|Minority Leader of the Massachusetts Senate|
January 3, 2011
|Preceded by||Richard Tisei|
|Member of the Massachusetts Senate
from the Middlesex and Essex district
January 3, 1995
|Preceded by||Robert Buell|
|Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
from the 5th Essex district
January 3, 1991 – January 3, 1995
|Preceded by||Patricia Fiero|
|Succeeded by||Anthony Verga|
January 2, 1964 |
Gloucester, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Alma mater||Suffolk University|
Bruce E. Tarr (born January 2, 1964) is the minority leader of the Massachusetts Senate. 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. 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.