Peter J. Durant Representative

R Spencer
Peter J. Durant


State House
Room 33
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2060
Bill Docket Bill Title
HD369 An Act establishing the genetic engineering transparency food and seed labeling act
HD469 Relative to Lyme disease treatment health insurance coverage
HD502 For legislation to establish an emergency responder yellow dot program
HD529 Relative to the apportioning of electoral votes by Congressional district
HD545 Relative to the definition of gender identity as it applies to lawfully segregated facilities
SD638 For legislation to establish a motorcycle safety fund.
HD750 Relative to workers' compensation to persons with permanent and total injuries
HD772 For legislation to adopt national education standards
HD806 Relative to establishing a special commission to study the effects of unfunded mandates on municipalities
HD1153 For legislation to create a transitional aid to families with dependent children career pathways trust fund
HD1341 For legislation to exempt the deliberation of public bodies at town meeting from the open meeting law
HD1438 Relative to the costs imposed upon the municipal and district ratepayers due to public drinking water, wastewater and stormwater systems capital upgrades
HD1594 For legislation to prohibit partial birth abortions
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
HD1698 Relative to establishing a foreign language education seal of biliteracy for students
HD1704 For legislation to establish a Commonwealth underutilized building repair fund within the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency
HD1776 For legislation to update penalties and protect electronic privacy
HD1991 Relative to penalties for the unauthorized sale of veterans' grave markers
HD2071 Relative to the organization of limited liability companies
HD2183 For an investigation by a special commission of the feasibility of replacing the defined benefit pension plan for public employees with a defined contribution plan for future employees
HD2185 For legislation to prohibit certain abortions
HD2187 For legislation to repeal the estate tax
HD2194 For legislation to eliminate privatization contracts
HD2209 Relative to the definition of low and moderate income housing
HD2246 For legislation to establish a civilian conservation corps promoting community service by the long-term unemployed
HD2293 Relative to information included with municipal tax bills
HD2349 Relative to the estate tax code
HD2354 For legislation to authorize the Suggestions Awards Board within the Executive Office for Administration and Finance to offer certain financial awards to citizens for suggestions reducing the cost of government
HD2456 Relative to stabilizing the Commonwealth’s nursing facilities
HD2470 For legislation to promote accessibility and affordability of behavioral health and substance abuse services for recipients of MassHealth
HD2477 Relative to protecting Department of Children and Families social workers’ home addresses
HD2562 Relative to commercial use of hoisting equipment
HD2563 Relative to income tax exemptions for active duty members of the armed forces
HD2564 Relative to the authority of parents to exempt their children from a certain standardized exam known as the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) exam
HD2566 Relative to personal use of hoisting equipment
HD2567 Relative to veterans preference for public housing
HD2704 Relative to enhancing the educational opportunities for expectant and parenting students
HD2837 For legislation to provide for increased transparency in the prevailing wage
HD2853 For legislation relative to setting the prevailing wage rate
HD2999 An Act relative to sex offender notification
HD3002 An Act prohibiting the sale of electronic cigarettes to persons under the age of 18
HD3009 Relative to the minimum corporate tax
HD3014 Relative to the schedule of payment of estimated corporate taxes
HD3019 For legislation to authorize school bus drivers to administer epinephrine to children suffering from allergic reactions
HD3124 An Act relative to equitable parking for motorcycles
HD3160 Relative to insurance payments for use of ambulance services
HD3233 For legislation to require the teaching of civics in public schools
HD3311 Relative to the implementation or use of partnership for assessment for readiness for college and career assessments
HD3364 For legislation to provide a waiver of fees to veterans at public institutions of higher learning
HD3405 For legislation to increase the annual stipend for members of the Commonwealth’s hazardous material response teams
HD3529 Relative to financial literacy programs in schools
HD3549 For legislation to require the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to develop a civic education curriculum to be included within the history and/or social science curriculum

Peter Durant was elected to the House of Representatives in a special election on May 10th 2011 after his first race for the seat in November of 2010 ended in a tie. He began his public service career as a member of the Spencer Finance Committee in 1999 and served as that Board's chairman for three years before being elected to the Spencer Selectboard in 2006.

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator/Consultant
Spouse: Lisa

Education & Public Service

  • Northeastern University, BS in Political Science 2007
  • Florida Institute of Technology, AS Underwater Technology 1984
  • MA House Represenatives 2011- Present
  • Spencer Finance Committee 1999-2006
  • Spencer Board of Selectmen 2006-2011 Chair 2008-2009
  • Representative Durant speaking at Charlton’s Memorial Day Ceremony with the veteran color guard in the background

  • Representative Durant speaking in front of the Civil War Memorial in Charlton

  • Representative Durant and Charlton Board of Selectmen Chair David Singer march in Charlton’s Memorial Day parade

  • Representative Durant and Charlton Board of Selectmen Chair David Singer speak with a veteran at the Memorial Day Ceremony in Charlton

  • Representative Durant and fellow State Representatives Richard Bastien, Ryan Fattman, and James Lyons join constituents for a community dinner

Sixth Worcester, Consisting of Charlton: Precincts 1, 2, 3; Dudley; Southbridge; Spencer: Precinct 1.