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Marc R. Pacheco Senator

D Taunton
Marc R. Pacheco

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State House
Room 312B
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-1551
Fax: 617-722-1074
Email: Marc.Pacheco@masenate.gov
District Office
8 Trescott St., Suite 1
Taunton, MA 02780
Phone: (508) 822-3000
Fax: (508) 880-6084
Bill Docket Bill Title
S.200 SD1000 By Mr. Brewer, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 200) of Stephen M. Brewer, Todd M. Smola, James M. Murphy, Anne M. Gobi and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to geography education. 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.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.303 SD1020 By Ms. O'Connor Ives, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 303) of Kathleen O'Connor Ives, Marc R. Pacheco, Patricia D. Jehlen and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation relative to psychotropic medications. Elder Affairs.
H.481 HD1763 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 481) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to establish a discretionary grant program for schools assisting children age eighteen to twenty-two with disabilities. Education.
S.572 SD875 By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 572) of Daniel A. Wolf, Michael Barrett, Tom Sannicandro, Martha M. Walz and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure effective health care cost control. Health Care Financing.
H.713 HD787 By Ms. Gobi of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 713) of Anne M. Gobi and others relative to the use of crossbows in hunting. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.714 HD788 By Ms. Gobi of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 714) of Anne M. Gobi and others relative to bow and arrow hunting season. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.715 HD789 By Ms. Gobi of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 715) of Anne M. Gobi and others for legislation to establish a snowmobile educational safety program. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.847 SD611 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 847) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Sal N. DiDomenico, James B. Eldridge, Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation to econmically stabilize displaced service workers. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.858 SD782 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 858) of James B. Eldridge, Benjamin B. Downing, Marc R. Pacheco, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish uniform wage compliance and recordkeeping. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.872 SD1367 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 872) of Mark C. Montigny, Sal N. DiDomenico, Benjamin Swan, Patricia D. Jehlen and others for legislation relative to fair hiring practices. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.882 SD488 By Mr. Petruccelli, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 882) of Anthony W. Petruccelli, Katherine M. Clark, Sal N. DiDomenico, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a domestic workers bill of rights. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.887 SD580 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 887) of Michael J. Rodrigues, Brian A. Joyce, Barry R. Finegold, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the pooling of tips. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.900 SD861 By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 900) of Daniel A. Wolf, Patricia D. Jehlen, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish earned paid sick time. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.904 SD294 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 904) of Cynthia S. Creem, Marc R. Pacheco and Ruth B. Balser for legislation relative to acceptable health service training for psychologists. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.1003 SD231 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1003) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Timothy J. Toomey, Jr., Daniel A. Wolf, Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to workplace safety for social workers. Public Health.
S.1049 SD1158 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1049) of Mark C. Montigny, John J. Lawn, Jr., Sal N. DiDomenico, Denise Andrews and other members of the General Court for legislation requiring automated external defibrillators in schools. Public Health.
H.1116 HD2682 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1116) of Attorney General Martha Coakley and others relative to manufactured housing communities. Housing.
H.1127 HD3170 By Mr. Honan of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1127) of Kevin G. Honan and others for legislation to provide financing for the production and preservation of housing for low and moderate income residents. Housing.
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.1381 SD1322 By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1381) of Richard T. Moore, Bruce E. Tarr and Marc R. Pacheco for legislation to promote the use of electric vehicles. Revenue.
S.1470 SD937 By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1470) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Mary S. Keefe, Anne M. Gobi, Lori A. Ehrlich and other members of the General Court for legislation to uphold bidding integrity in the Commonwealth. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1472 SD1023 By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1472) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Christopher G. Fallon, Peter V. Kocot, James J. O'Day and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to state contracting. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
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.
S.1574 SD597 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1574) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Timothy J. Toomey, Jr., Daniel A. Wolf, Marc R. Pacheco and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to affordable housing energy efficiency. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1579 SD1174 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1579) of Benjamin B. Downing, William N. Brownsberger, Martha M. Walz, Denise Andrews and other members of the General Court for legislation to further promote electric vehicles. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1588 SD522 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1588) of Cynthia S. Creem, Benjamin B. Downing, Daniel A. Wolf, Martha M. Walz and other members of the General Court for legislation to update the bottle bill . Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.1744 HD1544 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1744) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others for legislation to regulate the use of credit reports by employers and prospective employers. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1825 Text of amendment number (222) updating the bottle bill offered by Ms. Creem to the Ways and Means amendment (Senate, No. 3)
S.1914 SD1898 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross, Linda Campbell and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect animal welfare and safety. The Judiciary.
H.1928 HD3211 By Mr. D'Emilia of Bridgewater, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1928) of Angelo L. D'Emilia and others relative to baseline concussion testing for student athletes. Public Health.
H.3029 HD3300 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3029) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others for legislation to create a rail transit fund from certain increased assessments and vehicle emissions classifications. Transportation.
H.3067 HD2662 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3067) of Patricia A. Haddad, Marc R. Pacheco and Paul McMurtry relative to increasing the surcharge assessed for reinstatement of drivers' licenses after certain speeding convictions and the funding of the spinal cord injury trust fund. Transportation.
H.3385 HD3538 By Mr. Costello of Newburyport, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael A. Costello and others for legislation to require certain telecommunications service companies to provide call center service assistance. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3605 HD3782 By Mr. Straus of Mattapoisett, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3605) of William M. Straus and Marc R. Pacheco (by vote of the town) that the town of Marion be authorized to impose liens upon properties in the towns of Rochester and Wareham which connect to the water and sewer systems of the town of Marion. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4159 HD3884 By Representative Cronin of Easton and Senator Kennedy, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Claire D. Cronin, Thomas P. Kennedy and others relative to photographs used for driver’s licenses and identification cards. Transportation.

Senator Marc R. Pacheco was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1988 and to the Massachusetts Senate in 1992 by the citizens of the 1st Plymouth and Bristol District. Senator Pacheco dedicated many years of service to the Taunton School Committee prior to his time in the Massachusetts Legislature. He is currently the highest ranking elected official of Portuguese descent in Massachusetts. Senator Pacheco is chairman of the powerful Senate Committee on Post Audit and Oversight, and was recently named co-chairman of the newly formed Joint Committee on Federal Stimulus Oversight to oversee spending of these funds in the state.

He is also chairman of the Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change. Senator Pacheco was honored to be selected by Al Gore in 2007 to become a Climate Messenger and increase awareness of this critical issue He also serves on the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, and is a member of the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing and the Joint Committee on Telecommunication, Utilities and Energy.

Senator Pacheco has prioritized the key issues of today to build a better tomorrow for the future generations of the Commonwealth. Throughout his career, Senator Pacheco has supported initiatives to spur economic growth, preserve and protect the environment, ensure the protection of rights for veterans and senior citizens, increase civic engagement, create jobs in the new “green” economy, and foster the creation of global economic partnerships.

For more than 30 years, Senator Pacheco has worked to strengthen the Commonwealth’s ties with foreign leaders and create economic partnerships to benefit the citizens of the Commonwealth. For his leadership in economic development and his commitment to global partnerships, Senator Pacheco has received national and international recognition. In 1994, Senator Pacheco was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to the Massachusetts District Export Council, which he chaired from 1996 through 2005 and is currently a member. In 2002, Senator Pacheco was appointed by the United States Federal Housing Finance Board to serve as an appointive director of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston.

Foreign governments have honored Senator Pacheco for his work to develop and strengthen ties that unite countries across the globe. Senator Pacheco was honored in 2005 by the region of Pskov, Russia with the medal of Saint Olga for his humanitarian efforts. In 2000, Senator Pacheco received the honor of “Commander of the Order of Prince Henry the Navigator,” the highest award bestowed upon a civilian by the Portuguese government.

Throughout his career, Senator Pacheco has worked to increase civic engagement and protect the constitutional rights of each and every citizen. For his commitment to these ideals, Senator Pacheco in 1995 was appointed by President William Jefferson Clinton, and confirmed by the United States Senate, to serve a six-year term on the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation’s board of trustees. In 1997, Senator Pacheco played a leadership role in solving the most pressing public policy issues of the 21st century when he was appointed by the National Democratic Leadership Council to serve as a member of the State Legislative Advisory Board.

During his tenure in the legislature, Senator Pacheco has prioritized and developed strategies to enhance the economy of Massachusetts and the southeastern region. For his work, Senator Pacheco in 1998 received a gubernatorial appointment to the government affairs committee of the Task Force on Growth and Change in Southeastern Massachusetts. Senator Pacheco was then appointed co-chair of the task force which was later named Vision 2020, a regional growth management project being undertaken by three regional planning agencies. Senator Pacheco is the founder and co-chair of the Southeastern Massachusetts Legislative Caucus, a bi-partisan group of legislators and community leaders that share the common goal of fostering economic development throughout the region.

His leadership role on these issues made him a key player in many prestigious national conferences and events throughout the United States and here in the Commonwealth. In 2007, he was selected to speak at the Democratic Leadership Council’s Annual National Conversation event, educating legislators from across the country about the new health care reform laws in Massachusetts. That same year, Senator Pacheco was chosen to be a key player in the National Conference of State Legislatures, addressing legislators and IT professionals from all across the nation about homeland security issues and matters pertaining to Open Documents Standards.

A life-long resident of Taunton, Senator Pacheco was first elected to public office in 1979 as a member of the Taunton School Committee. He served for ten years as a member of that body, eventually rising to chairman of the committee. From 1982 to 1988, he worked for the mayor of Taunton as his chief assistant and budget director.

The Senator earned his Master's Degree in Public Administration from Suffolk University. Senator Pacheco has a Bachelor's Degree in Human Services from New Hampshire College and an Associate's Degree from the University of Massachusetts-Stockbridge School. Senator Pacheco and his wife Barbara (Sylvia) Pacheco currently reside in the city of Taunton, just a few blocks from where he grew up.

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator
Spouse: Barbara

Career Highlights

  • Authored The Pacheco Law: Tax payer protection act providing for full transparency and full accountability in the procurement of services.
  • Successfully raised the state minimum wage as chief sponsor of legislation providing a living wage to more than 315,000 workers in the Commonwealth in 2006.
  • Initiated, authored and secured passage of the Global Warming Solutions Act.

Education & Public Service

  • Suffolk University Boston, MA,Master of Public Administration, 1989, Honors: Pi Alpha Alpha
  • New Hampshire College Manchester, NH, Bachelor of Science in Human Services, 1985
  • University OF MA, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, Amherst, MA, Associate of Science in Agronomy, 1973
  • Massachusetts State Senate (1993-Present); Appointive Director, Federal Home Loan of Boston (2002-2003)
  • Presidential Appointment as a Trustee of the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation (1995-2000); Massachusetts House of Representatives (1989-92)
  • Taunton Democratic City Committee; Democratic State Committee (1993-present); Chief Assistant to the Mayor of Taunton (1982-88
  • Taunton School Committee (1980-89, Chair 1987-88)
First Plymouth and Bristol -- Consisting of the towns of Bridgewater, Carver, Marion, Middleborough and Wareham in the county of Plymouth; and the towns of Berkley, Dighton and Raynham, and the city of Taunton, all in the county of Bristol.

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