Senator Humason Receives Committee Appointments

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                CONTACT: Rachel Purewal

 February 25, 2019                                                     (617) 722-1415

Boston –Senator Donald F. Humason Jr. (R-Second Hampden and Hampshire) has received notice from Senate Minority Leader Bruce E. Tarr of his appointment to eight committees for the 191st General Court session. Senator Humason has also been re-appointed to the position of Assistant Minority Leader.


“Don Humason is a pragmatic and effective leader on Beacon Hill, not only for Western Massachusetts but for public policies that make our state government more efficient and cost-effective.  His hard work and determination ensure that the interests of his constituents are never forgotten and that practical approaches to solving problems aren’t overlooked,” said Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr. 


“I’m confident that Senator Humason will continue to contribute substantially to the operations of the Senate as Assistant Senate Minority Leader, as he has in the past, and that the committees he serves on will benefit from his insights and balanced approach.”


The Senate committees include: the committee on Ways and Means which deals with tax writing and the fiscal year budget, the committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets which handles all matters relative to state lands and buildings and the loaning or pledging of credit from the Commonwealth, the committee on Ethics, and the committee on Post Audit Oversight which oversees the implementation of auditing programs.


The Joint committees include: the committee on Children, Families, and Persons with Disabilities which considers all matters concerning the groups mentioned, the committee on Public Service which handles salaries, civil service and retirement of public employees, the committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs, and the committee on Public Health.


This will be Senator Humason’s first time serving on the committee on Ethics, which is responsible for considering all violations of rules and all questions of conduct of Senators and to report any recommendations on conduct that are necessary. Senator Humason will serve as Ranking Minority member on this committee.


Senator Humason will be returning as a member of the powerful Senate Committee on Ways and Means, which is responsible for considering all matters related to the finances of the Commonwealth, including the Fiscal Year Budget proposal.


“I’m pleased to again serve on the Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs given all of the veteran’s resources in my district. I’m actively supportive of the Holyoke Soldiers Home, 104th Fighter Wing, Agawam Veterans Cemetery, and the Westover Air Reserve Base. Bringing my knowledge of these resources and institutions to the Committee will allow me to advocate and support our veterans who risked their lives for the safety of others.” said Senator Humason. 


Senator Humason represents the 2nd Hampden and Hampshire District, which consists of the cities of Agawam, Easthampton, Holyoke, Westfield, and parts of the city of Chicopee; and the towns of Granville, Montgomery, Russell, Southampton, Southwick, and Tolland. 


The Senator maintains a district office for the convenience of his constituents and encourages them to contact him at his district office at 64 Noble Street in Westfield, Massachusetts 01085, (413) 568-1366; or his Boston office, State House, Room 313A, Boston, Massachusetts 02133, (617) 722-1415.  His email address is




Donald Humason