Ken Donnelly

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Ken Donnelly
Ken Donnelly 2013.jpg
Member of the Massachusetts Senate
from the Fourth Middlesex district
In office

Kenneth J. Donnelly (July 15, 1950 – April 2, 2017) was a Massachusetts state senator for the Fourth Middlesex district, which included his hometown of Arlington and several other cities. He was a Democrat who served from 2009-17.

Donnelly graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a BA in Labor Studies.[1]

He was a retired lieutenant with the Lexington Fire Department in Lexington, Massachusetts.[2]

On June 17, 2014, Donnelly endorsed fellow Democrat Don Berwick in the Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 2014.[3]

Donnelly died on April 2, 2017 in Arlington, Massachusetts from complications of a brain tumor, aged 66.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Member Profile – Kenneth J. Donnelly". The General Court. 2011. Retrieved January 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ Metzger, Andy (September 4, 2008). "Ken Donnelly: Education Reform". The Arlington Advocate. GateHouse Media, Inc. 
  3. ^ Robert Rizzuto (June 17, 2014). "Democrat Don Berwick's gubernatorial campaign endorsed by state Senators Dan Wolf, Ken Donnelly". MassLive Politics. Retrieved August 18, 2014. 
  4. ^ Gans, Felicia (April 3, 2017). "State Senator Kenneth Donnelly dies from brain cancer complications". The Boston Globe. Retrieved April 14, 2017. 
  5. ^ "State Sen. Kenneth Donnelly, ex-firefighter, dies of brain tumor". April 3, 2017. Retrieved April 14, 2017. 

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