|Massachusetts State Senate Third Middlesex|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Place of birth||Peoria, IL|
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.
Susan Fargo DeCordova Museum, Emerson Hospital, League of Women Voters, Massachusetts Audubon Society and the Phi Beta Kappa.
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.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Fargo served on these committees:
- Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities
- Joint Committee on Elder Affairs, Vice Chair
- Joint Committee on Housing
- Joint Committee on Public Health, Chair
- Joint State Administration and Regulatory Oversight Committee
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Fargo served on these committees:
- Health Care Financing Committee
- Municipalities and Regional Government Committee
- Post Audit and Oversight Committee, the Public Health Committee
- State Administration and Regulatory Oversight Committee
- Ways and Means Committee.
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|
|Susan Fargo (D)||36,047|
|Sandra Martinez (R)||27,182|
On November 4, 2008, Fargo won re-election for the Senate election for the Third Middlesex district. 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.
|Massachusetts State Senate - Third Middlesex district|
|Susan Fargo (D)||49,132|
|Sandra Martinez (R)||29,444|
In 2010, Fargo received $84,729 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Massachusetts State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Susan Fargo's campaign in 2010|
|Massachusetts Democratic Party||$22,495|
|Fargo, Susan C||$15,000|
|Meyer, Eugene B||$1,000|
|Nelson, Arthur H||$800|
|Bowen, Richard H||$700|
|Total Raised in 2010||$84,729|
In 2008 Susan Fargo collected $102,301 in donations.
Her four largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Massachusetts Democratic Party||$18,579|
|Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 537||$1,000|
|Retired Public Employees||$1,000|
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Susan Fargo was raised in Lincoln, Massachusetts.
- Fargo's campaign website
- Senator Fargo's website
- Official Massachusetts State Senate website
- Project Vote Smart policies
- Project Vote Smart biographies
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- State Surge profile - legislative and voting track record (timed out)
- Project Vote Smart - Senator Fargo
- Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, "Return of Votes For Massachusetts State Election - November 4, 2008," accessed March 18, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2008 campaign contributions," accessed December 29, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2010 Contributions," accessed December 31, 2014
- 2008 contributors to Susan Fargo
|Massachusetts State Senate Third Middlesex
| Succeeded by|
Mike Barrett (D)