Susan Fargo

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Susan Fargo
Susan Fargo.jpg
Massachusetts State Senate Third Middlesex
Former Member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sNorthwestern University
Master'sHarvard University
Place of birthPeoria, IL
ReligionUnitarian Universalist
Office website
Personal website
Susan Fargo is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts State Senate, representing the Third Middlesex District from 1997 to 2013.

Fargo began her political experience as selectman for the town of Lincoln.

Fargo has professional experience as a public manager, teacher, and editor for the Lincoln Journal.

Fargo earned her Bachelor's degree from Northwestern University, her MPA from Harvard University, and her MAT from the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University.[1]


Susan Fargo DeCordova Museum, Emerson Hospital, League of Women Voters, Massachusetts Audubon Society and the Phi Beta Kappa.

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees

Susan Fargo currently serves on a number of non-legislative committees including the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Board, Massachusetts Housing Partnership Board, Middlesex County Advisory, Board/Executive Committee, Senate Public Health Committee, and the Senate Committee on Post Audit and Oversight.

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2010

Fargo won re-election to the Third Middlesex District seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. Eric Dahlberg and Sandra Martinez ran for the seat on the Republican ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Massachusetts State Senate - Third Middlesex District
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Susan Fargo (D) 36,047
Sandra Martinez (R) 27,182
All Others 57
Blanks 3,097


On November 4, 2008, Fargo won re-election for the Senate election for the Third Middlesex district.[2] In this election she raised $102,301-; of that total $99,876 (97.6%) was from in state contributions and $2,425 (2.4%) was from out of state contributions.[3]

Massachusetts State Senate - Third Middlesex district
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Susan Fargo (D) 49,132
Sandra Martinez (R) 29,444
All Others 104
Blanks 6,736

Campaign donors


In 2010, Fargo received $84,729 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]


In 2008 Susan Fargo collected $102,301 in donations.[5]

Her four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Massachusetts Democratic Party $18,579
Verizon $1,324
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 537 $1,000
Retired Public Employees $1,000

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Susan Fargo was raised in Lincoln, Massachusetts.

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Preceded by
Massachusetts State Senate Third Middlesex
Succeeded by
Mike Barrett (D)