Dan Donahue

Dan Donahue

16th Worcester

Mass Alliance congratulates Dan Donahue on his win for re-election to the 16th Worcester District House Seat.
Dan began his professional career working as a Community Outreach Worker for the Juvenile Public Defenders office in Worcester, where he organized training and outreach for at-risk youth in the city and county. After that, worked as a campaign field staffer for the 2010 Governor’s election, he worked as the Political Director for Lt. Gov. Tim Murray overseeing the Lt. Gov.’s campaign committee. In 2012 Dan was appointed Director of Policy and Assistant Chief of Staff to the newly elected Mayor of Worcester, Joe Petty.
After being elected to represent the 16th Worcester District in 2013, Dan is currently serving his second term in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Dan represents the 16th Worcester District which consists of precincts 1, 2, 4, and 5, of ward 5, ward 6, and precincts 1 and 5 of ward 8, of the city of Worcester. He serves as a member on the following committees: Labor and Workforce Development, Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy, Transportation, and House Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets.
We recognize Dan Donahue’s dedication to passing effective, progressive legislation and were proud to endorse him.

Committees served on:  

Currently on Vice-Chair, Steering Policy and Scheduling, Common Transportation, and State Admin and Oversight Comm,  PAST: Vice-Chair of Redistricting, Healthcare Financing, Labor and Workforce Development, Capital Assets and Bonding, Telecom Utilities and Energy.


What legislation have you been excited to be involved with/pass?

I was most excited to have had the ability to be the lead sponsor and file the Fight for $15 legislation in the last session.  

How did having the Mass Alliance endorsement help your victory?

MassAlliance endorsement connected me to so many progressive activists and groups that were fighting for what I believe in.  The endorsement meant I had the resources and volunteers to win reelection numerous times and also build relationships with organizations that have made me a better legislator. 


Salem – Ballot Initiative to Preserve Safe Communities (Immigration)


Mass Alliance’s support was vital for helping Salem vote to keep our Sanctuary City for Peace ordinance. Jordan and the staff helped the campaign with our messaging, organization, strategy, and volunteer recruitment – not to mention putting us in touch with other organizations and individuals who were passionate about our cause. Mass Alliance was a huge part of our winning coalition!

Tanya Stepasiuk – Campaign Manager for Ballot Initiative


Year Endorsed: 2016