Senator Donald F. Humason, Jr.

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Don Humason is proud to represent the 11 communities of Agawam, Southwick, Granville, Tolland, Russell, Montgomery, Westfield, Southampton, Easthampton, Chicopee (7, 8A, 9A), and Holyoke in the Massachusetts State Senate.

 

Senator Humason was first elected to the Senate in November 2013 in a Special Election to succeed Senator Mike Knapik.  He was re-elected on November 2014 to his first full two-year term. He is currently serving his third full term in the State Senate.

 

After serving as Minority Whip, Don was appointed as Assistant Minority Leader and is a member of the powerful Senate Ways and Means Committee.  He also serves on the Committees on Bonding, Capital Expenditures, and State Assets; Intergovernmental Affairs; Children, Families, and Persons with Disabilities; Education; Public Service; and Veterans and Federal Affairs.

 

He is Senate Chair of the Legislature’s Aviation Caucus, Senate Co-Chair of the Boating Caucus, and a member of several other caucuses including the Library Caucus, Parks Caucus, Public Higher Education Caucus, and Gateway Cities Caucus.

 

Don was first elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in November 2002 and represented the City of Westfield for 5 terms before being elected to the Senate.  Prior to that, he served as the Director of Legislative Affairs of the Executive Office of Health & Human Services in Boston from April 1999-August 2002.

 

From 1994-1999 he was the Chief of Staff to Westfield State Senator Mike Knapik.  He served as the Legislative Aide to Representative Mike Knapik from 1991-1994.  Before that, Don was a Trial Court Security Officer at Westfield District Court and a Respite Counselor at the Crisis and Transitional Respite of Westfield Area Mental Health.

 

Don is a 1989 graduate of Westfield State College and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice, with minors in Spanish and psychology.

 

Don is married to Janice Tracey Humason and they have a beautiful little boy named Quinn.

 

Senator Humason maintains a District Office for the convenience of his constituents at 64 Noble Street, Westfield.

Committees:

  • Joint Committee on Ways and Means
  • Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs
  • Joint Committee on Children, Families, and Persons with Disabilities
  • Joint Committee on Public Service
  • Senate Committee on Ways and Means
  • Senate Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures, and State Assets
  • Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Special Senate Committee to Improve Government

Awards:

  • 2016 Massachusetts Public Service Award
    Common Cause
  • 2016 Recognition Award
    Multicultural Community Services of the Pioneer Valley, Inc.
  • 2015 Legislator of the Year
    Human Services Providers, Inc.
  • 2014-2015 Walter J. Zarichak Legislative Award
    Hampden County American Legion
  • 2014 Dairy Farmers Award
    Dairy Farmers
  • 2014 Legislator of the Year
    Citizen’s for Life