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Michael J. BarrettDEMDemocrat State Senator, 3rd Middlesex District
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MAResidence (state)

Michael John Barrett (born June 27, 1948, in Agana, Guam) is the state senator for the 3rd Middlesex District of Massachusetts. Barrett served in the State Senate once before, in 1987–1994, representing another district (Cambridge, Belmont, Watertown and the Allston-Brighton neighborhood of Boston), before moving to his present home in suburban Lexington 17 years ago. Even earlier, in 1979–1985, he served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from Reading, North Reading and a portion of Wilmington.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
Harvard Law School
Certified Program on Negotiation for Senior Executives
1988
Northeastern University School of Law
JD
1974 - 1977
Harvard University
BA Government
1966 - 1970
Past Positions1 - 10 of 10
Assistant Majority Leader
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Senate
2019 - Current
Senator
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Senate
2013 - Current
Senator
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Senate
1987 - 1994
Representative
Commonwealth of Massachusetts House of Representatives
1979 - 1985
Managing Partner
Critical Mass Consulting
2003 - 2016
Senior Analyst
Forrester Research
1999 - 2003
Chief Executive Officer
Visiting Nurse Associations (VNAs), New England
1995 - 1999
Attorney
Edwards Angell Palmer and Dodge
1985 - 1986
Former Co-Manager
Barney Frank's Campaign
Former Law Clerk
Federal District Court, Washington
Other Experience1 - 22 of 22
Founder
Special Commission on Worker Availability for Elderly Care
1989
Alternate Representative
Hanscom Field Advisory Commission
Former Chair
Education and Job Training Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures
Founding Member
State's Older Workers Task Force
Member
Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)
Member
Arl-Lex Five & Dime
Former Chair
Post Audit and Oversight Committee, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Senate
Former Chair
Joint Committee on Health Care, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Senate
Former Member
Joint Housing Committee, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Senate
Former Member
Joint Health Care Financing Committee, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Senate
Former Member
Joint Education Committee, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Senate
Former Member
Joint Economic Development and Emerging Technologies Committee, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Senate
Former Member
Improve Government Committee, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Senate
Former Member
Ethics Committee, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Senate
Former Member
Veterans and Federal Affairs Committee, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Senate
Former Member
State Administration and Regulatory Oversight Committee, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Senate
Former Member
Public Service Committee, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Senate
Former Member
Elder Affairs Committee, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Senate
Former Member
Personnel and Administration Committee, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Senate
Former Member
Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Senate
Former Vice Chair
Labor and Workforce Development Committee, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Senate
Former Vice Chair
Joint Election Laws Committee, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Senate