BOSTON (WWLP) – After serving 17 years in the state legislature, Senator Don Humason is bidding farewell to his senate colleagues, but not before he votes on several key bills.
A Westfield Republican, Senator Humason began serving at the State House in 2002 when he was first elected as the state representative. He earned a spot on the ethics committee, the ways and means committee, and the public health committee to name a few.
After winning a seat in the State Senate in 2013, Humason began to represent the interests of more than 11 western Massachusetts communities.
“My goal has been to bring the western part of the state to Boston so that people down here at the statehouse didn’t forget that we existed out in western Massachusetts. Whether that was small towns like Russell, Tolland, or Montgomery, or cities like Holyoke, or Westfield, or Chicopee, I felt like we had a story to tell,” Senator Humason said.
During his time in the legislature, Senator Humason maintained a perfect voting record, including the bills being considered today such as distracted driving, and major education reforms.
Senator Humason will take on his new role as Mayor of Westfield on January 6.