Kenneth I. Gordon Representative

D Bedford
Kenneth I. Gordon


State House
Room 39
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2014
Fax: 617-626-0320
District Office
P.O. Box 159
Burlington, MA 01803
Bill Docket Bill Title
HD58 For legislation to establish a system for tracking the unmet service needs of persons with developmental disabilities
HD71 Relative to special education funding
HD72 Relative to improving procurement procedures to assure opportunities for students with disabilities
HD86 Relative to veteran retirement benefits
SD223 For legislation to establish a moratorium for charter schools
HD231 For legislation to develop housing plans for families, with minor children, who are being evicted from publicly subsidized housing
HD233 Relative to filing fees for limited liability companies
HD237 Relative to allowing electric vehicles in high occupancy lanes
HD241 Relative to prohibiting discrimination against adults with disabilities in family and juvenile court proceedings
HD281 For legislation to require the inclusion of certain civil rights offense information in the statewide domestic violence record keeping system
HD296 Relative to child abuse reporting requirements
SD307 For legislation to establish civil and criminal penalties for the female genital mutilation of minors.
SD317 For legislation to promote the planning and development of sustainable communities
HD358 An Act relative to universal full-day kindergarten
HD369 An Act establishing the genetic engineering transparency food and seed labeling act
HD372 Relative to parking advancements and the establishment of parking benefit districts in cities and towns
HD376 For legislation to prohibit certain discretionary authority by insurers
HD414 For legislation to further regulate the performing of abortions and protecting women’s reproductive health
HD460 Relative to consent and counseling of pregnant women under sixteen years of age
HD469 Relative to Lyme disease treatment health insurance coverage
SD492 For legislation to repeal the property tax exemption for Massport lessees.
HD496 For legislation to provide for the establishment of a comprehensive adaptation management plan in response to climate change
SD508 For legislation to provide fair chances for employment
SD519 For legislation to regulate the use of credit reports by employers
HD556 Relative to joint and last survivor allowances paid under the contributory retirement system
SD565 For legislation to eliminate health disparities in the commonwealth
HD582 For legislation to eliminate age discrimination in the Masshealth Program
SD582 For legislation relative to comprehensive sexual abuse prevention education
HD584 For legislation to creates incentives to help promote the adoption of electric vehicles
SD594 For legislation to amend the mandated reporter law.
HD595 Relative to common summary of payments forms for health care services
HD664 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) on institutional long term care
HD669 Relative to child victim confidentiality
HD687 For legislation to benefit the Health Safety Net Trust Fund
HD691 For legislation to establish a homeless bill of rights
HD711 Relative to real estate tax relief for certain owners of residential property
HD735 For legislation to authorize the Department of Telecommunications and Cable and the Department of Public Utilities to regulate the use of double utility poles
HD736 Relative to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related condition protection of employees and job applicants
HD740 Relative to the practice of acupuncture for the treatment of certain pain
SD743 For legislation relative to language opportunity for our kids.
HD758 To prohibit the distribution in commerce of children's products and upholstered furniture containing certain flame retardants, and for other purposes
HD763 Relative to health clubs and the use and deployment of defibrillators
HD764 For legislation to prohibit discrimination in the issuance of group or individual disability, accident or sickness insurance policies
SD765 For legislation relative to the compostion of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
HD768 Relative to the deposit of certain fines into the Victims of Human Trafficking Trust Fund
HD771 Relative to the payment of fair share provisions of employees choosing not to join a union
HD774 For legislation to authorize the acquisition of land for the development and construction of an underground railroad, and a civil rights and black heritage museum in the city of Springfield
HD777 Relative to insurance coverage for colorectal cancer screenings and breast cancer screenings
HD780 Relative to providing smoking cessation programs for certain police officers and fire fighters
HD789 Relative to the effect of certain behavioral health disorders on certain disability insurance policies
HD792 For legislation require county and state correctional facilities to provide substance abuse services to certain inmates
HD822 Relative to payments for psychological services provided by MassHealth
HD840 Relative to creating higher education opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and other developmental disabilities
HD868 For legislation to promote municipal collaboration and regionalization throughout the Commonwealth
HD874 Relative to the donations of leftover food by restaurants and cafeterias
HD890 For legislation to allow individuals to institute and prosecute a civil action for injunctive relief for violation of laws relative to meal breaks for employees
HD901 For legislation to prohibit the use of procedures which cause physical pain or deny a reasonable humane existence to persons with disabilities
SD964 For legislation to support educational opportunity for all.
HD966 Relative to extending the statute of limitations for incest
SD1016 For legislation to promote higher education among employees of human services provider organizations
HD1023 To preserve affordable health coverage for residents of the Commonwealth
HD1027 For legislation to provide equal access to evaluations for children with disabilities
HD1029 For legislation to establish safeguards to prevent death and disability from stroke
HD1041 Relative to access to health insurance for human service providers and their employees
SD1043 For legislation relative to the workforce competitiveness trust fund
SD1045 For legislation relative to the workforce competitiveness trust fund
HD1046 For legislation to update the contraceptive coverage equity law to require insurance carriers to provide all contraceptive methods without a co-pay
HD1097 Relative to providing continuing health insurance coverage for surviving children of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty
HD1107 For legislation to compare total health care spending with projected single payer health care system spending
HD1119 For legislation to establish a student loan repayment pilot program to be administered by the Board of Higher Education for licensed social workers
HD1142 For legislation to require the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to encourage media literacy education
SD1143 For legislation to stop educator sexual abuse, misconduct and exploitation
SD1149 For legislation relative to governmental and charitable tort liability
HD1151 For legislation to establish a single-payer health insurance trust fund
HD1152 For legislation to allow teachers currently employed and receiving compensation to serve on the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
HD1173 Relative to protecting consumers of gas and electricity from paying for leaked and unaccounted for gas
HD1187 An Act requiring audiovisual recordings of certain police interrogations
HD1188 That the Commissioner of Insurance be directed to make a bi-annual investigation relative to flood insurance rates
HD1189 For legislation to prohibit the sale of tobacco products at certain health care institutions
HD1190 Relative to the storage and dissemination of certain public records in an electronic format
HD1200 Relative to the classification and punishment for certain offenses in the commonwealth
HD1220 That the Division of Medical Assistance provide coverage for residential habilitation services for individuals age sixty or older
HD1234 Relative to tax havens
HD1238 For legislation to enhance safety and security in courthouses
HD1242 Relative to hydraulic fracturing wastewater
HD1245 Relative to non-coal earth products mining zoning regulations
SD1250 For legislation relative to an employee protection act.
HD1304 Relative to taxes levied on residents for the purpose of funding a natural gas pipeline
HD1322 For legislation to exempt employees of a public school districts from fees associated with background checks
HD1323 Relative to confining animals in a motor vehicle
HD1370 For legislation to strengthen the enforcement of certain dog laws
HD1387 Relative to the residency requirements of fire and police personnel
SD1423 For legislation to establish pay equity.
HD1450 Relative to the jurisdiction of the courts within the Housing Court Department
HD1452 Relative to insurance coverage for mammograms and magnetic resonance imaging
HD1477 Relative to expanding eligibility for diversion to treatment for criminal offenders
HD1489 Relative to providing protection from child enticement
SD1491 For legislation to reform pretrial process.
HD1492 For legislation to require training for police and correction officers interacting with persons with autism spectrum disorders
HD1505 Relative to gas leak repairs during road projects
HD1533 Relative to the earned income credit for working families
HD1565 For legislation to grant public employee retirement rights to certain persons providing educational services to special need students
HD1591 Relative to descendants email access and procedures
HD1595 Relative to spouses under the definition of family members serving as paid caregivers
HD1612 Relative to exempting veterans from the standard registration fee for veterans license plates
HD1626 Relative to line-of-duty death and survivor benefits for police officers and fire fighters
HD1674 Relative to providing care and comfort for the terminally ill
HD1679 For legislation to establish the Department of Mental Health as the oversight agency for the mental health system within the state prison system
HD1684 An Act related to unfunded mandates on public schools
HD1698 Relative to establishing a foreign language education seal of biliteracy for students
SD1762 For legislation relative to universal early education and full-day kindergarten.
HD1765 Relative to penalties for the crime of female genital mutilation
HD1776 For legislation to update penalties and protect electronic privacy
HD1833 For legislation to prevent wage theft and promote employer accountability
HD1834 For legislation to support the transition to adult services for persons with disabilities
HD1852 That the Department of Environmental Protection be notified by manufacturers of products containing toxic chemicals
SD1853 An Act establishing a family and medical leave and temporary disability leave insurance program
HD1857 For legislation to establish within the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security an interagency council on management of adult and juvenile sexual offenders
HD1862 For legislation to authorize municipalities to assess certain taxes for financing regional transportation needs and investments
SD1874 For legislation to increase neighborhood safety and opportunity
HD1893 Relative to rendering the criminal and civil justice systems accessible to victims of sexual violence
HD1906 For legislation to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities
HD1921 Relative to eliminating mandatory minimum sentences related to drug offenses
HD1935 For legislation to prevent trafficking in ivory and rhino horns
HD1946 For legislation to create a loan repayment program for direct care human service workers
HD1948 Relative to the electronic publication of certain legal notices
HD1969 For legislation to improve the collection and analysis of data relative to traffic stops
HD1988 For the adoption of resolutions memorializing the Congress of the United States to convene a Constitutional Convention to consider amendments to the Constitution to limit the influence of money in our political system
HD2015 For legislation to prohibit the sale to minors of electronic devices used to deliver liquid nicotine vapor
HD2042 For legislation to decriminalize certain non-violent demonstrations by students
HD2050 Relative to net metering by utility companies
HD2070 For legislation to establish a task force to identify and review state laws, regulations, and administrative directives that prescribe requirements for school districts
HD2072 For legislation to address workplace bullying, mobbing, and harrassment, without regard to protected class status
HD2073 For legislation to collect data regarding the use of solitary confinement
HD2089 For legislation to promote the use of restorative justice practices
HD2111 Relative to disclosures by individuals or entities making independent expenditures for electioneering communications
HD2115 Relative to the training of persons supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
HD2116 Relative to health insurance for surviving spouses under the retirement law
HD2126 Relative to protecting puppies and kittens
HD2130 For legislation to protect bicyclists in bicycle lanes
HD2137 For legislation to define and further protect vulnerable persons on the roads of the Commonwealth
HD2308 For legislation to expunge the records of persons falsely accused and juveniles.
HD2330 For legislation to authorize income tax filers to make voluntary contributions to the Massachusetts Cultural Development Fund on their annual income tax returns
HD2332 For legislation to limit the time that former employees must wait before being employed by a competitor
HD2368 Relative to access to child and adolescent mental health services
HD2373 Relative to granting equal access to original birth certificates
HD2380 Relative to prohibiting the solitary confinement of inmates twenty-one years of age or younger
HD2382 An Act Strengthening the Massachusetts Home Care Program
HD2392 Relative to improving disclosure of electioneering communications reports
HD2433 For legislation to further define standards of employee safety
HD2436 Relative to sexual health education
HD2444 Relative to increasing pension benefits for certain retired teachers and public employees
HD2456 Relative to stabilizing the Commonwealth’s nursing facilities
HD2462 Relative to the retirement benefits of certain employees of the Department of Transitional Assistance and the Department of Housing and Community Development
HD2470 For legislation to promote accessibility and affordability of behavioral health and substance abuse services for recipients of MassHealth
HD2474 Relative to public employees' workers compensation benefits
HD2476 For legislation to establish secure choice retirement savings plan
HD2592 Relative to the use of solitary confinement in correctional facilities
HD2653 For legislation to establish a live theater tax credit program
HD2673 Relative to expanding the special education reimbursement program to include transportation costs
HD2685 Relative to the employment of retired fire fighters as training instructors by the Department of Fire Services
HD2741 For legislation to provide emergency aid to certain elderly and disabled residents
HD2747 An Act relative to stipends for interns of the General Court
HD2753 For legislation relative to the installation of approved smoke detectors in certain residential buildings and structures
HD2766 Relative to the installation of approved smoke detectors in certain residential buildings and structures
HD2782 Relative to further regulating health care costs and the dispensing of controlled substances
HD2802 Relative to pay equity
HD2814 Relative to leave with pay for incapacitated officers and employees of cities, towns and districts
HD2818 Relative to administering the medical assistance programs
HD2824 Relative to promoting access to accurate medical information
HD2907 That the Division of Professional Licensure amend the Uniform State Plumbing Code and associated regulations to include a category of agricultural buildings and operations
HD2917 For legislation to establish pilot programs for universal pre-kindergarten in gateway cities and other low-income neighborhoods or communities
HD2931 Relative governmental and charitable tort liability in civil actions for sexual abuse of a minor
HD2941 Relative to certified professional midwives
HD2975 Relative to training of elder services workers in dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
HD2979 Relative to scholarship programs for children of veterans and public officers
HD2988 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) of the services and communications received by victims of violent crimes
HD2997 Relative to the criteria for the release of terminally ill inmates to alternative locations of confinement
HD2998 For legislation to create a program to reduce childhood obesity by assessing a tax on candies, confectionaries and soft drinks
HD3022 For legislation to limit fees charged by cashers of checks, drafts or money orders
HD3036 Relative to anesthesia insurance coverage for children hospitalized for dental treatment
HD3070 Relative to the penalty for the transmission of indecent visual depictions by persons less than eighteen years
HD3072 Relative to gender identity and access to public accommodations
HD3114 For legislation to develop a high quality pre-kindergarten education grant program
HD3156 For legislation to reform pretrial processes
HD3158 For legislation to increase access to mental health services
HD3165 Relative to strengthening and expanding affordable, quality higher education opportunities for residents of the Commonwealth
HD3174 Relative to requiring insurance carriers to recognize nurse midwives as participating providers
HD3178 For legislation to provide access to training for school personnel in public schools and charter schools in the administration of epi-pens, so-called
HD3202 Relative to the protection of the mental and physical health of minors from sexual orientation and/or gender identity change efforts
HD3216 For legislation to provide for the rapid deployment of qualified nurses
HD3227 Relative to the parole process
HD3255 An Act relative to strengthening background checks
HD3268 Relative to the evaluation of the frequency and outcome of contacts between juveniles of various racial and ethnic categories and law enforcement and court personnel and other Commonwealth officials
HD3287 Relative to continuing education and licensing of elevator mechanics
HD3298 Relative to establishing a right to counsel in certain eviction cases
HD3316 For legislation relative to the asset forfeiture of child pornography
HD3343 For legislation to mandate health insurance coverage for certain brain injury rehabilitation
HD3414 For legislation to direct the Attorney General to provide for a study of the methodology used to promulgate new flood insurance rate maps through the National Flood Insurance Program
HD3425 For legislation to increase neighborhood safety and opportunity by enhancing the enforcement and penalties for violations of the controlled substances laws
HD3435 For legislation to exempt disabled veterans from motor vehicle registration fees on primary passenger vehicles
HD3439 Relative to the collective bargaining rights for employees of the Committee on Public Counsel Services
HD3463 For the establishment of a Massachusetts 2024 commission on the summer Olympic games
HD3487 For legislation to increase access to vaccines
HD3493 For legislation to expand coverage and access to behavioral health services
HD3531 Relative to the open meeting law
HD3554 Relative to child sexual abuse prevention education in elementary and secondary schools

Ken Gordon enters his first elected office in 2013, but public service is no stranger to him. Mr. Gordon served his community on the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Cultural Council, among other volunteer activities. He has been heavily involved with the local schools, volunteering to assist the math program at Davis School for two years., and formerly serving in the high school’s All-Night Graduation Party.

He has been a lawyer for 21 years, and the last dozen he has specialized in representing employees who suffer discrimination or wrongful termination at the workplace. In addition, he represents small business in disputes in court. He has managed his own practice in that time, having begun his career at established Boston law firms Parker, Coulter, Daley & White and Perkins, Smith & Cohen.

Before he was a lawyer, Mr. Gordon wrote sports for several local and national newspapers. After completing an internship with the Boston Globe, he headed for Florida where he covered the University of Miami ‘s championship football teams, among other assignments. It was there that he won national and state-wide recognition for his stories about misbehaving sports agents. Encouraged by friends at the university, he returned to Boston and attended law school, intending to begin a career as a sports agent. After representing several high profile hockey players in New England, including some members of the Boston Bruins as their attorney, he decided instead to focus on employment issues involving people with more traditional jobs. He has remained a plaintiff’s employment lawyer since that time.

Personal Information

Profession: Lawyer
Spouse: Breena Daniell
Children: 2
Religion: Jewish
Pets: 1 dog, Yoshi, several fish and my son has two lizards. I think their names are Speedy and Sticky. The fish are yet unnamed
Interests: Music, including Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band. The Red Sox when they are not breaking our hearts. Dining on my wife’s wonderful cooking. Bicycling in metro-west to work. Sharing time with my family and friends.

Career Highlights

  • Helped a group of three women in N.H. to the largest settlement of a sexual harassment lawsuit at that time.
  • Won a multi-million judgment against the FDIC on behalf of a group of investors.
  • Former Section Council, Labor & Employment division, Massachusetts Bar Association.
  • Former sportswriter, The Palm Beach Post & Evening Times, affiliated with Boston Globe & Sporting News

Education & Public Service

  • De Facto Chair, New England Regional Conference of the National Employment Lawyers Assn.
  • Suffolk University, Law Journal, graduated Cum Laude, JD.
  • Northeastern University, BA, Travelli Scholarship (graduated with honors)
  • Vice-Chairman of Bedford Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Chairman of Bedford Cultural Council
  • Co-Manager, Destination Imagination
  • Former committee member, All Night Graduation Party
  • Represenative Ken Gordon and Breena

  • Represenative Ken Gordon and Family

  • Representative Ken Gordon and Senator Kenneth Donnelly

  • Representative Ken Gordon and family at a Red Sox game

Twenty-first Middlesex, Consisting of Bedford; Burlington; Wilmington: Precinct 3