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  |Position = Massachusetts State Senate Hampden District
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  |Position = Massachusetts State Senate, Hampden District
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Status = Incumbent
  |Tenure = January 5, 2011-Present
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  |Tenure = January 5, 2011 - present
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 5, 2013]]
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  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 7, 2015]]
 
  |Assumed office = 2011
 
  |Assumed office = 2011
 
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  |Base salary = $61,132.99/year
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  |Per diem = $10-$100/day
 
  |Per diem = $10-$100/day
 
  |Pension  =  
 
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  |Last election =  
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  |Last election = [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
  |Appointed =  
 
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  |First elected = [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
 
  |First elected = [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
 
  |Term limits =  
 
  |Term limits =  
  |Next election = [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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  |Next election = November 4, 2014
 
  |Prior office = Massachusetts House of Representatives
 
  |Prior office = Massachusetts House of Representatives
  |Prior office years = 2004-2010
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  |Prior office years = 2004 - 2010
 
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  |Personal website = http://jimwelch.com/
 
  |Personal website = http://jimwelch.com/
}}{{tnr}}'''James Welch''' is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Massachusetts State Senate]], representing the Hampden district since 2011.  He formerly served in the [[Massachusetts House of Representatives]], representing the Sixth Hampden from 2004 to 2011.
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}}{{tnr}}'''James T. Welch''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Massachusetts State Senate]], representing the Hampden district.  He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.  
  
Welch is a realtor. He is a member of the Dante Club, May Institute Human Rights Committee, Westfield Elks, and West Springfield Rotary Club.
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Welch served in the [[Massachusetts House of Representatives]], representing the Sixth Hampden district from 2004 to 2011.
  
Welch attended Westfield State College, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management.
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==Biography==
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Welch earned his B.S. in Business Management from Westfield State College.  His professional experience includes working as a realtor.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Welch served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = Massachusetts
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|year = 2013
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities Joint
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|Chair1 = Vice-chair
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|Joint1 = Yes
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|Committee2 = Election Laws Joint
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|Joint2 = Yes
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|Committee3 = Health Care Financing Joint
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|Chair3 = Chair
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|Joint3 = Yes
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|Committee4 = Public Safety and Homeland Security Joint
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|Joint4 = Yes
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|Committee5 =
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}}
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Welch has been appointed to these committees:
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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]]
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* [[Election Laws Joint Committee, Massachusetts General Court|Joint Committee on Election Laws]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Higher Education Joint Committee, Massachusetts General Court|Joint Committee on Higher Education]]
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|Collapse= Yes
* [[Municipalities and Regional Government Joint Committee, Massachusetts General Court|Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government]], Chair
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|State = Massachusetts
Public Safety and Homeland Security
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|year = 2011
* [[State Administration and Regulatory Oversight Joint Committee, Massachusetts General Court|Joint State Administration and Regulatory Oversight Committee]], Vice Chair
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Community Development and Small Business Joint
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|Joint1 = Yes
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|Committee2 = Election Laws Joint  
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|Joint2 = Yes
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|Committee3 = Higher Education Joint  
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|Joint3 = Yes
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|Committee4 = Municipalities and Regional Government Joint  
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|Chair4 = Chair
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|Joint4 = Yes
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|Committee5 = Public Safety and Homeland Security
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|Committee6 = State Administration and Regulatory Oversight Joint  
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|Chair6 = Vice-chair
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|Joint6 = Yes
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}}
  
 
===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Welch served on these committees:
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Welch served on these committees:
* [[Bills in the Third Reading Committee, Massachusetts House of Representatives|Bills in the Third Reading]] (Vice Chair)
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* [[Ways and Means Committee, Massachusetts House of Representatives|Ways and Means]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Post Audit and Oversight Committee, Massachusetts House of Representatives|Post Audit and Oversight]]
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|Collapse= Yes
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|State = Massachusetts
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|year = 2009
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Bills in the Third Reading  
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|Chair1 = Vice-chair
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|Committee2 = Ways and Means  
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|Committee3 = Post Audit and Oversight  
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|Joint3 = Yes
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|Committee4 =
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|Committee5 =
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}}
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2012===
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Welch won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2012|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.
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{{Primary election box 2012
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|Chamber= Massachusetts State Senate, Hampden District
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|party=Democratic
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|winner1 = James Welch
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|Inc1 = Y
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|candidate2 = Melvin Edwards
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|votes1 = 6244
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|votes2 = 3936
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}}
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
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===2008===
 
===2008===
On November 4, 2008, Welch won re-election for the Massachusetts House of Representatives election for the Sixth Hampden district. <ref>[http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepdf/2008%20Return%20of%20Votes%20Complete.pdf Return of Votes for Massachusetts State Election November 4, 2008]</ref>  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. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=109594 Follow the Money 2008]</ref>
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On November 4, 2008, Welch won re-election in the Massachusetts House of Representatives election for the Sixth Hampden district.<ref>[http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepdf/2008%20Return%20of%20Votes%20Complete.pdf ''Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth'', "Return of Votes For Massachusetts State Election - November 4, 2008," accessed March 18, 2014]</ref>  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.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=109594 Follow the Money 2008]</ref>
  
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===2012===
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{{State leg donor}}
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
  
In 2010, Welch raised $93,970 in contributions. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MA&y=2010&f=S&so=O#sorttable 2010 contributions]</ref>   
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In 2010, Welch raised $93,970 in contributions.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MA&y=2010&f=S&so=O#sorttable ''Follow the Money'', "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013]</ref>   
  
 
His three largest contributors were:
 
His three largest contributors were:
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Welch raised $48,151 in the 2008 election cycle.
 
Welch raised $48,151 in the 2008 election cycle.
  
His major contributors are listed below. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=109594 Massachusetts House donor numbers]</ref>
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His major contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=109594 Massachusetts House donor numbers]</ref>
  
 
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Welch and his wife Kara have two children.
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Welch and his wife, Kara, have two children. He has been a member of the Dante Club, May Institute Human Rights Committee, Westfield Elks, and West Springfield Rotary Club.
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==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term '''James + Welch + Massachusetts + Senate'''
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==External links==
 
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*[http://jimwelch.com/ Jim Welch's personal website]
 
*[http://jimwelch.com/ Jim Welch's personal website]
 
*[http://www.malegislature.gov/People/Profile/JTW0 Senate website]
 
*[http://www.malegislature.gov/People/Profile/JTW0 Senate website]
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=36030 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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*[http://openstates.org/ma/legislators/MAL000039/james-t-welch/ Profile from Open States]
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=36030 Project Vote Smart biography]
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*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=36030 Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=36030 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=127103 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=109594 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=90908 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=73966 2004]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=127103 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=109594 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=90908 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=73966 2004]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=102480793135451&ref=search Jim Welch on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=102480793135451&ref=search Jim Welch on Facebook]
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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$61,133/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 T. Welch is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts State Senate, representing the Hampden district. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Welch served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Sixth Hampden district from 2004 to 2011.

Biography

Welch earned his B.S. in Business Management from Westfield State College. His professional experience includes working as a realtor.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities Joint, Vice-chair
Election Laws Joint
Health Care Financing Joint, Chair
Public Safety and Homeland Security Joint

2011-2012

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

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 in 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

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

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

Personal

Welch and his wife, Kara, have two children. He has been a member of the Dante Club, May Institute Human Rights Committee, Westfield Elks, and West Springfield Rotary Club.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term James + Welch + Massachusetts + Senate

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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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