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Massachusetts Senate Worcester and Norfolk

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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    Christine Crean

  • Ryan C. Fattman
    (Rep)

Biographical Information

State your relevant background.

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?

Campaign Phone (508) 878-4152
Campaign Email Crean4senate@gmail.com
Thirty five years as a social worker covering the entire district working with each of the fourteen town's police departments, schools and services gives me a unique perspective on the needs of my district. I have been politically active for decades. I am an elected town meeting member. I was chairman of the Milford Democratic Town Committee. I am a Democratic state committee member. I have held various offices in my Union SEIU.
Economic justice for working families. No one should have to have more than one full time job just to feed themselves and put a roof over their head.

Healthcare If Covid-19 has taught us anything, it is that a system that relies on employer health insurance is a flawed system.
Budgets are typically balanced on those who can least afford it. It may not be a direct tax but it may be increased increased fees or hidden taxes that hurt the least that can afford it.

The top 1% should be paying their fair share. also companies are often given tax breaks in advance to come into an area on the hope that there will be a increase in revenue. Companies should receive breaks after demonstrated benefits not based on promises.
I am a environmental advocate and have been for years. I have been endorsed by Renew New England, 350 Mass Action and the Sierra Club.

Oil companies need to realize they are in the energy business not just the fossil fuel business. Renewable energy is an investment that pays for itself. Zoning laws and other restrictions to renewable energy need to be revamped. Renewable energy incentives and initiatives need to be reinforced.
Over the course of my career I have worked with police from different departments on many occasions. I have found the officers who I dealt with to be professional and very supportive. As with any work environment there are those whose behavior compromises the reputation of their coworkers. When an officer uses excessive force, and treats an individual in a way that violates their rights in any way, this officer should be held accountable.
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