Daniel A. Wolf Senator

D Harwich
Daniel A. Wolf


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
HD95 Relative to regulating sewer betterment assessments
SD194 For legislation to establish a comprehensive adaptation management plan in response to climate change
HD204 For legislation to prohibit sex offenders from employment or volunteer status at camps for children
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
HD369 An Act establishing the genetic engineering transparency food and seed labeling act
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
HD469 Relative to Lyme disease treatment health insurance coverage
HD496 For legislation to provide for the establishment of a comprehensive adaptation management plan in response to climate change
HD501 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
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
HD678 Relative to the maximum number of patients assigned to a registered nurses or hospital care attendants
HD764 For legislation to prohibit discrimination in the issuance of group or individual disability, accident or sickness insurance policies
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
HD1019 Relative to the establishment of community benefit districts in cities and towns
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
HD1107 For legislation to compare total health care spending with projected single payer health care system spending
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
HD1153 For legislation to create a transitional aid to families with dependent children career pathways trust fund
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
HD1301 Relative to employment and job training
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.
HD1450 Relative to the jurisdiction of the courts within the Housing Court Department
HD1467 Relative to promoting child development and school-readiness
SD1491 For legislation to reform pretrial process.
SD1531 For legislation relative to net metering
HD1533 Relative to the earned income credit for working families
SD1640 For legislation relative to create an innovative communities program.
HD1650 Relative to junior operator's licenses
HD1687 (by vote of the town) relative to the application of the local option room occupancy excise tax in the town of Brewster
SD1720 For legislation to ensure the well being of all children in the commonwealth.
SD1739 For legislation relative to responsible stewardship by drug manufacturers.
HD1749 That cities and towns be authorized to include "transient accommodations" under the room occupancy excise tax
SD1749 For legislation to improve educational outcomes for children in the Commonwealth from birth through school age.
HD1752 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
HD1761 For legislation to authorize regional transit authorities to establish enterprise funds
HD1765 Relative to penalties for the crime of female genital mutilation
HD1767 For legislation to increase power plant safety preparedness by the Department of Public Health to twenty miles
SD1770 For legislation to repeal mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenses.
HD1773 Relative to shellfish reefs and water quality
SD1779 For legislation relative to universal pre-kindergarten access.
HD1785 Relative to small brewers of alcoholic beverages
SD1829 For legislation to establish fair scheduling for employees in the Commonwealth
HD1833 For legislation to prevent wage theft and promote employer accountability
SD1853 An Act establishing a family and medical leave and temporary disability leave insurance program
SD1874 For legislation to increase neighborhood safety and opportunity
HD1922 Relative to benefits for permanent functional loss and disfigurement under the workers' compensation law
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
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
HD2436 Relative to sexual health education
HD2444 Relative to increasing pension benefits for certain retired teachers and public employees
HD2648 Relative to the minimum wage employers are required to pay tipped employees
HD2835 For legislation to establish a living wage for employees of certain retail stores and fast food restaurants
HD2940 For legislation to limit the prescription of controlled substances to an amount necessary for seventy-two hours of medically legitimate treatment
HD2943 For legislation to further regulate expenditures for mortgages from the Community Preservation Trust Fund
HD3007 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
HD3156 For legislation to reform pretrial processes
HD3173 For legislation to establish a small-scale housing development demonstration program within the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development
HD3225 An Act relative to retirement benefits for natural resource officers
HD3305 For legislation to ensure the payment of at least a living wage to all employees
HD3425 For legislation to increase neighborhood safety and opportunity by enhancing the enforcement and penalties for violations of the controlled substances laws
HD3449 For legislation to designate June sixteenth as domestic workers’ rights day

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.