Daniel A. Wolf Senator

D Harwich
Daniel A. Wolf

Addresses

State House
Room 405
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-1570
Fax: 617-722-1271
Email: Daniel.Wolf@masenate.gov
District Office
Hyannis, MA
Phone: 508-775-0162
Bill Docket Bill Title
SD15 For legislation to ensure parity for mental health and substance abuse treatment
SD194 For legislation to establish a comprehensive adaptation management plan in response to climate change
SD235 For legislation relative to patient safety
SD285 For legislation to combat climate change.
SD307 For legislation to establish civil and criminal penalties for the female genital mutilation of minors.
SD310 For legislation to further define standards of employee safety.
SD311 For legislation to remove the restrictions on the licenses of nurse practitioners and certified registered nurse anesthetists as recommended by the Institute of Medicine and the Federal Trade Commission
SD334 For legislation to protect trade secrets and eliminate non-compete agreements
SD337 For legislation relative to insurance coverage for pervasive developmental disorders
SD352 For legislation to improve the earned income tax credit for working families
SD396 For legislation to invest in our communities and tax exemptions.
SD398 For legislation relative to equal access to public places regardless of gender identity.
SD435 For legislation to create a transitional aid to families with dependent children career pathways trust fund
SD580 For legislation to improve literacy skills
SD625 For legislation relative to public investment in fossil fuels.
SD626 For legislation to authorize the sale of farmer-distiller products at farmers’ markets
SD633 For legislation relative to home energy efficiency.
SD670 For legislation to sustain community preservation revenue
SD671 For legislation relative to the collective bargaining rights for employees of the Committee for Public Counsel Services
SD673 For legislation to prevent wage theft and promote employer accountability
SD809 For legislation relative to the judicial enforcement of noncompetition agreements
SD824 For legislation relative to the pooling of tips.
SD831 For legislation to strengthen the Massachusetts home care program.
SD878 For legislation to improve vocational training opportunities for unemployed workers
SD945 Relative to the powers and duties of regional school districts
SD964 For legislation to support educational opportunity for all.
SD985 For legislation relative to Lyme Disease treatment coverage
SD996 For legislation to establish Medicare for all in Massachusetts
SD1001 For legislation to promote restorative justice practices
SD1026 For legislation to update privacy protections for personal electronic information.
SD1043 For legislation relative to the workforce competitiveness trust fund
SD1045 For legislation relative to the workforce competitiveness trust fund
SD1110 For legislation to improve the earned income credit for working families
SD1129 For legislation to ensure an adequate living wage.
SD1131 For legislation to create patient choice and education in the dispensing of opiate drugs.
SD1150 For legislation relative to equitable health care pricing
SD1204 For legislation relative to the earned income tax credit
SD1273 For legislation to protect temporary workers’ unemployment benefits
SD1285 For legislation to establish community benefit districts
SD1313 An Act to establish a commission to study the feasibility of creating and funding a universal children's savings account
SD1362 For legislation relative to student sex education.
SD1369 For legislation relative to the tipped minimum wage
SD1423 For legislation to establish pay equity.
SD1441 For legislation to stabilize the commonwealth’s nursing facilities.
SD1491 For legislation to reform pretrial process.
SD1531 For legislation relative to net metering
SD1640 For legislation relative to create an innovative communities program.
SD1720 For legislation to ensure the well being of all children in the commonwealth.
SD1739 For legislation relative to responsible stewardship by drug manufacturers.
SD1749 For legislation to improve educational outcomes for children in the Commonwealth from birth through school age.
SD1770 For legislation to repeal mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenses.
SD1779 For legislation relative to universal pre-kindergarten access.
SD1829 For legislation to establish fair scheduling for employees in the Commonwealth
SD1853 An Act establishing a family and medical leave and temporary disability leave insurance program
SD1874 For legislation to increase neighborhood safety and opportunity
HD3225 An Act relative to retirement benefits for natural resource officers
H.144 HD1019 By Mr. Crighton of Lynn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 144) of Brendan P. Crighton and others relative to the establishment of community benefit districts in cities and towns. Community Development and Small Businesses.
H.245 HD1785 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 245) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to small brewers of alcoholic beverages. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.336 HD1467 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 336) of Tackey Chan and others relative to promoting child development and school-readiness. Education.
H.448 HD2436 By Messrs. O'Day of West Boylston and Brodeur of Melrose, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 448) of James J. O'Day, Paul Brodeur and others relative to sexual health education. Education.
H.716 HD2259 By Mr. Madden of Nantucket, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 716) of Timothy R. Madden and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) of the effects of coastal and ocean acidification and its existing and potential effects on species that are commercially harvested and grown along the coast of the Commonwealth. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.734 HD1773 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 734) of Sarah K. Peake and others relative to shellfish reefs and water quality. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.752 HD496 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 752) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to provide for the establishment of a comprehensive adaptation management plan in response to climate change. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.784 HD764 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 784) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to prohibit discrimination in the issuance of group or individual disability, accident or sickness insurance policies. Financial Services.
H.901 HD469 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 901) of David Paul Linsky and others relative to Lyme disease treatment health insurance coverage. Financial Services.
H.930 HD501 By Mr. Pignatelli of Lenox, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 930) of William Smitty Pignatelli and others relative to expands health insurance coverage for certain acupuncture services, diagnosis and treatment and establishing a commission to investigate the potential for better integrated use of acupuncture services. Financial Services.
H.965 HD1107 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 965) of Jennifer E. Benson and others for legislation to compare total health care spending with projected single payer health care system spending. Health Care Financing.
H.1066 HD1153 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1066) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to create a transitional aid to families with dependent children career pathways trust fund. Higher Education.
H.1111 HD3173 By Representative Honan of Boston and Senator Eldridge, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1111) of Kevin G. Honan and others for legislation to establish a small-scale housing development demonstration program within the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development. Housing.
H.1429 HD3425 By Ms. Keefe of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1429) of Mary S. Keefe and others for legislation to increase neighborhood safety and opportunity by enhancing the enforcement and penalties for violations of the controlled substances laws. The Judiciary.
H.1530 HD1765 By Representative Peake of Provincetown and Senator Brownsberger, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1530) of Sarah K. Peake and others relative to penalties for the crime of female genital mutilation. The Judiciary.
H.1584 HD3156 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1584) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to reform pretrial processes. The Judiciary.
H.1656 HD1450 By Mr. Walsh of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1656) of Chris Walsh and others relative to the jurisdiction of the courts within the Housing Court Department. The Judiciary.
H.1660 HD204 By Mr. Whelan of Brewster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1660) of Timothy R. Whelan and others for legislation to prohibit sex offenders from employment or volunteer status at camps for children. The Judiciary.
H.1698 HD1301 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1698) of Marjorie C. Decker and others relative to employment and job training. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1701 HD2332 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1701) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others for legislation to limit the time that former employees must wait before being employed by a competitor. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1702 HD2648 By Ms. Farley-Bouvier of Pittsfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1702) of Tricia Farley-Bouvier and others relative to the minimum wage employers are required to pay tipped employees. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1707 HD1922 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1707) of Sean Garballey and others relative to benefits for permanent functional loss and disfigurement under the workers' compensation law. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1737 HD3305 By Representatives Malia of Boston and Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1737) of Elizabeth A. Malia, Sean Garballey and others for legislation to ensure the payment of at least a living wage to all employees. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1748 HD1833 By Representatives Michlewitz of Boston and Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1748) of Aaron Michlewitz, Kate Hogan and others for legislation to prevent wage theft and promote employer accountability. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1773 HD2835 By Mr. Ultrino of Malden, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1773) of Steven Ultrino and others for legislation to establish a living wage for employees of certain retail stores and fast food restaurants. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1958 HD678 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1958) of Denise C. Garlick and others relative to the maximum number of patients assigned to a registered nurses or hospital care attendants. Public Health.
H.2031 HD1767 By Representatives Peake of Provincetown and Ferrante of Gloucester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2031) of Sarah K. Peake and others for legislation to increase power plant safety preparedness by the Department of Public Health to twenty miles. Public Health.
H.2083 HD2940 By Mr. Walsh of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2083) of Chris Walsh and others for legislation to limit the prescription of controlled substances to an amount necessary for seventy-two hours of medically legitimate treatment. Public Health.
H.2167 HD1752 By Representatives Peake of Provincetown and Ferrante of Gloucester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2167) of Sarah K. Peake and others for legislation to direct the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency to assess and report on the preparedness plans for a radiological accident at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station and Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2313 HD2444 By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2313) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and others relative to increasing pension benefits for certain retired teachers and public employees. Public Service.
H.2479 HD1533 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2479) of Marjorie C. Decker and others relative to the earned income credit for working families. Revenue.
H.2547 HD2330 By Mr. Hunt of Sandwich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2547) of Randy Hunt and others for legislation to authorize income tax filers to make voluntary contributions to the Massachusetts Cultural Development Fund on their annual income tax returns. Revenue.
H.2587 HD2943 By Representative Kulik of Worthington and Senator Creem, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2587) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to further regulate expenditures for mortgages from the Community Preservation Trust Fund. Revenue.
H.2603 HD95 By Mr. Madden of Nantucket, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2603) of Timothy R. Madden and others relative to regulating sewer betterment assessments. Revenue.
H.2645 HD1749 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2645) of Sarah K. Peake and others that cities and towns be authorized to include "transient accommodations" under the room occupancy excise tax. Revenue.
H.2668 HD3007 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2668) of Denise Provost and others for the imposition of a tax on certain private institutions of higher learning for the purpose of establishing a separate fund to be known as the educational opportunity for all trust fund. Revenue.
H.2700 HD1687 By Mr. Whelan of Brewster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2700) of Timothy R. Whelan, Sarah K. Peake and Daniel A. Wolf (by vote of the town) relative to the application of the local option room occupancy excise tax in the town of Brewster. Revenue. [Local Approval Received.]
H.2793 HD3449 By Mr. Moran of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2793) of Michael J. Moran and others for legislation to designate June sixteenth as domestic workers’ rights day. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2985 HD1650 By Representative Farley-Bouvier of Pittsfield and Senator Jehlen, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2985) of Tricia Farley-Bouvier and others relative to junior operator's licenses. Transportation.
H.3060 HD1761 By Representative Peake of Provincetown and Senator Chandler, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3060) of Sarah K. Peake and others for legislation to authorize regional transit authorities to establish enterprise funds. Transportation.
H.3127 HD1988 By Representative Atkins of Concord and Senator Eldridge, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3127) of Cory Atkins and others 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. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3242 HD369 By Representatives Story of Amherst and Smola of Warren, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3242) of Ellen Story and others relative to the labeling of genetically engineered food. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.

Dan Wolf is the first-term State Senator from the Cape and Islands, one of the most unusual legislative districts in the country, stretching from the far tip of Provincetown across 11 Cape towns plus much of the Town of Barnstable and all of the islands of Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and Gosnold. He was elected in November, 2010, after his first campaign. This is his first elected position.

The Senator’s family roots are in Philadelphia. He came to the Cape in his first year of life, and grew up summering along the shores of Pleasant Bay. With four siblings, a father who is a successful business entrepreneur, and a mother who is a professor of American history, family conversations around the dinner table were always spirited, and often political. Senator Wolf attended Germantown Friends School for 13 years; Quaker values and education shaped his worldview.

After graduating from Wesleyan University in Middletown Connecticut in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in political science, the Senator combined his passions: Cape Cod and airplanes. He earned his private pilot license at the Chatham Municipal Airport and then his commercial pilot and flight instructor certificates while in Hyannis. After working as a community and union organizer in the Boston area, he returned to the Cape in the mid-1980s to manage the Chatham Municipal Airport, where he worked as a flight instructor and aircraft mechanic.

In 1988, Senator Wolf and a handful of others founded what would become Cape Air and Nantucket Airlines. They began with one airplane, and one route – Provincetown to Boston. Twenty years later, Cape Air is one of the largest independent regional airlines in the country, serving 40 communities and 700,000 passengers annually with service in regions as diverse as Key West, rural Missouri, and Guam. Cape Air employs nearly 1000 people, one of the largest employers in the region. Headquarters remain in Hyannis.

In 1995, in keeping with the Senator’s principles of marrying sound business and fair equity, Cape Air became an employee-owned company. Cape Air also has earned recognition as one of the most philanthropic companies in southeastern Massachusetts. In addition, the company is an environmental leader and has initiated a comprehensive Greening Initiative. The cornerstone is one of the largest photovoltaic systems in southeastern Massachusetts, which provides 100 percent of electricity used in the company’s 50,000-square-foot administration and maintenance headquarters.

Senator Wolf believes that his strong business, philanthropic, and environmental background, coupled with his equally strong belief that our economy should serve the core beliefs of our citizens rather than define our direction, will help him represent the Cape and Islands well.

He and his wife Heidi Schuetz have lived in the same house in Harwich for 23 years, raising three daughters. Two have graduated from Nauset Regional High School; their youngest will graduate this year.

Personal Information

Profession: Airline Executive, Founder & CEO of Cape Air
Spouse: Heidi Schuetz
Children: 3
Pets: One dog, two cats
Interests: Biking

Career Highlights

  • Community and Union Organizer, Boston
  • Aircraft mechanic and pilot
  • Manager, Chatham Airport
  • Founded Cape Air in 1988; Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Education & Public Service

  • Germantown Friends School, Philadelphia, PA 1975
  • Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT B.A. Political Science, 1980
  • Aircraft Mechanics School
  • Stewardship Council, Massachusetts Dept of Conservation and Recreation
  • Federal Reserve Bank, New England Advisory Council Member
  • Co-Chair, The Cape Cod Business Roundtable
  • Board Member, The Association to Preserve Cape Cod; Chair of Board, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce
Cape and Islands -- Consisting of the towns of Barnstable, Brewster, Chatham, Dennis, Eastham, Harwich, Mashpee, Orleans, Provincetown, Truro, Wellfleet and Yarmouth in the county of Barnstable; the towns of Aquinnah, Chilmark, Edgartown, Gosnold, Oak Bluffs, Tisbury and West Tisbury in the county of Dukes; and the town of Nantucket in the county of Nantucket.