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Marc Pacheco
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Massachusetts State Senate, First Plymouth and Bristol
In office
1993 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 21
Base salary$61,133/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Massachusetts House of Representatives
Taunton School Committee
Bachelor'sNew Hampshire College, 1986
Associate'sUniversity of Massachusetts, 1973
Master'sSuffolk University, 1989
BirthdayOctober 29, 1952
Place of birthTaunton, Massachusetts
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Personal website
Marc R. Pacheco (b. October 9, 1952) is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts State Senate, representing the First Plymouth and Bristol district. He was first elected to the chamber in 1992.

Pacheco served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1989 to 1992. He was a candidate for the United States House of Representatives, 9th District in 2001. Pacheco was also a member and chairman of Taunton School Committee; and a member of the Taunton Democratic City Committee.

Pacheco has served on the Northeast States Association for Agriculture Stewardship, the Taunton Fair Housing Commission, Growth and Change, Southeastern Massachusetts-Vision 2020, Massachusetts Democratic State Committee, and the Southeastern Massachusetts Legislative Caucus.


Pacheco earned his A.S. in Agronomy from the University of Massachusetts School of Agriculture in 1973, bachelor's degree in Human Services from New Hampshire College in 1986 and M.P.A. from Suffolk University in 1989. His professional experience includes working as department head of Taunton City from 1978 to 1981, budget director and chief assistant to the mayor of Taunton from 1982 to 1988, and appointive director for Federal Home Loan of Boston from 2002 to 2003.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Global Warming and Climate Change, Chair
Ways and Means
Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Joint, Chair
Housing Joint
Public Health Joint, Vice-chair
Revenue Joint
Telecommunication, Utilities and Energy Joint
Transportation Joint
Ways and Means Joint


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


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



See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2012

Pacheco won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts State Senate First Plymouth and Bristol District. Pacheco was unopposed in the September 6 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]


See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2010

Pacheco won re-election to the First Plymouth and Bristol District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. David Pottier ran for the seat on the Republican ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Massachusetts State Senate - First Plymouth and Bristol District
Candidates Votes

Green check mark transparent.png Marc Pacheco (D) 34,124
David Pottier (R) 24,653
All Others 44
Blanks 2,195


On November 4, 2008, Pacheco won re-election in the Senate election for the First Plymouth and Bristol district.[4] In this election he raised $160,603; of that total $152,253 (94.8%) was from in state contributions and $8,350 (5.2%) was from out of state contributions.[5]

Massachusetts State Senate - First Plymouth and Bristol district
Candidates Votes

Green check mark transparent.png Marc Pacheco (D) 60,222
All Others 714
Blanks 19,521

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Pacheco received $210,825 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]


In 2008 Marc Pacheco collected $160,603 in donations.[7]

His two largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 $1,500
Southeastern Massachusetts Mental Health Employees Local 72 $1,200


Pacheco was born and raised in Taunton, Massachusetts. He is married to Barbara Pacheco. Pacheco has been involved with a number of organizations, including the Taunton Lodge of Elks, United Way of Greater Taunton, National Environmental Policy Institute, National Democratic Leadership Council, New England District Export Council, and the Community Education Foundation. He was formerly involved with the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation, Morton Hospital and Medical Center, and the Portuguese American Civic Club.

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