Harriette L. Chandler Majority Leader

D Worcester
Harriette L. Chandler


State House
Room 333
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-1544
Fax: 617-722-1357
Email: Harriette.Chandler@masenate.gov
District Office
Phone: (508) 797-3373
Bill Docket Bill Title
HD270 Relative to business practices between motor vehicle manufacturers, distributors and dealers
HD292 Relative to expanding eligibility for certain dental providers to access the loan repayment program offered by the Department of Public Health
SD307 For legislation to establish civil and criminal penalties for the female genital mutilation of minors.
HD369 An Act establishing the genetic engineering transparency food and seed labeling act
SD398 For legislation relative to equal access to public places regardless of gender identity.
HD401 For legislation to establish criteria for MassHealth hardship waivers
HD589 Relative to establishing a grants program to increase dental services to Medicaid eligible patients
HD609 Relative to secondary metals dealings
HD611 Relative to the management of early childhood caries among MassHealth patients
HD664 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) on institutional long term care
SD771 For legislation relative to CARE
SD985 For legislation relative to Lyme Disease treatment coverage
HD1046 For legislation to update the contraceptive coverage equity law to require insurance carriers to provide all contraceptive methods without a co-pay
HD1112 That certain health facilities be directed to establish a "safe patient handling policy", so-called
SD1362 For legislation relative to student sex education.
SD1383 For legislation to study the feasibility of high-speed rail access between Springfield and Boston
SD1402 For legislation relative to access to capital for business growth in economically distressed communities
SD1423 For legislation to establish pay equity.
SD1436 For legislation to create a rights of victims of sexual assault task force.
HD1526 Relative to requiring child-resistant packaging of nicotine liquid containers
HD1578 Relative to dental insurance
SD1717 For legislation relative to HIV-Associated lipodystrophy treatment.
SD1728 For legislation to the protect persons with a disability.
HD1765 Relative to penalties for the crime of female genital mutilation
SD1853 An Act establishing a family and medical leave and temporary disability leave insurance program
HD2015 For legislation to prohibit the sale to minors of electronic devices used to deliver liquid nicotine vapor
HD2249 For legislation to implement a boating education program within the Division of Law Enforcement of the Department of Fisheries
HD2482 Relative to Department of Mental Health citizen boards
HD2584 Relative to motor vehicle license suspension record privacy
HD2615 That banks be required to mediate in good faith with homeowners to identify alternative resolutions before starting foreclosures
HD2916 For legislation to authorize the Department of Conservation and Recreation and the city of Worcester to create and operate a multi purpose rectangular field at the Lake Avenue Park in Worcester
HD3021 That the University of Massachusetts and the University of Massachusetts Medical School develop and implement provisions for payback in learning contracts
HD3025 Relative to in-state tuition and fee retention for University of Massachusetts Medical School students
HD3033 For legislation to expand class size for non-residents at the University of Massachusetts Medical School
HD3343 For legislation to mandate health insurance coverage for certain brain injury rehabilitation

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator.
Spouse: Burton Chandler
Children: 3

Career Highlights

  • Served as House Chair of the Joint Committee on Health Care in her last two terms in the House
  • First woman from Worcester ever to be elected to the Massachusetts State Senate
  • • Currently serves as the Senate Majority Whip, Vice-Chair of the Joint Committee on Public Health; Co-Chairs the Prevention for Health Caucus, Central Massachusetts Caucus, and Legislature’s Oral Health Caucus

Education & Public Service

  • Wellesley College, B.A. '59
  • Clark University, Ph.D. '73
  • Simmons Graduate School of Management, M.B.A. '83
  • Worcester State College, Honorary Doctorate Public Administration '88
  • Served on the Worcester School Committee from 1991-1994
  • Served three terms in the House of Representatives from 1995-2001
  • First elected to the Senate in January 2001 and was re-elected in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012
  • • Formerly served as the Assistant Vice-Chair of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, Vice-Chair of the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs, Co-Chair of the Brain Injury Caucus, and Co-Chair of the Caucus of Women Legislators
First Worcester -- Consisting of the towns of Boylston, Clinton, precincts 3 and 4, Holden, Northborough, precincts 1, 2 and 4, Princeton and West Boylston, and the city of Worcester, wards 1 to 4, inclusive, ward 8, precincts 2 to 4, inclusive, and wards 9 and 10 in the county of Worcester.