Bruce Tarr

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Bruce Tarr
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Minority Leader of the Massachusetts Senate
Assumed office
January 3, 2011
Preceded by Richard Tisei
Member of the Massachusetts Senate
from the Middlesex and Essex district
Assumed office
January 3, 1995
Preceded by Robert Buell
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
from the 5th Essex district
In office
January 3, 1991 – January 3, 1995
Preceded by Patricia Fiero
Succeeded by Anthony Verga
Personal details
Born (1964-01-02) January 2, 1964 (age 54)
Gloucester, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political party Republican
Alma mater Suffolk University
Website Official website

Bruce E. Tarr (born January 2, 1964[1]) is the minority leader of the Massachusetts Senate.[2] He has been a member of the Senate since 1995, representing the 1st Essex and Middlesex District. He is a member of the United States Republican Party and a former member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. In June 2009 fellow Republican state senator Scott Brown described the 5 member senate caucus as "led" by Senator Tarr.

The 1st Essex and Middlesex district includes Gloucester, Boxford, Essex, Georgetown, Groveland, Hamilton, Ipswich, Manchester, Middleton, Newbury, North Andover, North Reading, Rockport, Rowley, Wenham, West Newbury, and Wilmington.

Tarr was born in Gloucester, Massachusetts.[1] He is a graduate of Suffolk University, for his undergraduate and J.D. studies. Prior to being elected to the Senate in 1994, he was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1991–1995.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Edward B., O'Neill (1993), Public officers of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, MA: Commonwealth of Massachusetts, p. 226 
  2. ^ "Tarr named next Senate minority leader", The Boston Globe, November 28, 2010 

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