Legislative Leadership


Photo of Stanley C. Rosenberg

Stanley C. Rosenberg

Office of the President Amherst (D)
The President of the Senate is elected by the members of the body to lead the Senate and set the agenda and priorities for the session. Once elected, the President of the Senate sets the session calendar of legislation to be considered, presides over sessions, interprets rules, answers Parliamentary questions and inquiries, and preserves order and decorum of the Chamber.
Senator Stanley C. Rosenberg currently serves as President of the Massachusetts Senate. He was elected by his colleagues to that position in January, 2015. First elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1987, he was elected to the Senate in 1991 and most recently served as Senate Majority Leader. Senator Rosenberg represents the Hampshire, Franklin & Worcester District, which consists of 24 cities and towns in the Pioneer Valley and North Quabbin regions of Massachusetts.
Photo of Harriette L. Chandler Harriette L. Chandler Majority Leader Worcester (D) Photo of Marc R. Pacheco Marc R. Pacheco President Pro Tempore Taunton (D) Photo of Cynthia S. Creem Cynthia S. Creem Assistant Majority Leader Newton (D) Photo of Mark C. Montigny Mark C. Montigny Assistant Majority Leader New Bedford (D) Photo of Kenneth J. Donnelly Kenneth J. Donnelly Senate Majority Whip Arlington (D) Photo of Michael J. Rodrigues Michael J. Rodrigues Assistant Majority Whip Westport (D) Photo of Karen E. Spilka Karen E. Spilka Senate Ways and Means Chair Ashland (D) Photo of Bruce E. Tarr Bruce E. Tarr Minority Leader Gloucester (R) Photo of Richard J. Ross Richard J. Ross Assistant Minority Leader Wrentham (R) Photo of Donald F. Humason, Jr. Donald F. Humason, Jr. Minority Whip Westfield (R) Photo of Ryan C. Fattman Ryan C. Fattman Assistant Minority Whip Webster (R) Photo of Viriato M. deMacedo Viriato M. deMacedo Senate Ways & Means Ranking Member Plymouth (R)

House of Representatives

Photo of Robert A. DeLeo

Robert A. DeLeo

Office of the Speaker Winthrop (D)
The House of Representatives is led by the Speaker of the House, who is elected by House members at the beginning of the first year of each two-year session of the General Court.  The Speaker appoints a leadership team comprised of the Speaker pro Tempore, the Majority Floor Leader, Assistant Majority Floor Leader, and Second Assistant Majority Floor Leader.  The Speaker’s appointments are subject to ratification of a majority party caucus vote. The Speaker similarly appoints House committee chairpersons.
Representative Robert A. DeLeo currently serves as Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He was elected to the position in January, 2009. Elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1991, he previously served as Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means. He represents the Nineteenth Suffolk District, including the town of Winthrop and a portion of the city of Revere.
Photo of Ronald Mariano Ronald Mariano Majority Leader Quincy (D) Photo of Patricia A. Haddad Patricia A. Haddad Speaker Pro Tempore Somerset (D) Photo of Byron Rushing Byron Rushing Assistant Majority Leader Boston (South End) (D) Photo of Paul J. Donato Paul J. Donato Second Assistant Majority Leader Medford (D) Photo of Michael J. Moran Michael J. Moran Division Chair Brighton (D) Photo of Louis L. Kafka Louis L. Kafka Division Chair Stoughton (D) Photo of Sarah K. Peake Sarah K. Peake Division Chair Provincetown (D) Photo of Ellen Story Ellen Story Division Chair Amherst (D) Photo of Brian S. Dempsey Brian S. Dempsey House Ways and Means Chair Haverhill (D) Photo of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. Bradley H. Jones, Jr. Minority Leader North Reading (R) Photo of Bradford R. Hill Bradford R. Hill Assistant Minority Leader Ipswich (R) Photo of Elizabeth A. Poirier Elizabeth A. Poirier Second Assistant Minority Leader North Attleborough (R) Photo of Susan Williams Gifford Susan Williams Gifford Third Assistant Minority Leader Wareham (R) Photo of Paul K. Frost Paul K. Frost Third Assistant Minority Leader Auburn (R)