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==Committee assignments==
 
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Welch served on these committees:
 
* [[Community Development and Small Business Joint Committee, Massachusetts General Court|Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Business]]
 
* [[Community Development and Small Business Joint Committee, Massachusetts General Court|Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Business]]
 
* [[Election Laws Joint Committee, Massachusetts General Court|Joint Committee on Election Laws]]
 
* [[Election Laws Joint Committee, Massachusetts General Court|Joint Committee on Election Laws]]

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James Welch
James Welch.jpg
Massachusetts State Senate Hampden District
Incumbent
In office
January 5, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$61,132.99/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Massachusetts House of Representatives
2004-2010
Education
Bachelor'sWestfield State College
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
James Welch is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts State Senate, representing the Hampden district since 2011. He previously served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Sixth Hampden from 2004 to 2011.

Welch is a realtor. He is a member of the Dante Club, May Institute Human Rights Committee, Westfield Elks, and West Springfield Rotary Club.

Welch attended Westfield State College, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

Public Safety and Homeland Security

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

Welch won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts State Senate Hampden District. Wolf defeated Melvin A. Edwards in the September 6 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.

Massachusetts State Senate, Hampden District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJames Welch Incumbent 61.3% 6,244
Melvin Edwards 38.7% 3,936
Total Votes 10,180

2010

See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2010

Welch won election to the Hampden senate seat in 2010. He defeated Susan Dawson and Ronald Patenaude in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated Robert Magovern (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Massachusetts State Senate - Hampden District
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James Welch (D) 21,567
Robert Magovern (R) 13,824
All Others 41
Blanks 2,425

2008

On November 4, 2008, Welch won re-election for the Massachusetts House of Representatives election for the Sixth Hampden district. [1] In this election he raised $48,151-; of that total $43,376- (90.1%) was from in state contributions, $4,550- (9.4%) was from out of state contributions, and $225- (0.5%) was from unknown sources. [2]

Massachusetts House of Representatives - Sixth Hampden district
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James Welch (D) 13,531
All Others 84
Blanks 4,209

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Welch raised $93,970 in contributions. [3]

His three largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Welch, James T $5,000
Nisource Inc $1,250
Fulco, Mark B $1,100

2008

Welch raised $48,151 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below. [4]

Donor Amount
Boston Police Patrolmens Association $1,000
Massachusetts Correction Officers Federated Union $1,000
Massachusetts Association of Realtors $900
Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts $700
Retired Public Employees $600

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Personal

Welch and his wife Kara have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Massachusetts State Senate Hampden
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Massachusetts House of Representatives Hampden 6
2004–2011
Succeeded by
Michael Finn