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Mike Barrett
Michael Barrett.jpg
Massachusetts State Senate, Third Middlesex District
In office
January 5, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$60,032.60/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Massachusetts State Senate
1987 - 1994
Bachelor'sHarvard College
J.D.Northeastern University School of Law
Office website
Michael "Mike" Barrett is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts State Senate, representing the First Essex district. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Barrett served three terms in the House and four terms in the State Senate, and ran for Governor in 1994.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Barrett served on the following committees:

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities Joint, Chair
Health Care Financing Joint
Labor and Workforce Development Joint, Vice-chair
Public Service Joint
State Administration and Regulatory Oversight Joint
Veterans and Federal Affairs Joint



See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Massachusetts State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election was held on September 9, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Mike Barrett was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Sandi Martinez was unopposed in the Republican primary. Barrett defeated Martinez in the general election.[2]

Massachusetts State Senate Third Middlesex District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Barrett Incumbent 54.6% 34,750
     Republican Sandi Martinez 37.5% 23,911
     None Blank Votes 7.8% 4,980
     None All Others 0.1% 40
Total Votes 63,681


See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2012

Barrett won election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts State Senate Third Middlesex District. He defeated Alexander Buck, Mara Dolan, Joe Kearns Goodwin, and Joseph Mullin in the Democratic primary on September 6 and defeated Sandra Martinez (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Massachusetts State Senate, Third Middlesex District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Barrett 60.6% 49,213
     Republican Sandra Martinez 39.4% 32,003
Total Votes 81,216
Massachusetts State Senate, Third Middlesex District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Barrett 35.4% 5,199
Joe Kearns Goodwin 32.8% 4,819
Mara Dolan 13.9% 2,048
Alexander Buck 11.8% 1,728
Joseph Mullin 6.2% 904
Total Votes 14,698

Campaign donors


In 2012, Barrett received $207,614 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[6]

Massachusetts House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mike Barrett's campaign in 2012
Barrett, Michael J$80,310
Barrett, John H$1,000
Barrett, James$1,000
Barrett, M Kathryn$1,000
Lexington Demtc$1,000
Total Raised in 2012 $$207,614


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Barrett and his wife have two children.[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Susan Fargo (D)
Massachusetts State Senate Third Middlesex
Succeeded by