Fiscal Year 2013 Budget
  • The repeal of the Employer Fair Share Contribution requirement from the Massachusetts Health Care Reform Law
  • Passage of An Act relative to sexual violence on higher education campuses, which requires higher-ed institutions to hire confidential advisors to communicate sexual assault reporting options to students, requires schools to complete and share annual safety reports on sexual violence incidents that happened on campus, and requires schools to establish a MOU with local law enforcement and rape crisis centers
  • Passage of Nicky’s Law, a bill requiring the Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC) to establish a registry of individuals who have been found to have committed abuse against persons with disabilities – preventing employment of abusive caretakers
  • Passage of An Act further regulating the enforcement of illegal hunting practices, which increased fines and penalties levied on poachers and illegal hunters, and directed Massachusetts to become the 50th state to join the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact, a nationwide cooperative agreement to share information related to violators of anti-poaching laws designed to protect forests, marine fisheries, and our broader ecosystems

Education & Public Service

  • Western New England University, M.S. ‘96
  • Western New England University, B.S. ‘95
  • Quinsigamond Community College, A.S. ‘88
  • Millbury Memorial High School
  • Massachusetts Senate (2009-Present)
  • Millbury Board of Selectman (2001-2009)
  • Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, Assistant Deputy Superintendent (2005-2009)
  • Massachusetts Environmental Police (1982-2005)