Deborah Blumer

Deborah Blumer DEMDemocrat

American politician (1941-2006)

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Deborah BlumerDEMDemocrat American politician (1941-2006)
65
Age at Death1941-2006
23
Years of Experience
MAResidence (state)

Deborah D. Blumer was a Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from Framingham. She served in the House from 2001 until her death. Blumer was graduated magna cum laude from Framingham State College, and subsequently earned an MBA with distinctions from the Simmons College Graduate School of Management. Prior to her election to the House in 2000, she worked for several businesses, including Compaq. In the House, she served on the Joint Committee on Higher Education, the Joint Committee on Children and Families, and the Joint Committee on Public Health.Initial reports indicated that Blumer suffered a heart attack while driving. She was pronounced dead at MetroWest Medical Center, and is survived by her husband, children, and grandchildren. At the time of her death, Blumer was he was five away from her 65th birthday.Blumer was a supporter of Israel and Jewish-related causes. Her funeral was held at Temple Beth Am in Framingham.[1]Although she was nearly one month deceased as of the Massachusetts House elections, 2006, Democrats were unable to replace her as their candidate due to filing deadlines. Running post-mortem, she finished in third place, garnering 20% of the vote behind two write-in candidates. Write-in candidate Democrat Pam Richardson succeeded her, winning 37% of the vote.

Education4 - 4 of 2
Simmons College, Graduate School of Management
MBA
1980
Framingham State College
BS
1974
Past Positions1 - 11 of 11
Representative
Massachusetts House of Representatives
2000 - 2006
Member
Framingham Town Meeting
1970 - 1998
Member
Framingham Charter Commisson
1992
Member
Framingham Charter Commisson
1996
Member
Framingham Finance Committee
1981 - 1991
Member
Framingham Personnel Board
1984 - 1987
Program Manager
Compaq Computer Corporation
1997 - 1998
New Products Materials Manager
Digital Equipment Corporation
1987 - 1997
Planning and Operations Logistics Materials Manager
Honeywell Information Systems
1980 - 1987
Arbitrator
Massachusetts Department of Education, Special Education Division
1975 - 1980
Staff Assistant to the Chancellor for Alumni Relations
Affirmative Action, Massachusetts State College System
1974 - 1975
Other Experience1 - 39 of 39
Advisory Board
Metrowest Health Care Coalition
2001 - Current
Advisory Board
Metrowest Economic Research Center
2001 - Current
Advisory Board
Framingham Education Foundation
2001 - Current
Advisory Board
Framingham Early Childhood Education
2001 - Current
Member
Workforce Development Metrowest
2001 - Current
Trustee
Metrowest Community Health Care Foundation
1999 - Current
Member
Farmington League of Women Voters
1990 - Current
Founder
Framingham School Volunteers
1973 - 1979
Advisory Board
Framingham Public Schools Health Services
Advisory Board
Newcomers and Neighbors Center
Advisory Board
Department of Mental Retardation Area Board
Experience
Framingham Civic League
Former Director
Framingham League of Women Voters
Former Trustee
Danforth Museum of Art
Member
New England Wildflower Society
Member
Massachusetts National Organization for Women
Member
Massachusetts Health Care for All
Member
Massachusetts Audubon Society
Member
Trustees of Reservations
Member
Framingham Civic League
Member
Friends of Saxonville
Member
Metrowest Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Member
Framingham Garden Club
Member
Sudbury Valley Trustees
Member
Pheasant Hill Civic Club
Member
Framingham Economic Development Commission
2006 - Current
Member
Framingham Downtown Crossing Task Force
2005 - Current
Member
Framingham START Partnership for Arts and Culture
2004 - Current
Task Force Member
Framingham Open Space Planning Committee
2001 - 2003
Task Force Member
Framingham Downtown Rennaissance Commission
2002 - Current
Chair
Framingham Finance Committee
1981 - 1991
Elders Caucus
Elders Caucus
Experience
School Capital Planning Committee
Experience
House Caucus on Education Finance
Experience
Local Aid Study Committee
Experience
Progressive Caucus
Experience
Working Families Caucus
Experience
Mental Health Caucus
Personnel Board
Community Development Block Grant Committee