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James T. Welch

Democratic — Senator — Hampden
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James T. Welch represents Senate District Hampden in the Massachusetts Senate, is a member of four committees, and is the primary sponsor of 40 bills.

2004 25205.0
2006 37875.0
2008 44731.0
2010 83716.0
2012 74226.16

For detailed campaign finance information visit Influence Explorer. Figures via the National Institute on Money in State Politics.

  • State House:

    Room 416A
    Boston, MA 02133
    Phone: 617-722-1660
  • District Office:

    32-34 Hampden Street
    Springfield, MA 01103
    Phone: 413-737-7756
    Fax: 413-306-5179
  • James.Welch@masenate.gov



News and Blog Coverage

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 ...

Senate GOP Caucus Supports Bipartisan Control Board Plan to Address MBTA Crisis

Senator Gale D. Candaras (D–Wilbraham), Senate Minority Leader Bruce E. Tarr (R–Gloucester), Senator James Welch (D–West Springfield), Assistant Senate Minority Leader Robert Hedlund (R-Weymouth) and Senate Minority Whip Richard J. Ross (R-Wrentham) held a press conference at the State House this morning to announce the filing of an amendment to ...

Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

  • H 1651

    An Act relative to taking or transmitting images of crime victims by first responders

  • S 899

    An Act relative to workers compensation insurance

  • S 42

    An Act establishing the miracle league of Massachusetts

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  • S 66

    An Act to clarify the definition of a personal care attendant

  • S 282

    An Act relative to CPR and AED certification for athletic coaches

  • S 1724

    An Act establishing a pilot program for traffic violation monitoring system

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