The 184th General Court

2005-2006 Massachusetts Senate
Positions on the death penalty

Last updated October 12, 2005
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Senator Party District DP Position
For reinstatement?

14 Y / 26 N
Vote on

21 Y / 16 N
Vote on

21 Y / 13 N
Nuciforo, Andrea D Berkshire, Hampshire & Franklin N N N  
Timilty, James D Bristol & Norfolk N      
Menard, Joan D 1st Bristol & Plymouth N      
Montigny, Mark D 2nd Bristol & Plymouth N N N  
O'Leary, Robert D Cape & Islands N      
Baddour, Steven D 1st Essex N     Senate Vice-Chair of the Judiciary Committee
Berry, Frederick D 2nd Essex Y   Y Majority Leader. Absent due to illness on 11/15/99.
Tarr, Bruce R 1st Essex & Middlesex Y Y Y  
Tucker, Susan D 2nd Essex & Middlesex N N    
McGee, Thomas D 3rd Essex & Middlesex N     Member of the Judiciary Committee
Buoniconti, Stephen D Hampden N      
Lees, Brian R 1st Hampden & Hampshire Y Y Y Minority Leader, Member of the Judiciary Committee
Knapik, Michael R 2nd Hampden & Hampshire Y Y Y  
Rosenberg, Stanley D Hampshire & Franklin N N N President pro tempore
Panagiotakos, Steven D 1st Middlesex Y Y Y  
Jehlen, Patricia D 2nd Middlesex N     Senator Jehlen took office on October 12, 2005, filling the vacancy created by the death of Senator Charlie Shannon. She had been a strong opponent of the death penalty while serving in the House.
Fargo, Susan D 3rd Middlesex N N N  
Havern, Robert D 4th Middlesex N N Y  
Tisei, Richard R Middlesex & Essex Y Y Y  
Creem, Cynthia D 1st Middlesex & Norfolk N N   Member of the Judiciary Committee
Spilka, Karen D 2nd Middlesex & Norfolk N      
Barrios, Jarrett D Middlesex, Suffolk
& Essex
N     Voted "N" in House.
Resor, Pamela D Middlesex & Worcester N N   Voted "N" in House in 1997 and 1999.
Brown, Scott R Norfolk, Bristol
& Middlesex
Joyce, Brian D Norfolk, Bristol & Plymouth N N    
Morrissey, Michael D Norfolk & Plymouth Y Y Y  
Murray, Therese D Plymouth & Barnstable Y Y Y  
Pacheco, Marc D 1st Plymouth & Bristol Y Y Y  
Creedon, Robert D 2nd Plymouth & Bristol N N N Senate Chair of the Judiciary Committee
Hedlund, Robert R Plymouth & Norfolk Y Y Y  
Hart, John D 1st Suffolk Y     Voted "Y" in the House in 1997, 1999 and 2001.
Wilkerson, Dianne D 2nd Suffolk N N N  
Travaglini, Robert D 1st Suffolk & Middlesex N N N Senate President
Tolman, Steven D 2nd Suffolk & Middlesex N N N  
Walsh, Marian D Suffolk & Norfolk N N N  
Chandler, Harriette D 1st Worcester N     Voted "Y" in House in 1997 and 1999, but has stated that she is now opposed.
Augustus, Edward D 2nd Worcester N      
Brewer, Stephen D Worcester, Hampden,
Hampshire & Franklin
Y Y Y  
Antonioni, Robert D Worcester & Middlesex N N N Member of the Judiciary Committee
Moore, Richard D Worcester & Norfolk Y Y Y  
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