Harriette Chandler

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Harriette Chandler
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Massachusetts State Senate, First Worcester
Incumbent
In office
2001 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Assistant Majority Whip
2011 - present
Compensation
Base salary$60,032.60/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Massachusetts House of Representatives
1995 - 2001
Worcester School Committee
1992 - 1994
Education
Bachelor'sWellesley College, 1959
Master'sSimmons Graduate School of Management, 1983
Ph.D.Clark University, 1973
Personal
BirthdayDecember 20, 1937
Place of birthBaltimore, Maryland
ProfessionManagement Consultant
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Harriette L. Chandler (b. December 20, 1937) is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts State Senate, representing the First Worcester district. She was first elected to the chamber in 2000.

Chandler served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1995 to 2001. She was also vice chair on the Worcester School Committee and a member of the Massachusetts Democratic State Committee and Worcester Democratic City Committee.

Biography

Chandler earned her bachelor's degree from Wellesley College in 1959, her Ph.D. from Clark University in 1973, and her M.B.A. from Simmon Graduate School of Management in 1983. She also earned her honorary doctorate in Public Administration from Worcester State College in 1988. Her professional experience includes working as a management consultant.[1]

Chandler has served on a number of caucuses and non-legislative committees, including the Central Massachusetts Caucus, the City Task Force on Crisis Management, the Massachusetts Legislature's Tobacco Control Caucus, the Mayor's Advisory Committee, At-Risk Youth, and the Worcester Economic Development Council.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Steering and Policy, Vice-chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Massachusetts State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on September 9, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Harriette Chandler defeated William Feegbeh and Sean Maher in the Democratic primary. Paul Franco was unopposed in the Republican primary.[2]

2012

See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2012

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

2010

See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2010

Chandler won re-election to the First Worcester District seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. William Higgins, Sr ran for the seat on the Republican ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Massachusetts State Senate - First Worcester District
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Harriette Chandler (D) 32,293
William Higgins, Sr (R) 19,601
All Others 61
Blanks 2,804

2008

On November 4, 2008, Chandler won re-election for the Senate election for the First Worcester district.[5] In this election she raised $153,172; of that total $144,785 (94.6%) was from in state contributions and $8,325 (5.4%) was from out of state contributions.[6]

Massachusetts State Senate - First Worcester district
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Harriette Chandler (D) 52,592
All Others 845
Blanks 18,610

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Chandler received $125,987 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

Massachusetts State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Harriette Chandler's campaign in 2010
Raymond James Financial Services$5,765
Massachusetts Dental Society$1,000
Retired Public Employees$1,000
Lemay, Katherine M$1,000
1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $125,987

2008

In 2008 Harriette Chandler collected $153,172 in donations.[8]

Her four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Raymond James Financial Services $9,242
Massachusetts Dental Society $1,000
United Healthcare Workers East $1,000
Retired Public Employees $1,000

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2013-2014

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2013

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2011-2012

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Personal

Chandler was born in Baltimore, Maryland and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts. She is married to Burton Chandler with three children. Chandler has been involved in a number of organizations, including the Dynamic Advisory Committee, United Way, Central Massachusetts, Worcester Academy, and the Worcester Women's History Project.

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Preceded by
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Massachusetts State Senate First Worcester
2001–present
Succeeded by
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