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Jennifer Flanagan
Jennifer Flanagan.jpg
Massachusetts State Senate, Worcester and Middlesex
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 6
Base salary$60,032.60/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Massachusetts House of Representatives
2004 - 2009
Bachelor'sUniversity of Massachusetts Boston, 1998
Master'sFitchburg State College, 2004
Date of birthSeptember 9, 1975
Place of birthLeominster, Massachusetts
Office website
Personal website
Jennifer L. Flanagan (b. September 9, 1975) is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts State Senate, representing the Worcester and Middlesex district. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Flanagan served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 2005 to 2009. She was also an intern, administrative aide, legislative aide, and chief of staff for Representative Simmons from 1996 to 2004.


Flanagan earned her bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts Boston and her M.S. in Mental Health Counseling from Fitchburg State College.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Ways and Means, Vice-chair
Ways and Means Joint, Vice-chair


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


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



See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2012

Flanagan won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts State Senate Worcester and Middlesex District. Flanagan 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

Flanagan won re-election to the Worcester and Middlesex District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. Neal Heeren ran for the seat on the Republican ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Massachusetts State Senate - Worcester and Middlesex District
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jennifer Flanagan (D) 30,524
Neal Heeren (R) 21,278
All Others 20
Blanks 2,289


On November 4, 2008, Flanagan won the Senate election for the Worcester and Middlesex district.[4] In this election he raised $134,476; of that total $129,341 (96.2%) was from in state contributions and $5,135 (3.8%) was from out of state contributions.[5]

Massachusetts State Senate - Worcester and Middlesex district
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jennifer Flanagan (D) 54,341
All Others 556
Blanks 17,844

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Flanagan received $103,886 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Massachusetts State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jennifer Flanagan's campaign in 2010
Massachusetts Psychiatric Society$1,000
Monopoli, Michael$1,000
Massachusetts Correction Officers Federated Union$1,000
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 537$1,000
1199 Seiu United Healthcare Workers East$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $103,886


In 2008 Jennifer Flanagan collected $134,476 in donations.[7]

Her two largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Jennifer Flanagan $10,000
Retired Public Employees $1,000


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Flanagan was born and raised in Leominster, Massachusetts. She is married to Carmine Flanagan. Flanagan has been involved in a number of organizations, including the Boys and Girls Club, Johnny Appleseed Parade Committee, Junior Achievement of Central Massachusetts, The Grafton House Program of YOU, Montachusett Addiction Council, Project Apples, Spanish American Center, and Twin Cities First Night.

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