Jack Hart (Massachusetts)

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Jack Hart
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Massachusetts State Senate First Suffolk
Former Member
In office
2002-February 1, 2013
Majority Whip, Massachusetts Senate
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Massachusetts House of Representatives
Bachelor'sTufts University
Master'sKennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Office website
Personal website
John "Jack" Hart, Jr. is a former Democratic member of the Massachusetts State Senate, representing the First Suffolk from 2002 to February 1, 2013. He previously served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1997-2002.

Hart resigned on February 1, 2013 in order to take a job at a law firm.[1]

Hart earned his Bachelor's degree from Tufts University and his MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.[2]


Jack Hart is currently involved with a number of organizations, including Colonel Daniel Marr Boys and Girls Club, Dorchester Heights Association, Ella J. Baker House, Friends for Children, Gate of Heaven Fundraising Committee, South Boston Boys and Girls Club, South Boston Health Center, South Boston Residents Group, and the Tynan Community School Council.

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees

Jack Hart currently serves on three non-legislative committees; the Senate Committee on * Bills in the Third Reading Committee, Senate Committee on * Steering and Policy Committee, and the South Boston Waterfront Committee.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hart served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hart served on these committees:



See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2012

Hart won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts State Senate First Suffolk District. Hart was unopposed in the September 6 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]


See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2010

Hart won re-election to the First Suffolk District seat in 2010. He had no opposition. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Massachusetts State Senate - First Suffolk District
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jack Hart (D) 35,651
All Others 664
Blanks 9,778


On November 4, 2008, Hart won re-election for the Senate election for the First Suffolk district.[5] In this election he raised $311,138-; of that total $303,563 (97.6%) was from in state contributions and $7,575 (2.4%) was from out of state contributions.[6]

Massachusetts State Senate - First Suffolk district
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jack Hart (D) 41,973
Althea Garrison (Inependent) 10,873
All Others 314
Blanks 12,150

Campaign donors


In 2010, Hart received $229,257 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]


In 2008 Jack Hart collected $311,138 in donations.[8]

His three largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 $3,000
Massachusetts Convention Center Authority $2,300
Henri Benoit Jr. $1,050

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Jack Hart was born in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Massachusetts State Senate First Suffolk
2002–February 1, 2013
Succeeded by
Linda Dorcena Forry (D)