Mike Barrett

Massachusetts Senate

3rd Middlesex
Result: Won

After three terms in the Mass. House of Representatives and four terms in the State Senate, Mike ran for Governor of Massachusetts in the 1994 Democratic primary. Unsuccessful, he left politics in 1995 and moved with his wife and two daughters to their present home in Lexington. Beginning in 1989 and continuing for a decade through the administrations of Michael Dukakis, William Weld and Paul Cellucci, he served as a gubernatorial appointee to the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC). As the small-business owner of his own consulting firm, Mike studies mobile phones, social media, inexpensive sensors and even home robots, all with the aim of using technology to help people cope with chronic conditions and take command of their health. For the past five years, from 2007 through 2011, he’s moderated panels at the annual Connected Health Symposium in Boston and delivered keynote addresses at the industry’s annual Healthcare Unbound conferences on the West Coast. As senator, Mike has already jumped into action on progressive bills concerning fair chances for employment, education funding, and policy that works towards the elimination of health disparities among racial and ethnic lines in Massachusetts, as wells as serving as Chairman of the Joint Committee on Children, Families, and Persons with Disabilities and Vice Chairman on the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development. Year endorsed: 2012

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