State Sen. Don Humason, R-Westfield, touts perfect roll call voting record

By: Mary Serreze
MassLive

BOSTON — State Sen. Don Humason, R-Westfield, is touting his voting record on Beacon Hill.

Since first taking office in November 2013, Humason has not missed a single roll call vote. Humason said Friday he had been congratulated by Sen. Minority Leader Bruce Tarr.

“Roll call votes are one of the primary and crucial ways that senators protect and represent the interests of their constituents, and often they involve critical issues where every vote makes a difference,” said Tarr, R-Gloucester, in a statement. “Senator Humason undoubtedly understands that, and his 100 percent voting record reflects his commitment not only to those he represents, but also to the prosperity and future of our state.”

Humason said considering the distance of his 2nd Hampden and Hampshire District from Boston, he is “very proud” of his record. “Representing my constituents’ thoughts and opinions in the Senate at each opportunity is one of the most important obligations they have entrusted me with, and I take that very seriously,” he said.

Throughout the two-year session, the Senate took over 650 roll call votes. Formal legislative sessions concluded July 31. Humason maintains a district office at 64 Noble St. in Westfield.

Humason is Senate Minority Whip, and among other duties serves on the Ways and Means Committee. He faces a challenge from Southampton Democrat J.D. Parker O’Grady in the Nov. 8 election.

“It is a great honor to serve the people of Agawam, Southwick, Granville, Tolland, Westfield, Russell, Montgomery, Easthampton, Southampton, Chicopee and Holyoke and bring their voice to the Massachusetts State Senate,” Humason said.