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Harriett Stanley

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Harriett Stanley
Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives
from the 2nd Essex district
In office
Preceded byThomas Palumbo
Succeeded byLenny Mirra
Personal details
Born (1950-03-30) March 30, 1950 (age 74)
Arlington, Virginia
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceWest Newbury, Massachusetts
Alma materThe College of William & Mary
Boston University
Harvard University
OccupationInvestment banker

Harriett L. Stanley (born March 30, 1950, in Arlington, Virginia[1]) is an American politician who represented the 2nd Essex district in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1995 to 2013.

An investment banker and professor, Stanley was first elected to the House in 1994 in a defeat of Republican incumbent Thomas Palumbo.

She was named to the House Ways and Means Committee in her first term and later served as the chair of the House Health Care Committee from 2001-2003. She was also a member of the House Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets, House Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change, House Committee on Post Audit and Oversight, and the Joint Committee on Revenue.[2]

Stanley is the Massachusetts co-chairman of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).[3]

She did not seek re-election in 2012.[4]


  1. ^ 1995–1996 Public Officers of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  2. ^ http://www.malegislature.gov/People/Profile/HLS1 Massachusetts Legislature profile
  3. ^ "State Chairmen". ALEC. ALEC – American Legislative Exchange Council. Retrieved 22 April 2012.
  4. ^ State House Election Results - 2012