|193rd General Court of Massachusetts|
New session started
|January 4, 2023|
President pro tempore
Length of term
|Authority||Chapter 1, Massachusetts Constitution|
|Salary||$70,537/year; set to increase every two years equal to the increase in the median salary of Massachusetts. Additional stipends are given to leaders of the majority and minority party.|
|November 8, 2022|
|November 5, 2024|
|State Senate Chamber|
Massachusetts State House
|Rules of the Massachusetts Senate (English)|
The Massachusetts Senate is the upper house of the Massachusetts General Court, the bicameral state legislature of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Senate comprises 40 elected members from 40 single-member senatorial districts in the state. All but one of the districts are named for the counties in which they are located (the "Cape and Islands" district covers Dukes, Nantucket, and parts of Barnstable counties). Senators serve two-year terms, without term limits. The Senate convenes in the Massachusetts State House, in Boston.
The following are the qualifications to be elected to the Massachusetts Senate:
- Be 18 years of age
- Be a registered voter in Massachusetts
- Be an inhabitant of Massachusetts for five years
- Be a resident of the district when elected
- Receive a least 300 signatures on nomination papers
Recent party control
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
|Begin 189th (2015-2016)||34||6||40||0|
|Begin 190th (2017-2018)|
|Begin 191st (2019-2020)|
|Begin 192nd (2021-2022)||37||3||40||0|
|Begin 193rd (2022-2023)||37||3||40||0|
|June 5, 2023[a]||36||3||39||1|
|Latest voting share||90%||7.5%|
Current members and districts
Current committees and members
Past composition of the Senate
- 2023–2024 Massachusetts legislature
- List of former districts of the Massachusetts Senate
- Massachusetts Senate Delegations
- Massachusetts House of Representatives
- Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Article LXXXII.
- "How to Run for Office in Massachusetts" (PDF). March 2017.
- "State Sen. Gobi tapped for new post in Healey administration as director of rural affairs". WBUR. Retrieved August 27, 2023.
- "Massachusetts Senate". Ballotpedia. Retrieved January 5, 2023.
- "Senate of the General Court of Massachusetts". Public Officers of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 2005., 2007
- "House–Senate power struggle brewing", Boston Globe, April 4, 2015