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Stephen Brewer
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Massachusetts State Senate, Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin
Incumbent
In office
1997 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 17
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$60,032.60/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Massachusetts House of Representatives
1989 - 1996
Board of Selectmen, Town of Barre
1977 - 1984
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Massachusetts-Amherst, 1971
Master'sAssumption College, 1974
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 10, 1948
Place of birthWorcester, Massachusetts
ProfessionLaborer
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Stephen M. Brewer (b. February 10, 1948) is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts State Senate, representing the Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin district. He was first elected to the chamber in 1996.

Brewer served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1989 to 1996. He also served as member and chair of the Barre Board of Selectmen; an aide for Massachusetts Senator Robert Wetmore; and member of the Democratic Town Committee and Barre Parks and Recreation Committee..

Biography

Brewer earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1971 and his M.A. from Assumption College in 1974. His professional experience includes working as a laborer.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Ethics and Rules
Ways and Means, Chair
Rules Joint
Ways and Means Joint, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2012

Brewer won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts State Senate Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex District. Brewer was unopposed in the September 6 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

2010

See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2010

Brewer won re-election to the Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. Daniel Dubrule ran for the seat on the Republican ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Massachusetts State Senate - Worcester, Hampden, Hamphsire and Franklin District
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Stephen Brewer (D) 38,951
Daniel Dubrule (R) 19,848
All Others 34
Blanks 1,973

2008

On November 4, 2008, Brewer won re-election for the Senate election for the Worcester, Hampden, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin district.[4] In this election he raised $110,865-; of that total $108,336 (98.2%) was from in state contributions and $1,950 (1.8%) was from out of state contributions.[5]

Massachusetts State Senate - Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin district
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Stephen Brewer (D) 65,670
All Others 339
Blanks 15,611

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Brewer received $93,726 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Massachusetts State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Stephen Brewer's campaign in 2010
State Police Association Of Massachusetts$1,000
Cambo, Kathleen$1,000
Rahkonen, Trudy$1,000
Nisource Inc$1,000
Cambo, Philip$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $93,726

2008

In 2008 Stephen Brewer collected $110,865 in donations.[7]

His four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Retired Public Employees $1,000
Kevin Grace $1,000
Beer Distributors of Massachusetts $1,000
Massachusetts Corrections Officers Federal Union $1,000

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2013-2014

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2013

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2011-2012

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Personal

Brewer was born in Worcester, Massachusetts and raised in Barre, Massachusetts. He is currently married to Valerie Brewer with two children. Brewer has been involved in a number of organizations, including the Barre Library Association, Mary Lane Hospital Association, North Brookfield Sportsmen Club, North Worcester County Quabbin Anglers Association, South Barre Rod and Gun Club, Spencer Fish and Game Club, and the Stetson School.

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Preceded by
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Massachusetts State Senate Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin
1997–present
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