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Gale D. Candaras Senator

D Wilbraham
Gale D. Candaras

Addresses

State House
Room 309
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-1291
Fax: 617-722-1014
Email: Gale.Candaras@masenate.gov
District Office
17 Main St.
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Phone: 413-599-4785
Bill Docket Bill Title
S.16 SD1724 By Mr. Ross, petition (accompanied by proposal, Senate, No. 16) of Richard Ross, Gale Candaras, Robert Hedlund and other members of the General Court for a legislative amendment to the Constitution to prohibit eminent domain. The Judiciary.
S.34 SD745 By Ms. Creem, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 34) of Walz, Spilka, Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation to bring child support home [Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities].
S.45 SD802 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 45) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Denise Andrews, Cory Atkins, Christine E. Canavan and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a task force relative to the Commonwealth's direct care workforce. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.46 HD365 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 46) of Jennifer E. Benson and others relative to spouses under the definition of family members serving as paid caregivers. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.56 HD810 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 56) of Kay Khan and others relative to hearings in the department of children and families. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.57 SD1141 By Mr. Montigny, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 57) of Candaras and Montigny for legislation to increase the personal care allowance for long term care residents [Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities].
H.87 HD140 By Mr. DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 87) of Stephen L. DiNatale and others for legislation to regulate the record-keeping procedures of scrap metal dealers. Community Development and Small Businesses.
S.99 SD1166 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 99) of James B. Eldridge, Lori A. Ehrlich and Gale D. Candaras for legislation to protect victims of unlicensed debt collection activities . Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.105 SD192 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 105) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Christine E. Canavan, Gale D. Candaras, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court to reduce unwanted communication from creditors to protect the peace and privacy of residents. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.108 HD576 By Ms. Gifford of Wareham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 108) of Susan Williams Gifford and others for legislation to include motor homes in the lemon law, so-called, protecting consumers from defective vehicles. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.145 SD590 By Mr. Timilty, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 145) of Reinstein, Provost, Keenan and other members of the General Court for legislation to regulate secondary metals dealing [Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure].
H.153 HD145 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 153) of Jason M. Lewis and others for legislation to establish a special commission (including members of the General Court) to study issues relative to education. [COMMITTEE].
S.155 SD2 By Ms. Flanagan, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 155) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Steven A. Baddour, Anthony W. Petruccelli, Steven A. Tolman and other members of the Senate for legislation to expand gaming in the Commonwealth [Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies].
H.186 HD464 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 186) of Tom Sannicandro and Gale D. Candaras for legislation to develop recommendations for the implementation of a self-determination model within the Department of Elder Affairs. Elder Affairs.
H.193 HD961 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 193) of Sean Garballey and others relative to the reimbursement of local costs of special elections. Election Laws.
S.212 SD119 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 212) of Michael R. Knapik, Gale D. Candaras, Bruce E. Tarr, Peter V. Kocot and other members of the General Court for legislation to fund replacement vocational and technical public high school instructional equipment. Education.
S.213 SD123 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 213) of Michael R. Knapik, Gale D. Candaras, Bruce E. Tarr, Christopher N. Speranzo and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide for capital equipment replacement in vocational education as part of state aid to public schools. Education.
S.273 SD811 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 273) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Gale D. Candaras and Frank I. Smizik for legislation to establish an advisory committee on residential care facilities. Elder Affairs.
S.302 SD39 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 302) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Thomas M. Stanley, Cynthia S. Creem and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to pre-registration of voters. Election Laws.
H.307 HD755 By Mr. Mariano of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 307) of Ronald Mariano and Gale D. Candaras relative to physician credentialing by health insurance carriers. .
S.313 SD1836 By Mr. Petruccelli, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 313) of Anthony W. Petruccelli, Cory Atkins, Stanley C. Rosenberg, Carlo Basile and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish risk-based audits of election results. Election Laws.
H.324 HD780 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 324) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others for legislation to provide hearing aid coverage for persons with profound hearing loss. Financial Services.
H.325 HD781 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 325) of Theodore C. Speliotis and others for legislation provide health benefit plan coverage for hearing aids. Financial Services.
H.343 HD177 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 343) of Stephen Kulik and others relative to equitable dental reimbursement rates for services provided to publicly-aided patients. Health Care Financing.
S.348 SD73 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 348) of James B. Eldridge and Gale D. Candaras for legislation to require notification of tenants about oil and hazardous waste material release. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.357 SD401 By Mr. Hart, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 357) of John Hart, Jr. and Gale D. Candaras for legislation relative to the reduction of particulate emissions from diesel engines. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.358 HD360 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 358) of Jennifer E. Benson and others for legislation to include manufactured housing in a city or town’s count of housing units. Housing.
H.373 HD714 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 373) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others for legislation to enhance public safety and security in certain public housing developments. Housing.
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.461 SD754 For legislation to further regulate insurance underwriting and motor vehicle liability ratings
S.475 SD1433 By Mr. Tolman, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 475) of Steven A. Tolman and Gale D. Candaras for legislation relative to adverse determinations for mental health and substance abuse treatment. Financial Services.
S.489 SD1364 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 489) of Harriette L. Chandler, Gale D. Candaras, James E. Timilty and Alice Hanlon Peisch for legislation relative to equitable reimbursement rates for services provided to publicly assisted patients. Health Care Financing.
S.499 SD1175 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 499) of James B. Eldridge, Susan C. Fargo, Gale D. Candaras, Thomas P. Kennedy and others for legislation relative to the countable assets of medical assistance recipients. Health Care Financing.
S.510 SD827 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 510) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Bruce J. Ayers, John W. Scibak, Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to regard MassHealth applications. Health Care Financing.
H.546 HD264 By Mr. Turner of Dennis, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 546) of Cleon H. Turner and others relative to unemployment payments by cities and towns. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.570 SD121 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 570) of Michael R. Knapik, Gale D. Candaras, Benjamin B. Downing, Peter V. Kocot and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees. Higher Education.
S.571 SD127 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 571) of Michael R. Knapik, Gale D. Candaras, Bruce E. Tarr, Carolyn C. Dykema and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide coverage of educational expenses to deceased veterans . Higher Education.
S.630 SD37 By Mr. Baddour, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 630) of Steven A. Baddour, Gale D. Candaras, Bruce E. Tarr, Marc R. Pacheco and other members of the General Court for legislation to increase the penalites for corporate manslaughter. The Judiciary.
S.640 SD1106 By Mr. Berry, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 640) of Frederick E. Berry, Steven A. Tolman, Stephen M. Brewer, Steven A. Baddour and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect and enhance the rights of child and adult victims and witnesses of crime. The Judiciary.
H.774 HD896 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 774) of David Paul Linsky and others for legislation to exempt small charities from taxation on raffle proceeds. Revenue.
S.775 SD1595 By Ms. Fargo, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 775) of Susan C. Fargo, Sal N. DiDomenico, Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera, James E. Timilty and other members of the General Court for legislation to further regulate sex offender registration. The Judiciary.
H.790 HD446 By Ms. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 790) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others relative to sales and excise tax exemptions for disabled veterans. Revenue.
S.816 SD384 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 816) of Michael R. Knapik, Gale D. Candaras, Bruce E. Tarr and James J. Dwyer for legislation relative to the registration fee of sex offenders. The Judiciary.
S.820 SD31 By Mr. Montigny, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 820) of Mark C. Montigny, Louis L. Kafka, Antonio F. D. Cabral and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to anti-human trafficking and protection [Joint Committee on the Judiciary].
H.861 HD427 By Mr. DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 861) of Stephen L. DiNatale and others for legislation to promote competitively priced electricity. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.869 HD625 By Messrs. Kaufman of Lexington and DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 869) of Jay R. Kaufman, Stephen L. DiNatale and others for legislation to regulate the establishment of municipal lighting plants. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1022 SD1151 By Mr. Eldridge, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1022) of Story, Eldridge, Dykema and other members of the General Court for legislation to increase recycling by landlords and tenants [Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government].
S.1033 SD1729 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1033) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Cory Atkins, Jennifer E. Benson, Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera and other members of the General Court for legislation to further regulate municipal animal control. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1056 HD1500 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1056) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to promote nutritional meals in the public schools. Education.
S.1069 SD263 By Mr. Brewer, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1069) of Stephen M. Brewer, Anthony W. Petruccelli, Jeffrey Sánchez, James Arciero and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to surgical technology [Joint Committee on Public Health].
S.1079 SD913 By [SPONSOR PREFIX] [SPONSOR NAME], a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1079) of [PETITIONERS LIST] for legislation relative to adult dental restoration. Public Health.
H.1095 HD1866 By Ms. Canavan of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1095) of Jennifer E. Benson and others for legislation to increase the personal needs allowance for certain elderly and disabled residents residing in licensed medical facilities. Elder Affairs.
H.1099 HD1796 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1099) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to Department of Elder Affairs prevention and elimination of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. Elder Affairs.
H.1106 HD1038 By Representatives Ms. Fox of Boston and Ms. Benson, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1106) of Gloria L. Fox and others for legislation to establish election day voter registration. Election Laws.
H.1140 HD1074 By Mr. Stephen Kulik of Worthington, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 01140) of Matthew Beaton and others relative to leghold traps and other trapping devices. Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
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].
H.1177 HD1656 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1177) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to the continuity of care of mental health treatment. Financial Services.
H.1186 HD1108 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1186) of Jay R. Kaufman and others relative to the use of credit information of applicants or insured persons in the establishment of insurance rates. Financial Services.
S.1206 SD742 By Mr. DiDomenico, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1206) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Frederick E. Berry, Sean Garballey, Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote the public health through workplace safety for social workers [Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security].
H.1213 HD1780 By Ms. Spiliotis of Peabody, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1213) of Joyce A. Spiliotis and others relative to the purchasing of debts by collection agencies. Financial Services.
H.1284 HD1643 By Mr. Brownsberger of Belmont, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1284) of William N. Brownsberger and others relative to the witholding of rent. The Judiciary.
H.1287 HD1590 By Ms. Canavan of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1287) of Christine E. Canavan and others relative to penalties for breaking and entering a firearm retail wholesaler or manufacturer. The Judiciary.
H.1393 HD1899 By Representative Forry of Boston and Senator Hart, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1393) of Linda Dorcena Forry, John A. Hart and others for legislation to establish a "right to know" policy for certain temporary employees. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1431 HD1911 By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1431) of Byron Rushing and others relative to increasing public safety by increasing access to addiction treatment. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1433 HD1783 By Ms. Spiliotis of Peabody, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1433) of Joyce A. Spiliotis, Gale D. Candaras and Christine E. Canavan that persons with opiate addiction be eligible for treatment through MassHealth. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1435 HD1009 By Mr. Walsh of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1435) of Martin J. Walsh and others relative to allowing the diversion of low-level offenders under court supervision from the drug treatment program of the Commonwealth. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.1452 SD1486 By Ms. Fargo, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1452) of Susan C. Fargo, Jennifer E. Benson, James B. Eldridge, Gale D. Candaras and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the senior circuit breaker tax credit. Revenue.
S.1454 SD1690 By Ms. Fargo, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1454) of Susan C. Fargo, William Smitty Pignatelli, James E. Timilty, Richard T. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a municipal gas tax exemption. Revenue.
S.1475 SD395 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1475) of Michael R. Knapik, Gale D. Candaras, Bruce E. Tarr, James E. Timilty and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide a tax exemption for a taxpayer supporting an elderly relative. Revenue.
S.1477 SD408 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1477) of Michael R. Knapik, Gale D. Candaras, Bruce E. Tarr, Chris Walsh and others for legislation relative to tax credits for prescription drugs. Revenue.
S.1479 SD419 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1479) of Michael R. Knapik, Gale D. Candaras, Sonia Chang-Diaz, Robert L. Hedlund and other members of the Senate for legislation relative to tax deductions for home heating costs. Revenue.
H.1497 HD1189 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1497) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to regulate the license, transfer, use, or sale of prescriber-identifiable data only for commercial purposes by pharmacies. Public Health.
H.1526 HD1843 By Mr. Sánchez of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1526) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others for legislation establishing a hemophilia advisory committee. Public Health.
H.1529 HD1562 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1529) of Harriette L. Chandler and others relative to the restoration of oral health benefits for MassHealth recipients. Public Health.
H.1550 HD1570 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1550) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to further enforce the installation of automatic sprinkler systems in state owned buildings. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.1551 HD1576 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1551) of Ruth B. Balser, Gale D. Candaras and Martin J. Walsh relative to fees for an appeal of a civil motor vehicle infraction citation. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1600 SD1622 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1600) of Richard T. Moore, Robert M. Koczera, Cory Atkins, Steven A. Baddour and other members of the General Court for legislation to established the Sunset Review Commission. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1604 SD1756 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1604) of Richard T. Moore, Cory Atkins, Gale D. Candaras, Carolyn C. Dykema and other members of the General Court for legislation to eliminate waste and improve public oversight of state agencies. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1654 SD29 By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1654) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Sean Garballey, Katherine M. Clark, George T. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the failure to remove existing poles. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1706 SD479 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1706) of Robert L. Hedlund, Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera, James M. Murphy, Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the treatment of elephants. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
S.1742 SD1287 By Mr. Hart, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1742) of John Hart, Jr., John H. Rogers and Gale D. Candaras for legislation relative to special veterans plates. Transportation.
H.1753 HD1416 By Mr. Walsh of Lynn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1753) of Steven M. Walsh and Gale D. Candaras establishing a paperwork reduction program for agencies of the Commonwealth. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1827 SD130 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1827) of Michael R. Knapik, Peter V. Kocot and Gale D. Candaras for legislation to establish the Soldier's Home in Massachusetts Capital Maintenance Trust Fund and the Soldier's Home in Holyoke Capital Maintenance Trust Fund. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
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].
S.1857 SD820 By Ms. Jehlen, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1857) of Berry, Wolf, Wolf and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote equal choice a cost savings in health care [Joint Committee on Health Care Financing].
S.1858 SD1152 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1858) of Mark C. Montigny, Gale D. Candaras, Sonia Chang-Diaz, Marc R. Pacheco and other members of the General Court for legislation to prohibit the use of prescriber-identifiable data for marketing purposes. Health Care Financing.
H.1901 HD2760 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1901) of Linda Dean Campbell and others for legislation to establish a board of registration of behavior analysts within the Division of Professional Licensure. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.1943 HD2782 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1943) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and Gale D. Candaras relative to reimbursing cities and towns for certain special education transportation costs. Education.
H.1979 HD2003 By Mr. Moran of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1979) of Michael J. Moran and others for legislation to authorize persons to pre-register to vote prior to their eighteenth birthday. Election Laws.
H.1980 HD2006 By Mr. Moran of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1980) of Michael J. Moran and others for legislation to authorize local boards of registrars to perform random audits of election results in precincts. Election Laws.
H.2220 HD2701 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2220) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to eligibility for parole for persons trafficking in methamphetamines. The Judiciary.
H.2238 HD2259 By Messrs. Linsky of Natick and Conroy of Wayland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2238) of David Paul Linsky and others for legislation to enhance safety and security in courthouses. The Judiciary.
H.2277 HD2838 By Representatives Walsh of Boston and Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2277) of Martin J. Walsh, Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to the protection of children under the age of 18 who have been subject to sexual exploitation. The Judiciary.
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.2749 HD3065 By Ms. Coakley-Rivera of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2749) of Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera and Gale D. Candaras relative to the reduction of particulate emissions from Diesel engines. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.3983 HD4124 By Mrs. O'Connell of Taunton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Shaunna L. O'Connell and others relative to the disposition of veterans' remains. Veterans and Federal Affairs.

Personal Information

Profession: Attorney

Education & Public Service

  • Fairleigh Dickenson University, B.S. (Magna Cum Laude)
  • Western New England College School of Law, J.D.
  • Wilbraham Planning Board (1987-1988); Wilbraham Finance Committee (1988-1990)
  • Wilbraham Selectman (1990-1997)
  • Mass. House (1997-2006)
  • Mass. Senate (2007-present)
First Hampden and Hampshire -- Consisting of the cities of Chicopee, ward 1, precincts A and B, ward 5, precincts A and B, ward 6, precincts A and B, ward 8, precinct B and ward 9, precinct B and Springfield, ward 2, precinct G, ward 4, precinct F, ward 5, precincts D, F, G and H, ward 6, precincts B, D and H, ward 7 and ward 8, precinct A and the towns of East Longmeadow, Hampden, Longmeadow, Ludlow and Wilbraham in the county of Hampden; and the towns of Belchertown and Granby in the county of Hampshire.

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