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HD2465 By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 9) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and others relative to stabilizing nursing facilities in the Commonwealth. Health Care Financing.
HD4159 By Ms. Harrington of Groton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Sheila C. Harrington and others relative to the care and protection of children. The Judiciary.
S.47 SD1364 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 47) of Katherine M. Clark, Brian A. Joyce, Barry R. Finegold, Thomas P. Conroy and other members of the General Court for legislation to create a task force to protect Massachusetts children against child sexual abuse. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.51 SD1034 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 51) of James B. Eldridge, William N. Brownsberger, Michael J. Rodrigues, Sonia Chang-Diaz and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a education loan repayment program for social workers in areas of need . Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.155 SD665 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 155) of James E. Timilty, Attorney General Martha Coakley, Kathi-Anne Reinstein, Michael F. Rush and other members of the General Court for legislation to regulate secondary metals dealing. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.179 SD922 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 179) of Michael R. Knapik, Barry R. Finegold and Eileen M. Donoghue for legislation relative to job creation in Gateway Cities. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.203 SD668 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 203) of Harriette L. Chandler, Jason M. Lewis, Bruce E. Tarr, Eileen M. Donoghue and other members of the General Court for legislation to involve youth in civic engagement. Education.
S.207 SD1419 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 207) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Katherine M. Clark, Barry R. Finegold, Danielle W. Gregoire and other members of the General Court for legislation to revive the Foundation Budget Review Commission. Education.
S.223 SD765 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 223) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Michael F. Rush, Marc R. Pacheco, Harriette L. Chandler and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the quality in early education care centers. Education.
S.225 SD1642 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 225) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Patricia D. Jehlen, James B. Eldridge, Sonia Chang-Diaz and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to English language programs in the Commonwealth's schools. Education.
S.228 SD1052 By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 228) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Michael J. Rodrigues, David T. Vieira, Denise C. Garlick and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to regional school district capital project funding. Education.
S.234 SD1159 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 234) of James B. Eldridge, David M. Rogers, Robert M. Koczera, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to financial literacy in schools. Education.
S.246 SD343 By Mr. McGee, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 246) of Thomas M. McGee, Kay Khan, William N. Brownsberger, Michael F. Rush and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to physical education in public schools. Education.
S.288 SD1653 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 288) of Harriette L. Chandler, Richard T. Moore, Bruce E. Tarr, Jennifer L. Flanagan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the Commonwealth's nursing facilities. Elder Affairs.
S.297 SD344 By Mr. McGee, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 297) of Thomas M. McGee, William N. Brownsberger, Martha M. Walz, Paul Brodeur and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to reserving beds in nursing homes for residents during certain leaves of absence. Elder Affairs.
H.311 HD3318 By Representative Cabral of New Bedford and Senator Downing, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 311) of Antonio F. D. Cabral, Benjamin B. Downing and others for legislation to promote transformative development in gateway cities. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.332 SD496 By Mr. Rosenberg, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 332) of Stanley C. Rosenberg, Kay Khan, Michael F. Rush, Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect the integrity of initiative and referendum petitions. Election Laws.
S.354 SD998 By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 354) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Katherine M. Clark, Michael Barrett, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to healthy families and businesses . Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.399 HD1844 By Ms. Garry of Dracut, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 399) of Colleen M. Garry and Eileen M. Donoghue relative to the transportation of regional vocational school students. Education.
H.400 HD1845 By Ms. Garry of Dracut, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 400) of Colleen M. Garry and Eileen M. Donoghue for legislation to establish parity in funding for regional vocational school districts and traditional public school districts. Education.
S.440 SD826 By Mr. Finegold, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 440) of Barry R. Finegold and Eileen M. Donoghue for legislation relative to motor vehicle service contracts. Financial Services.
S.483 SD201 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 483) of Michael J. Rodrigues, Bruce E. Tarr, Gale D. Candaras, Robert M. Koczera and other members of the General Court for legislation to regulate pharmacy audits. Financial Services.
S.492 SD185 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 492) of Karen E. Spilka, Daniel A. Wolf, Sal N. DiDomenico, John V. Fernandes and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a foreclosure mediation program. Financial Services.
S.550 SD1442 By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 550) of Richard T. Moore, Jason M. Lewis, Eileen M. Donoghue, Kay Khan and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide coverage for tobacco use cessation under Commonwealth Care. Health Care Financing.
S.585 SD189 By Mr. Michael O. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 585) of Michael O. Moore, Tom Sannicandro, Jennifer L. Flanagan, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a commission on the funding needs for quality public higher education. Higher Education.
S.612 SD1592 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 612) of Marc R. Pacheco, Anne M. Gobi, Michael R. Knapik, Michael F. Rush and other members of the General Court for legislation to further enhance efficiency and accountability of operations at local housing authorities. Housing.
S.656 SD1613 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 656) of Katherine M. Clark, Paul Brodeur, Donald H. Wong, Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect our communities. The Judiciary.
H.685 HD1086 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 685) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to the control of low lands and swamps to control of tick-borne illness. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.822 HD197 By Mr. Turner of Dennis, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 822) of Cleon H. Turner and others relative to exempting cities and towns from fees from the Massachusetts Oil and Hazardous Material Release Prevention and Response Act. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.866 SD64 By Mr. Joyce, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 866) of Brian A. Joyce, Danielle W. Gregoire, Martha M. Walz, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to burial benefits under the workers' compensation law. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.909 SD781 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 909) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, William N. Brownsberger, Michael J. Rodrigues, Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to services for individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.941 SD588 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 941) of James B. Eldridge, Eileen M. Donoghue, Denise Andrews, Sonia Chang-Diaz and other members of the General Court for legislation to increase recycling by landlords and tenants. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.989 HD1737 By Mr. Speliotis of Danvers, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 989) of Theodore C. Speliotis and others relative to Lyme disease treatment coverage. Financial Services.
S.1031 SD1612 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1031) of John F. Keenan, Stanley C. Rosenberg, Daniel A. Wolf, Cleon H. Turner and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana program. Public Health.
S.1068 SD1375 By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1068) of Richard T. Moore, Eileen M. Donoghue, Sal N. DiDomenico, Patricia D. Jehlen and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to public health volunteer responders. Public Health.
S.1079 SD1455 By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1079) of Richard T. Moore, Michael J. Rodrigues, Michael F. Rush, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to nurses and medications. Public Health.
H.1086 HD502 By Mr. Sullivan of Fall River, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1086) of David B. Sullivan and others for legislation to maintain faculty and college excellence in the Commonwealth. Higher Education.
S.1143 SD592 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1143) of Michael R. Knapik and Eileen M. Donoghue for legislation relative to firearm permits for retired law enforcement personnel. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.1171 HD3236 By Mr. Arciero of Westford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1171) of James Arciero and others relative to the registration of certain sex offenders. The Judiciary.
S.1249 SD633 By Mr. McGee, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1249) of Thomas M. McGee, James R. Miceli, Carlo Basile, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide retirement benefits for veterans. Public Service.
S.1298 SD924 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1298) of James E. Timilty, Michael O. Moore, Mark J. Cusack, Paul J. Donato and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the sanctity of collective bargaining. Public Service.
S.1338 SD829 By Mr. Hart, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1338) of John Hart, Jr., Eileen M. Donoghue and Michael O. Moore for legislation relative to college tuition tax saving incentives. Revenue.
H.1374 HD349 By Ms. Harrington of Groton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1374) of Sheila C. Harrington and others relative to the sittings of the Middlesex County Probate Court. The Judiciary.
S.1374 SD67 By Mr. Michael O. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1374) of Michael O. Moore, Michael R. Knapik, Keiko M. Orrall, Eileen M. Donoghue and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a meals tax holiday. Revenue.
S.1572 SD705 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1572) of Cynthia S. Creem, Alice Hanlon Peisch, James B. Eldridge, John F. Keenan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to energy efficiency funds generated by municipal light plants. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.1641 HD485 By Mr. Swan of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1641) of Benjamin Swan and others relative to telephone service for inmates in correctional institutions. The Judiciary.
H.1685 HD1035 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1685) of Martha M. Walz and others for legislation to regulate the solemnization of certain marriages by public employees. The Judiciary.
H.1771 HD2034 By Mr. Wagner of Chicopee, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1771) of Joseph F. Wagner, James T. Welch and Eileen M. Donoghue for legislation to provide incentives for productive workers' compensation audits. Labor and Workforce Development.
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H.1859 HD3216 By Representative Kulik of Worthington and Senator Wolf, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1859) of Stephen Kulik, Daniel A. Wolf and others relative to municipal zoning, subdivision control, and master planning. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1886 SD1892 By Mr. Brewer, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen M. Brewer, Gailanne M. Cariddi, Paul McMurtry, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to regulate central service technicians. Public Health.
S.1979 SD1962 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, James M. Cantwell, Matthew A. Beaton, Antonio F. D. Cabral and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a Massachusetts Seafood Marketing Program. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.2002 HD690 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2002) of Jay R. Kaufman and others for legislation to require pain assessment and management in health care facilities. Public Health.
S.2008 SD1992 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Donald F. Humason, Jr., James E. Timilty and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to juvenile life with parole . The Judiciary.
H.2073 HD2692 By Mr. Sánchez of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2073) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others for legislation establishing a hemophilia advisory committee. Public Health.
H.2403 HD371 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2403) of James J. O'Day and others relative to retirement benefits of certain employees of the Department of Children and Families. Public Service.
H.2642 HD1701 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2642) of Stephen Kulik and others relative to payments in lieu of taxation by organizations exempt from the property tax. Revenue.
H.2945 HD1886 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2945) of Kate Hogan and others for legislation to authorize the Department of Telecommunications and Cable and the Department of Public Utilities to regulate the use of double utility poles . Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2952 HD1689 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2952) of Stephen Kulik and others relative to double utility poles. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3344 HD2555 By Ms. Andrews of Orange, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3344) of Denise Andrews, Jason M. Lewis and Eileen M. Donoghue for legislation to further define the rights and duties of students and creditors relative to student loans. Financial Services.
H.3359 HD3098 By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3359) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and others relative to the dispensing of controlled substances by emergency room physicians. Public Health.
H.3413 HD3106 By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3413) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and Eileen M. Donoghue relative to small scale commercial development for gateway cities. Revenue.
H.3425 HD3008 By Ms. Harrington of Groton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3425) of Sheila C. Harrington and Eileen M. Donoghue relative to extending health insurance coverage for services rendered by certain licensed mental health or substance abuse providers. Financial Services.
H.3501 HD3591 By Mr. Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Paul R. Heroux and others for legislation to establish and award grants for the reduction of violence in municipalities. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3813 HD3976 By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and Eileen M. Donoghue for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Robert A. Montalvo, an employee of the Department of Correction. Public Service.
H.3827 HD3929 By Representatives Hunt of Sandwich and Atkins of Concord, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Randy Hunt, Cory Atkins and others for legislation to authorize income tax filers to make voluntary contributions to the Massachusetts Cultural Development Fund on their annual income tax returns. Revenue.

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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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