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The Senate is comprised of 40 members, with each Senator elected to represent a district of approximately 159,000 people and each elected for a two-year term. As required by the Massachusetts Constitution, the Senate meets year-round in either formal or informal session to consider legislation. The Massachusetts Senate is led by the President of the Senate who is elected by the members of the body at the beginning of each two-year legislative session. Base salary for each Senator is approximately $66,256

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  • James R. McMahon III
    (Rep)

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    Susan Lynn Moran
    (Dem)

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What are your top two legislative priorities for the next session, and why?

Coping with COVID-19 has resulted in decreased state revenues and increased expenses in unexpected areas. Name two specific steps the state should take to balance the budget.

How is climate change impacting your district? How do you plan to address it?

What would you do to eliminate systemic racism in Massachusetts? In particular, what steps would you take to prevent police violence and promote fairness within the justice system?

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Senator Moran is past Chair of the Falmouth BoS, past Dep Speaker of the CC Assembly of Delegates, the past Pres of C&I Selectmen & Councilors Assoc, the past Falmouth rep to Cape Cod RTA, past Liaison for Falmouth Committees on Energy, Substance Abuse, Cape Cod Coastal Resources Water Collaborative & Falmouth Veteran’s Council, former, Vice-Chair of the Falmouth EDIC, past Chair of the Cape EDIC. She is a long-standing member of C&I Assoc of Realtors. She is a mom of two & grandmom of three.
Looking forward to the upcoming legislative session, my focus as Senator will remain on helping the District through this uniquely challenging crisis, listening to & working with local & regional government officials to foster action on economic empowerment, public safety, climate change, & education issues to implement thoughtful fixes. There is much at stake in the upcoming legislative cycle, an opportunity for much good to be done for many more in the district, our state, & in our country.
In the short-term, we have and will continue to commit to funding our essential services like public safety, elder service, and education as a first step. Simultaneously, we must identify untapped revenue streams as the second step. The 1/12th funding approach must stay in place for now. Even though commercial businesses, non-profits, and municipal agencies are used to planning with yearly budgets, the upside of the 1/12th approach is that it forces fiscal prudence & creative prioritization.
My position on & commitment to the benefits of climate change action is well-documented. In the Plymouth & Barnstable District, we are surrounded by ocean as well as having diverse potable water and watershed characteristics. The potential that exists to align the concerns of business with those of the environment has never been so glaringly obvious & the opportunity never better. In the next legislative session, I will be filing legislation to speed that natural alignment.
I’m proud of the work the House and Senate are doing to affect changes to a system that the people of Massachusetts are asking to be more greatly and transparently scrutinized. I am glad I was able to use my vote to foster some part of that change as well as to fulfill my oath to the people of my district and equally to the leaders of law enforcement in Pembroke, Kingston, Plymouth, Bourne, Sandwich, and Falmouth.