Women in leadership roles in the Senate and House of Representatives are at an all-time high for the 2017-2018 legislative session.
Acting Senate President Harriette Chandler
Senator Harriette Chandler (D - Worcester) was elected to the the Massachusetts State Senate in 2001, serving the First Worcester District. She is the first woman from Worcester to ever be elected to the State Senate. She served as a State Representative from 1995-2001 before being elected to the Senate. Senator Chandler previously served as the Senate Majority Whip and Senate Assistant Majority Leader under Senate President Therese Murray before being appointed Senate Majority Leader by Senate President Stan Rosenberg.
Senate Assistant Majority Leader Cynthia Creem
Senator Cynthia Creem (D - Newton), was elected to the Massachusetts State Senate in 1999, serving the First Middlesex and Norfolk District.
Senate Assistant Majority Leader Pat Jehlen
Senate Assistant Majority Whip Joan Lovely
Senate Assistant Majority Whip Linda Dorcena Forry
Speaker Pro Tempore Patricia Haddad
Representative Patricia Haddad (D - Somerset) was first elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 2001, serving the people of the 5th Bristol District. She served as the House Assistant Majority Whip from 2008-2010 under Speaker Robert DeLeo and has held the post of Speaker Pro Tempore since.
First Division Chair Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante
Third Division Chair Representative Sarah Peake
Representative Sarah Peake (D - Provincetown) was first elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 2007, serving the people of the 4th Barnstable District. She served as the House Chairwoman for the Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government before being selected as Third Division Chair.
Second Assistant Minority Leader Representative Elizabeth Poirier
Representative Elizabeth Poirier (R - North Attleborough) was first elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1999, serving the people of the 14th Bristol District. She served as Assistant Minority Whip and Third Assistant Minority Leader before being selected as the Second Assistant Minority Leader under Minority Leader Brad Jones.
Third Assistant Minority Leader Representative Susan Williams Gifford
Representative Susan Williams Gifford (R - Wareham) was first elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 2003, serving the people of the 2nd Plymouth District.