|2021–2022 Massachusetts legislature|
New session started
|January 6, 2021|
Length of term
|Authority||Chapter 1, Massachusetts Constitution|
|Salary||$62,500/year; set to increase every two years equal to the increase in the median salary of Massachusetts. Additional stipends are given to leaders of the majority and minority party.|
| November 3, 2020 |
| November 8, 2022 |
|State Senate Chamber|
Massachusetts State House
The Massachusetts Senate is the upper house of the Massachusetts General Court, the bicameral state legislature of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Senate comprises 40 elected members from 40 single-member senatorial districts in the state. All but one of the districts are named for the counties in which they are located (the "Cape and Islands" district covers Dukes, Nantucket, and parts of Barnstable counties). Senators serve two-year terms, without term limits.The Senate convenes in the Massachusetts State House, in Boston.
The current session is the 192nd General Court, which convened January 6, 2021. It consists of 37 Democrats and 3 Republicans. The President of the Senate is Karen E. Spilka of Ashland. The Senate Minority Leader, from the Republican Party, is Bruce Tarr of Gloucester. The last state general election was on November 3, 2020.
The following are the qualifications to be elected to the Massachusetts Senate:
Democrats hold a supermajority in the Senate.
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
|189th General Court||34||6||40||0|
|190th General Court||0|
|191st General Court||0|
|192nd General Court||37||3||0|
|Latest voting share||92.5%||7.5%|
|President of the Senate||Karen E. Spilka||Ashland||Democratic|
|Minority Leader||Bruce E. Tarr||Gloucester||Republican|
The current standing committees of the Massachusetts Senate are as follows:
|Committee||Chair||Vice Chair||Ranking Minority|
|Bills in the Third Reading|
|Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets|
|Global Warming and Climate Change|
|Personnel and Administration|
|Post Audit and Oversight|
|Steering, Policy and Scheduling|
|Ways and Means|
Current members of the Senate:
|Senator||Party||District||Home town/city||Assumed office|
Michael J. Barrett
|Joseph Boncore||Democratic||1st Suffolk and Middlesex||Winthrop||2016*|
|Michael Brady||Democratic||2nd Plymouth and Bristol||Brockton||2015*|
|Democratic||2nd Suffolk and Middlesex||Belmont||2012*|
Harriette L. Chandler
|Joanne Comerford||Democratic||Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester district||Northampton||2019|
|Democratic||1st Middlesex and Norfolk||Newton||1999|
|Brendan Crighton||Democratic||3rd Essex||Lynn||2018*|
|John Cronin||Democratic||Worcester and Middlesex||Lunenburg||2021|
|Democratic||Cape and Islands||Truro||2017|
|Sal DiDomenico||Democratic||Middlesex and Suffolk||Everett||2010*|
|Democratic||Middlesex and Worcester||Acton||2009|
|Republican||Worcester and Norfolk||Webster||2015|
|Paul Feeney||Democratic||Bristol and Norfolk||Foxborough||2017*|
|Democratic||2nd Essex and Middlesex||Andover||2019|
|Cindy Friedman||Democratic||4th Middlesex||Arlington||2017*|
|Democratic||Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex||Spencer||2015|
|Democratic||Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin, and Hampden||Pittsfield||2017|
|Democratic||Norfolk and Plymouth||Quincy||2011|
|Democratic||1st Hampden and Hampshire||Longmeadow||2015|
|Jason Lewis||Democratic||5th Middlesex||Winchester||2014*|
|Democratic||2nd Bristol and Plymouth||New Bedford||1993|
|Democratic||Plymouth and Barnstable||Falmouth||2020*|
|Republican||Plymouth and Norfolk||Weymouth||2016*|
|Democratic||1st Plymouth and Bristol||Taunton||1993|
|Democratic||Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex||Needham||2019|
|Democratic||1st Bristol and Plymouth||Westport||2011|
|Democratic||Norfolk and Suffolk||Boston||2011|
|Democratic||2nd Middlesex and Norfolk||Ashland||2005|
|Republican||1st Essex and Middlesex||Gloucester||1995|
|Democratic||Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth||Milton||2017|
|Democratic||2nd Hampden and Hampshire||Westfield||2020*|
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