Jennifer Flanagan

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Jennifer L. Flanagan
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Member of the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission
Assumed office
2017
Preceded by Initial member of commission
Member of the Massachusetts Senate from the Worcester and Middlesex district
In office
2009–2017
Preceded by Robert A. Antonioni
Succeeded by To be chosen in election 5 December 2017.[1]
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from the 4th Worcester district
In office
2005–2009
Preceded by Mary Jane Simmons
Succeeded by Dennis Rosa
Personal details
Political party Democratic
Residence Leominster, Massachusetts

Jennifer L. Flanagan is a member of the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission. She was chosen by governor Charlie Baker(R) as his pick for the newly formed Commission[2]. The appointment was notable because she opposed legalization and is from a different party than the governor.

She was previously the Massachusetts State Senator for the Worcester and Middlesex district, which includes her hometown of Leominster. She is a Democrat who served from 2009,[3] to 2017. From 2005 to 2009 she was the Massachusetts State Representative for the 4th Worcester district. Prior to serving in the Massachusetts legislature, she was a legislative aide and a committee chief of staff.[3]

When running for State Senate reelection in 2014 the signature forms to get Jen Flanagan on the primary ballot were filed with an incomplete address,[4] so she got on the general election ballot with a write-in campaign during the primary.[5] There was no candidate for the seat on either the Republican[6] or Democratic[7] primary ballots. Her general election opponent, Richard Bastien, also got on the general election ballot with a write-in campaign in the primary.

Education[edit]

Leominster High School; University of Massachusetts Boston, B.A. Political Science; Fitchburg State College, M.S. Mental Health Counseling.

Public office[edit]

  • Massachusetts Cannabis control commission (2017-present)
  • Massachusetts Senate (2009–2017)
  • Massachusetts House of Representatives (2005–2009), serving on committees:
    • Joint Committee on Public Health
    • Joint Committee on Transportation

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