Benjamin Downing
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Benjamin Downing

Democrat

American politician

Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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Benjamin Downing

American politician
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Years of Age
10
Years of Experience
MAResidence (state)

Benjamin Brackett Downing (born September 11, 1981) is a Democratic former member of the Massachusetts State Senate. He represented the Berkshire, Hampshire and Franklin district from 2007 to 2013, before being redistricted to the Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin, and Hampden district, which he represented until 2017. He is a current candidate for Governor of Massachusetts.

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Experience

Education

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Tufts University
MA Public Policy
2008
Providence College
BA Political Science
2003

Past Positions

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Senator
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Senate
2007 - 2017
Communications Director
United Veterans of America
2005 - 2006
Legislative Assistant
United State Representative John Olver
2003 - 2005
Former Staff
United States Representative William Delahunt
Former Staff
United States Representative Richard E. Neal

Other Experience

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Advisory Council
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, present
Member
Catholic Youth Center, present
Co-Chair
Leadership Council to End Chronic Homelessness in Berkshire County
Member
Governor's Advisory Commission on Local Government
Member
Pittsfield Democratic Committee
Member
Governor Patrick's Public Integrity Task Force
Former Chair
Telecommunication, Utilities and Energy Committee, Massachusetts Senate
Former Chair
Redistricting Committee, Massachusetts Senate
Former Member
Bills in the Third Reading, Massachusetts Senate
Former Member
Global Warming and Climate Change Committee, Massachusetts Senate
Former Member
Higher Education Committee, Massachusetts Senate
Former Member
Revenue Committee, Massachusetts Senate
Former Member
Ways and Means Committee, New Hampshire State Senate
Former Vice Chair
Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development Committee, Massachusetts Senate
Former Vice Chair
Post Audit and Oversight Committee, Massachusetts Senate
Vice-Chairman
Regional Transit Authority Caucus