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Sonia Chang-Diaz

Democratic — Senator — Second Suffolk
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Sonia Chang-Diaz represents Senate District Second Suffolk in the Massachusetts Senate, is a member of six committees, and is the primary sponsor of 45 bills.

2008 196169.63
2010 79449.39
2012 105727.36

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News and Blog Coverage

The Week That Was -- State Senate Succession

I'm back from vacation and seem to have missed a few thing while I was away. Let's start with the state senate. Jack Hart announced that the rumor I alluded to a month ago was true; he is leaving the state senate to make more money in law practice (more, ...

With Plums as Juicy as Sheriff to Bestow, It's Good to Be the Governor

Sheriff is one of the best jobs in Massachusetts politics for three simple reasons. One, sheriffs are paid well. Most collect an annual salary of just over $123,000, an especially heart-warming figure when calculating your state pension. Two, sheriffs have six-year terms. They face the voters so rarely that most ...

Q&A #3: Massachusetts Women, Post-Warren

"North Shore Dem" poses an interesting one: Now that Massachusetts has successfully elected a woman Senator, does that lessen the urgency to elect more women to prominent positions or increase the likelihood that more women will be elected? Who are the women poised to run and win Congressional or statewide ...

Votes to Note: MBTA Financial Accountability

Yesterday the Massachusetts State Senate debated a bailout proposal of $51 million dedicated to the MBTA to close the agency’s budgetary shortfall. The bill, S.2308, was ultimately approved by a 26 to 9 vote. The Senate Republican Caucus offered several amendments to improve our mass transportation system and provide safeguards ...

Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

  • S 1833

    Relative to Chapter 459 of the Acts of 2010

  • S 1314

    An Act improving the fairness of our tax laws

  • S 1462

    An Act relative to jobs, workforce development, and main street fairness

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  • S 84

    An Act regarding identity fraud.

  • S 205

    An Act to assist parental choice concerning special education placements

  • S 206

    An Act relative to bullying in schools

Recent Votes

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