|Massachusetts State Senate, Worcester and Middlesex|
|2009 - present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||5|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Massachusetts House of Representatives|
|2004 - 2009|
|Bachelor's||University of Massachusetts Boston, 1998|
|Master's||Fitchburg State College, 2004|
|Birthday||September 9, 1975|
|Place of birth||Leominster, Massachusetts|
Flanagan served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 2005 to 2009. She was also an intern, administrative aide, legislative aide, and chief of staff for Representative Simmons from 1996 to 2004.
Flanagan earned her bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts Boston and her M.S. in Mental Health Counseling from Fitchburg State College.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Flanagan served on the following committees:
|Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Ways and Means, Vice-chair|
|• Ways and Means Joint, Vice-chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Flanagan served on these committees:
|Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Public Service Joint, Vice-chair|
|• Steering and Policy, Chair|
|• Telecommunication, Utilities and Energy Joint|
|• Transportation Joint, Vice-chair|
|• Ways and Means Joint|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Flanagan served on these committees:
|Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities Joint|
|• Elder Affairs Joint|
|• Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Joint|
|• Mental Health and Substance Abuse Joint|
|• Public Health Joint|
|• Transportation Joint|
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. No candidates qualified for either primary in the Worcester and Middlesex District. Incumbent Jennifer Flanagan (D) and Richard Bastien (R) ran successful sticker campaigns to gain ballot placement in the general election. Steven Cote and Aaron Arsenault ran in the general election as write-in candidates. Flanagan defeated Bastien, Cote and Arsenault in the general election.
Flanagan won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts State Senate Worcester and Middlesex District. Flanagan was unopposed in the September 6 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
Flanagan won re-election to the Worcester and Middlesex District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. Neal Heeren ran for the seat on the Republican ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.
|Massachusetts State Senate - Worcester and Middlesex District|
|Jennifer Flanagan (D)||30,524|
|Neal Heeren (R)||21,278|
On November 4, 2008, Flanagan won the Senate election for the Worcester and Middlesex district. In this election he raised $134,476; of that total $129,341 (96.2%) was from in state contributions and $5,135 (3.8%) was from out of state contributions.
|Massachusetts State Senate - Worcester and Middlesex district|
|Jennifer Flanagan (D)||54,341|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Flanagan received $103,886 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Massachusetts State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jennifer Flanagan's campaign in 2010|
|Massachusetts Psychiatric Society||$1,000|
|Massachusetts Correction Officers Federated Union||$1,000|
|Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 537||$1,000|
|1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$103,886|
In 2008 Jennifer Flanagan collected $134,476 in donations.
Her two largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Retired Public Employees||$1,000|
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Flanagan was born and raised in Leominster, Massachusetts. She is married to Carmine Flanagan. Flanagan has been involved in a number of organizations, including the Boys and Girls Club, Johnny Appleseed Parade Committee, Junior Achievement of Central Massachusetts, The Grafton House Program of YOU, Montachusett Addiction Council, Project Apples, Spanish American Center, and Twin Cities First Night.
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- Project Vote Smart - Senator Flanagan
- Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise, "Flanagan on ballot; Bastien says write-in campaign successful," September 10, 2014
- Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, "2014 State Primary Candidates," accessed September 9, 2014
- 2012 State Primary Candidate List, "Massachusetts Secretary of State," accessed June 26, 2012
- 2012 Massachusetts Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, "Return of Votes For Massachusetts State Election - November 4, 2008," accessed March 18, 2014
- Follow the Money 2008
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- 2008 contributors to Jennifer Flanagan
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