Patricia A. Haddad Speaker Pro Tempore

D Somerset
Patricia A. Haddad


State House
Room 370
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2600
Fax: 617-722-2313
District Office
Town Office Building, Room 11
140 Wood Street
Somerset, MA 02726
Phone: 508-646-2821
Fax: 508-324-0993
Bill Docket Bill Title
SD38 For legislation to protect the rights of custodial and other non-teaching employees of school districts.
HD63 For legislation to designate the month of October as Farm to School Month in the Commonwealth and to strategize opportunities to spread farm-to-school programs statewide
SD162 For legislation relative to the practice of athletic training
SD168 For legislation to authorize the transfer of a certain parcel of land in the city of Taunton.
HD211 For legislation to further regulate the reporting requirements of mortgages secured by residential property
SD229 Lfor legislation relative to recycling
SD231 For legislation to provide funding for clean energy and energy efficiency measures for the Commonwealth
SD234 For legislation relative to the spinal cord injury trust fund
HD286 Relative to the payment and preservation of beds in nursing home facilities for recipients of MassHealth benefits
SD307 For legislation to establish civil and criminal penalties for the female genital mutilation of minors.
SD332 For legislation relative to physical education in public schools
HD359 Relative to establish a structure for qualifying public depositories and establishing rules for collaterizing of public deposits
HD469 Relative to Lyme disease treatment health insurance coverage
SD532 For legislation relative to public safety line of duty benefits
SD533 For legislation to create the Home Works Program
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
SD667 For legislation relative to decommissioning plans for electric generating facilities
HD670 Relative to Medicaid expansion
SD670 For legislation to sustain community preservation revenue
HD757 For legislation to improve public schools and narrow the achievement gap
HD826 For legislation to require coverage for community and home-based behavioral health care services for certain children and adolescents with mental health disorders
HD831 For legislation to authorize municipalities to protect low and moderate income tenants and units of governmentally involved housing
HD840 Relative to creating higher education opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and other developmental disabilities
SD841 For legislation to require automated external defibrillators in schools.
SD892 For legislation to require recordkeeping at public construction worksites in order to protect first responders
HD998 Relative to regional stabilization funds
HD1006 Relative to Title V income tax credit reform of financial aid for homeowners who have incurred costs for the repair or replacement of failed septic systems
HD1041 Relative to access to health insurance for human service providers and their employees
SD1100 For legislation to regulate central service technicians.
HD1133 Relative to the development of economically sound and environmentally progressive solid waste management strategies to improve recycling.
HD1173 Relative to protecting consumers of gas and electricity from paying for leaked and unaccounted for gas
HD1188 That the Commissioner of Insurance be directed to make a bi-annual investigation relative to flood insurance rates
SD1237 For legislation relative to the sanctity of collective bargaining.
HD1267 Relative to establishing multi-disciplinary teams with district attorneys to investigate elder abuse
HD1322 For legislation to exempt employees of a public school districts from fees associated with background checks
HD1381 For legislation to increase the annuities paid to certain disabled veterans and their families
HD1438 Relative to the costs imposed upon the municipal and district ratepayers due to public drinking water, wastewater and stormwater systems capital upgrades
HD1442 For legislation to provide pre-kindergarten education to four year old children meeting specific requirements in gateway cities
HD1469 Relative to the designation of caregivers by certain patients
HD1505 Relative to gas leak repairs during road projects
HD1583 Relative to establishing the Designated Port Area Fund for the improvement of existing commercial and marine industrial infrastructures
HD1584 An Act relative to tax credits for agricultural land
HD1587 Relative to license plate tracking
SD1652 For legislation relative to deeds excise receipts
HD1776 For legislation to update penalties and protect electronic privacy
HD1813 Relative to energy efficiency funds generated by municipal light plants
HD1833 For legislation to prevent wage theft and promote employer accountability
SD1833 For legislation to preserve energy reliability in the Commonwealth
HD1843 An Act relative to designated port areas
HD1892 An Act relative to criminal record checks for referees
HD1995 Relative to rates of compensation payable to counsel
HD2053 For legislation to promote farm viability
HD2060 Relative to access to capital for business growth in economically distressed communities
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
HD2091 Relative to bidding for public construction contracts
HD2118 For legislation to increase the fines for failure to wear a seat belt
HD2207 Relative to social media password privacy for school students
HD2254 Relative to accessible electronic information technology for persons with disabilities
HD2330 For legislation to authorize income tax filers to make voluntary contributions to the Massachusetts Cultural Development Fund on their annual income tax returns
HD2433 For legislation to further define standards of employee safety
HD2444 Relative to increasing pension benefits for certain retired teachers and public employees
HD2456 Relative to stabilizing the Commonwealth’s nursing facilities
HD2477 Relative to protecting Department of Children and Families social workers’ home addresses
HD2559 Relative to property tax abatements for veterans
HD2587 Relative to the registered land in the office of an assistant recorder
HD2741 For legislation to provide emergency aid to certain elderly and disabled residents
HD2765 Relative to the installation of septic tank pipes
HD2782 Relative to further regulating health care costs and the dispensing of controlled substances
HD2802 Relative to pay equity
HD2943 For legislation to further regulate expenditures for mortgages from the Community Preservation Trust Fund
HD2947 Relative to promoting responsible contracting on state construction projects
HD3098 That the the Department of Transportation assess the current status of the transportation system of the Commonwealth
HD3114 For legislation to develop a high quality pre-kindergarten education grant program
HD3135 for legislation to promote offshore wind energy
HD3241 Relative to electronic prescribing of opiates and other controlled substances
HD3298 Relative to establishing a right to counsel in certain eviction cases
HD3301 Relative to merging the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority police department into the department of state police
HD3411 For legislation to establish a family and medical leave and temporary disability leave insurance program for employees
HD3439 Relative to the collective bargaining rights for employees of the Committee on Public Counsel Services
HD3453 Relative to a reduction in fees for motor vehicle veteran registration plates
HD3463 For the establishment of a Massachusetts 2024 commission on the summer Olympic games

By Request
HD828 Relative to distinctive registration plates for firefighters


7/8/2014 - Last update

6/30/2014 - Mental Health Advisory Committee Appendix C - Final Consultant Report 6-30-2014


6/30/2014 - Mental Health Advisory Committee Report FINAL


Representative Pat Haddad represents the people of the Fifth Bristol District which is located on Massachusetts’ South Coast. Her communities include the agrarian town of Dighton, the Fall River suburb of Somerset, the Ocean Grove/Gardners’ Neck neighborhoods of Swansea (Precinct 2) and the city of Taunton’s Weir Village (Ward 6 and Precinct 1A) and a portion of East Taunton (Precinct 4B).

Personal Information

Profession: Educator/Legislator
Spouse: Solomon (Sam)
Children: 2
Pets: 1
Interests: Skiing, Cooking, Leisure Reading

Career Highlights

  • Middle School Health & Fitness Teacher
  • House Chair, Joint Committee on Education (2004-08)
  • House Assistant Majority Whip (2008-2010)

Education & Public Service

  • 1968 - Mount Saint Mary’s Academy
  • 1972 - Bridgewater State University; B.S.
  • 2010 - Massachusetts Maritime Academy; Doctor of Public Administration
  • 1987 to 1991 -Somerset Recreation & Playground Commission
  • 1993 to 2001 - Somerset School Committee (Vice Chair, Chair)
  • 1987 to present - Somerset Democratic Town Committee (Vice Chair, Chair)
  • 2001 to present - Massachusetts House of Representatives
  • Representative Patricia Haddad

  • Representative Patricia Haddad and Representative Byron Rushing

  • Representative Patricia Haddad

Fifth Bristol, Consisting of Dighton; Somerset; Swansea: Precincts 1, 2, 3; Taunton: Ward 6.