James T. Welch 186th (2009 - 2010) Senator

D West Springfield
James T. Welch


State House
Room 309
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-1660
District Office
32-34 Hampden Street
Springfield, MA 01103
Phone: 413-737-7756
Fax: 413-306-5179
Bill Docket Bill Title
S.90 SD991 For legislation relative to community preservation
H.152 HD997 Relative to spouses under the definition of family members serving as paid caregivers
H.228 HD189 For legislation to ensure that independent repair facilities in the Commonwealth have access to information related to the proper and complete diagnosis, service and repair of motor vehicles
H.344 HD653 For legislation to impose a penalty for the devocalization of dogs and cats
H.404 HD2767 Relative to establishing a physical education requirement in the public schools
H.410 HD1823 For legislation to require instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automatic external defibrillators for high school graduation
S.860 SD1219 For legislation relative to home health aides
H.888 HD739 Relative to appeals of motor vehicle insurance surcharges
H.934 HD2835 Relative to increasing the benefits payable in policies for long-term care insurance
H.963 HD405 Relative to continuing education of insurance producers
S.998 SD1162 For legislation to regulate the sport of mixed martial arts
S.1687 SD389 For legislation relative to gender based discrimination and hate crimes
H.1728 HD431 Relative to gender based discrimination and hate crimes
S.1848 SD1872 For legislation to require commercially reasonable efforts to avoid foreclosure
S.2000 SD1742 For legislation to train and certify veterans service officers and agents
S.2297 SD2431 For legislation to authorize the town of West Springfield to comtinue the employment of police chief Thomas E. Burke
H.2487 HD244 Relative to cost of living adjustments for retired public employees of the Commonwealth
H.3596 HD1558 Relative to the monitoring of radiation levels from nuclear power plants by the Department of Public Health
H.3809 HD984 Relative to insurance coverage for autism
H.4167 HD4441 Relative to project review or permit requirement upon certain land by the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Environmental Law Enforcement
H.4529 HD4871 Relative to defining the dissemination of obscene material
H.4531 HD4818 Relative to real estate tax exemptions of certain veterans
H.4713 HD5036 (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the city of Chicopee be authorized to increase the term of mayor from two to four years

State Senator James Welch was sworn in January 2011 to represent Hampden District including Agawam, Chicopee, Springfield, and West Springfield. Senator Welch has lived in West Springfield his entire life; he graduated from West Springfield High School and continued his education at Springfield Technical Community College then transferred to Westfield State College to receive his B.S. in Business Management. In 2001 Senator Welch began his career in public service, by joining the staff of then Representative Stephen J. Buoniconti. In 2004, Senator Welch was elected to the West Springfield City Council representing District 4. In January of 2005 he was elected to represent the 6th Hampden District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Senator Welch and his wife Kara (Flynn) reside in West Springfield with their two sons Tommy (4) and Christopher (2).

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator, Realtor
Spouse: Kara (Flynn)
Children: 2

Education & Public Service

  • West Springfield High School
  • Westfield State College, B.S. Business Management
  • West Springfield City Council
  • Mass. House (2005-2010)
  • Mass. Senate (2011-present)
  • James T. Welch and family

  • Senator James T. Welch

  • Senator James T. Welch

  • Senator James T. Welch and family at St. Patrick's day

Hampden -- Consisting of the cities of Chicopee, ward 2, precincts A and B, ward 3, precincts A and B, ward 4, precincts A and B, and Springfield, ward 1, ward 2 precincts A to F, inclusive, and H, ward 3, ward 4, precincts A to E, inclusive, G and H, ward 5, precincts A to C, inclusive, and E, ward 6, precincts A and C, and E to G, inclusive, ward 8, precincts B to H, inclusive, and the town of West Springfield in the county of Hampden.