Sonia Rosa Chang-Díaz
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Sonia Rosa Chang-Díaz

Democrat

State Senator, 2nd Suffolk District

Massachusetts
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Sonia Rosa Chang-Díaz

State Senator, 2nd Suffolk District
Summary
Experience
43
Years of Age
12
Years of Experience
MAResidence (state)

Sonia Rosa Chang-Díaz (born March 31, 1978) is an American politician who serves in the Massachusetts Senate from the 2nd Suffolk district as a member of the Democratic Party. She was the first Hispanic woman elected to the state senate. She is running for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in the 2022 election. Chang-Díaz was educated at the University of Virginia. She entered politics while serving as a legislature aide for Senator Cheryl Jacques and as a campaign manager for MassEquality. She attempted to win election to the state senate in the 2006 election as a write-in candidate in the Democratic primary, but lost to incumbent Senator Dianne Wilkerson, who was also running as a write-in candidate. She ran again in the 2008 election and defeated Wilkerson in the primary and general elections.

Experience

Education

  (1 of 1)  
University of Virginia
BA Political and Social Thought
2000

Past Positions

  (1 - 2 of 6)  
Senator
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Senate
2009 - Current
Former Director of Outreach
Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center
Former Political Adviser
Barbara Lee Family Office
Former Senior Legislative Aide
Former Senator Cheryl Jacques
Former Teacher
Boston School District
Former Teacher
Lynn School District

Other Experience

  (1 - 2 of 18)  
Board Member
MassVOTE
Member
Parish Council of Saint Mary of the Angels Church
Parishioner
St. Mary of the Angels Church
Former Chair
Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development Committee, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Senate
Former Chair
Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities, Massachusetts State Senate
Former Chair
Joint Education Committee, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Senate
Former Member
Joint Committee on Election Laws, Massachusetts State Senate
Former Member
Joint Community Development and Small Business Committee, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Senate
Former Member
Joint Ways and Means Committee, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Senate
Former Member
Joint Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development Committee, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Senate
Former Member
Joint Committee on Financial Services, Massachusetts State Senate
Former Member
Joint Economic Development and Emerging Technologies Committee, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Senate
Former Member
Ways and Means Committee, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Senate
Former Member
Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities Committee, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Senate
Former Member
Steering and Policy Committee, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Senate
Former Member
Redistricting Committee, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Senate
Former Vice Chair
Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets Committee, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Senate
Former Vice-Chair
Community Development and Small Business Committee, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Senate