Massachusetts State Senator, Cape & Islands District
Employer / Organization
Nov 03, 2020
May 12, 2020 - Aug 25, 2020
A Massachusetts State Senator serves in the upper house of the bicameral Massachusetts State Legislature. Massachusetts has 40 senators, who each represent one district within the state. Each senator represents about 163,000 constituents from their respective districts. Primary responsibilities of a senator include developing budget packages, making taxation decisions, passing legislation, allocating spending, and redistricting in collaboration with other senators and the house of representatives. Additionally, the senate has the exclusive authority to try officials impeached by the house in addition to authorizing certain executive appointments. Leadership in the senate is guided by the Senate President, who, after being chosen by the majority party caucus and elected by the entire senate body is charged with assigning each senator to various committees and leadership positions. A Massachusetts senator serves a two-year term, with no limit on the number of terms served.