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Robert Hedlund
Robert Hedlund.jpg
Massachusetts State Senate, Plymouth and Norfolk
In office
1990 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 25
Assistant Minority Leader, Massachusetts Senate
2010 - present
Minority Whip, Massachusetts Senate
2006 - 2010
Base salary$60,032.60/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1990
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Deputy Commissioner, Metropolitan District Commission
1993 - 1994
Date of birthJuly 12, 1961
Place of birthQuincy, Massachusetts
Office website
Personal website
Robert L. Hedlund (b. July 12, 1961) is a Republican member of the Massachusetts State Senate, representing the Plymouth and Norfolk district. He was first elected to the chamber in 1994, and has served as the Minority Whip since 2007.

Hedlund served in the Senate from 1991 to 1993. He has served on the Metropolitan District Commission as deputy commissioner; the Republican Liberty Caucus National Advisory Board; the SWNA Revise Committee; the National Republican Libertarian Caucus; and the Republican Town Committee for the Town of Weymouth.


Hedlund attended Quincy Junior College, the University of Massachusetts-Boston, and the Wentworth Institute of Technology. His professional experience includes working as a small truck repair business owner from 1979 to 1994, president of Hedlund Motors Incorporated from 1982 to 1992, and a partner in Auto, Truck and Marine Service from 1992 to 1995.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Global Warming and Climate Change
Post Audit and Oversight
Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities Joint
Community Development and Small Business Joint
Elder Affairs Joint
Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Joint
Financial Services Joint
Labor and Workforce Development Joint
Public Health Joint
Transportation Joint


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


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



See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Massachusetts State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election was held on September 9, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Robert Hedlund was unopposed in the Republican primary.[2]


See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2012

Hedlund won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts State Senate Plymouth and Norfolk District. Hedlund was unopposed in the September 6 Republican primary and defeated Genevieve S. Davis (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Massachusetts State Senate, Plymouth and Norfolk District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Hedlund Incumbent 68.3% 61,686
     Democratic Genevieve Davis 31.7% 28,579
Total Votes 90,265

Robert Hedlund discusses education policy reform in a video released in September 2013.


See also: Massachusetts State Senate elections, 2010

Hedlund won re-election to the Plymouth and Norfolk District seat in 2010. He had no opposition. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Massachusetts State Senate - Plymouth and Norfolk District
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Hedlund (R) 52,617
Paul Kearny (I) 17,884
All Others 69
Blanks 4,892


On November 4, 2008, Hedlund won re-election for the Senate election for the Plymouth and Norfolk district.[5] In this election he raised $87,141; of that total $80,186 (97.2%) was from in state contributions and $2,300 (2.8%) was from out of state contributions.[6]

Massachusetts State Senate - Plymouth and Norfolk district
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Hedlund (R) 71,447
All Others 696
Blanks 21,499

Campaign donors


In 2012, Hedlund received $66,260 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[7]

Massachusetts House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Robert Hedlund's campaign in 2012
Massachusetts Republican Party$4,000
Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts$1,250
Massachusetts Association of Realtors$1,200
Quirk, Daniel J$1,000
Beer Distributors of Massachusetts$1,000
Total Raised in 2012 $$66,260


In 2010, Hedlund received $81,641 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]


In 2008 Robert Hedlund collected $87,141 in donations.[9]

His two largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Donald MacKinnon $1,500
Massachusetts Association of Realtors $800


Robert Hedlund was born in Quincy, Massachusetts and raised in Wenmouth, Massachusetts. He has been involved with a number of organizations, including the Beacon Hill Institute, Fully Informed Jury Association, Gun Owners' Action League, Massachusetts Representative State Committee, South Shore Elder Services, Hingham Sons of Italy, and the Weymouth Lodge Elks #2232.

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