Jennifer L. Flanagan
As Senator, Jennifer L. Flanagan represented the Worcester and Middlesex District of the Massachusetts State Senate since 2009. First elected in 2004 to represent the 4th Worcester District of the Massachusetts House of Representatives where she would serve for two terms, Flanagan began her career in public service as a legislative aide and Chief of Staff on four legislative committees in the House. In the State Senate, Flanagan has chaired the Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery, the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities and the Special Senate Committee on Addiction Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Options. She has also served as Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on Public Health and Joint Committee on Public Service, and as a member of the Joint Legislative Committees on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, and State Administration and Regulatory Oversight. A resident of Leominster, Senator Flanagan graduated from Leominster High School and obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Sciences from the University of Massachusetts Boston and a Master’s of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Fitchburg State University.