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H.52 HD964 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 52) of Sean Garballey and others providing access to hearing aids for children. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.183 SD1635 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 183) of Harriette L. Chandler, Sonia Chang-Diaz, Kathi-Anne Reinstein, Byron Rushing and other members of the General Court for legislation to design civics as a high school graduation requirement. Education.
S.188 SD1399 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 188) of Katherine M. Clark, Geraldo Alicea, Jennifer L. Flanagan, Paul Brodeur and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to third grade reading proficiency. Education.
H.321 HD175 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 321) of John W. Scibak and others relative to insurance coverage for craniofacial disorders. Financial Services.
S.397 SD1411 By Mr. Tolman, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 397) of Naughton, Ashe, Provost and other members of the General Court for legislation for a healthy Massachusetts: safer alternatives to toxic chemicals [Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture].
S.409 SD389 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 409) of Harriette L. Chandler, Stephen M. Brewer, Bruce E. Tarr, John W. Scibak and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to financial services contracts for dental benefits corporations. Financial Services.
S.455 SD1351 By Mr. Petruccelli, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 455) of Anthony W. Petruccelli and Eileen M. Donoghue for legislation to reform insurance prescription fee practices. Financial Services.
S.540 SD1784 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 540) of Richard T. Moore, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Carl M. Sciortino, Jr., Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide coverage for tobacco use cessation under Commonwealth Care. Health Care Financing.
H.629 HD895 By Ms. Story of Amherst, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 629) of Ellen Story and others relative to consent and counseling of pregnant women under sixteen years of age. Public Health.
S.665 SD107 By Ms. Candaras, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 665) of Gale D. Candaras, Steven M. Walsh, John V. Fernandes, Bruce E. Tarr and other members of the General Court for legislation to reform and improve alimony [Joint Committee on the Judiciary].
S.671 SD748 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 671) of Harriette L. Chandler, Cynthia S. Creem, Sonia Chang-Diaz, Katherine M. Clark and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to public health. The Judiciary.
H.711 HD241 By Mr. Nangle of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 711) of David M. Nangle and Eileen Donoghue for legislation to provide a one-time supplemental payment to certain retired public employees. Public Service.
S.764 SD536 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 764) of Benjamin B. Downing, Sonia Chang-Diaz, Carl M. Sciortino, Jr., Katherine M. Clark and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to equal rights of transgendered individuals. The Judiciary.
S.772 SD1488 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by resolution, Senate, No. 772) of James B. Eldridge, Daniel A. Wolf, Stanley C. Rosenberg, Katherine M. Clark and other members of the General Court memoralizing the Congress of the United States to restore free speech. The Judiciary.
S.836 SD1315 By Mr. Petruccelli, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 836) of Anthony W. Petruccelli and Eileen M. Donoghue for legislation to include machetes under the dangerous weapon law. The Judiciary.
S.891 SD1845 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 891) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard T. Moore, Michael R. Knapik, James E. Timilty and other members of the General Court for legislation to reform the parole system and protect public safety. The Judiciary.
S.1042 SD983 By Mr. Moore, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1042) of Clark, Mark, Fernandes and other members of the General Court for legislation to allow for the decriminalization of minor offenses [Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government].
H.1111 HD1684 By Mr. Murphy of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1111) of Kevin J. Murphy and others that persons seventeen years of age or older be authorized to participate in certain elections in the city of Lowell. Election Laws. [Local Approval Received.]
S.1155 SD1860 By Mr. Moore, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1155) of Tarr, Spilka, Puppolo and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to public health volunteer responders [Joint Committee on Public Health].
S.1390 SD183 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1390) of James E. Timilty, Sal N. DiDomenico, Michael F. Rush, Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the sanctity of collective bargaining. Public Service.
H.1627 HD1606 By Mr. Murphy of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1627) of Kevin J. Murphy, Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and Eileen M. Donoghue (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the city of Lowell be exempt from certain collective bargaining procedures in the purchase of group insurance policies for employees and retired employees of said city. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.1631 HD1428 By Mr. James J. O'Day of West Boylston, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 01631) of David M. Nangle and others relative to the retirement benefits of certain employees of the Department of Social Services. Joint Committee on Public Service.
S.1670 SD1043 By Mr. Finegold, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1670) of Barry R. Finegold, Kevin J. Murphy, Sal N. DiDomenico, Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to utility service call centers. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1841 SD82 By Ms. Creem, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1841) of Wolf, Welch, Walz and other members of the General Court for legislation to sustain community preservation [Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses].
H.2065 HD2754 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2065) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to health insurance policies requirements to provide coverage for the treatment of children with cleft lips and palates. Financial Services.
S.2409 Senate, July 31, 2012 - Text of the Senate amendment (Senators Brownsberger, Candaras, Chandler, Clark, Ms. Creem, DiDomenico, Donoghue, Joyce, Montigny, Rosenberg, Tarr, Welch, and Wolf ) to the House bill relating to comprehensive protection from childhood sexual abuse (House, No. 4329)
H.2512 HD2885 By Representative Garry of Dracut and Senator Donoghue, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2512) of Colleen M. Garry and Eileen M. Donoghue relative to providing for a green jobs investment tax credit for flywheel energy storage. Revenue.
H.2924 HD3404 By Mr. Arciero of Westford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2924) of James Arciero and Eileen M. Donoghue for legislation to establish a maximum salary in calculating retirement benefits for public employees. Public Service.
H.2928 HD3424 By Mr. Arciero of Westford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2928) of James Arciero and Eileen M. Donoghue for legislation to increase the number of years used in determining average salary for retirement purposes for public employees. Public Service.
H.2932 HD3042 By Ms. Coakley-Rivera of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2932) of Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera and others relative to creditable service for nonpublic school service. Public Service.
H.3229 HD3366 By Mr. Arciero of Westford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3229) of James Arciero and others relative to the registration of certain sex offenders. The Judiciary.
H.3636 HD3888 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of David Paul Linsky and others for legislation to establish a penalty for parents, legal guardians or caretakers failing to report the death of a minor child. The Judiciary.

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Eileen Donoghue is a second term State Senator from the First Middlesex District, serving the communities of Lowell, Dunstable, Groton, Pepperell, Tyngsborough, and Westford. The Senator was first elected to the Massachusetts State Senate in November of 2010.

Upon graduating from University of Massachusetts in 1976, with an individualized concentration in law and Spanish, the Senator pursued her passion for law. She received her Juris Doctor at Suffolk University Law School in 1979. After twelve years of practicing law, Senator Donoghue opened her own firm in the City of Lowell in 1991 before joining Gallagher & Cavanaugh in 2008.

Senator Donoghue was elected to the Lowell City Council in 1996 and two years later was elected mayor for her first of two terms at that post. During her tenure as mayor, she was proud to champion some of the most historic and important economic development projects for the city, including the Tsongas Arena, the LeLacheur Ball Park, the construction and renovation of 17 schools, and the artist overlay district which resulted in more than 800 new artists’ lofts now occupying formerly abandoned mills.

Senator Donoghue serves as the Senate chair of the Joint Committee on Community Development & Small Business, vice-chair of the Joint Committee on Higher Education, and member of the Senate Committee on Ways & Means, Joint Committee on Economic Development & Emerging Technologies, and Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities & Energy.

After a number of years in public service, Senator Donoghue is eager to use her prior experience to represent the interests of the district in the Massachusetts State Senate.

Personal Information

Profession: Attorney
Spouse: John J. O’Connor

Career Highlights

  • Founder of Merrimack Valley Economic Development Council
  • Women Working Wonders Fund
  • Co-founder of Future Stars Camp in Lowell

Education & Public Service

  • BA in Law and Spanish, University of Massachusetts; JD, Suffolk University.
  • Mayor of Lowell, Lowell City Councilor
First Middlesex -- Consisting of the city of Lowell and the towns of Dunstable, Groton, Pepperell, Tyngsborough and Westford in the county of Middlesex.

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