Saturday, June 05, 2004

Contacting State Officials

State Elected Officials

Senator Stanley C. Rosenberg, Democrat:
Web Site:
Boston Office: State House Room 320 Boston, MA 02133
Phone: (617) 722-1532 Fax: (617) 722-1062
District Office: 1 Prince Street Northampton, MA 01060
Phone: (413) 584-1649 Phone: (413) 587-6259 Fax: (413) 582-0113

Representative Christopher J. Donelan, Democrat:
Web Site:
Boston Office: State House Room 437 Boston, MA 02133
Phone: (617) 722-2000
District Office: 217 East Main Street Orange, MA 01364
Phone: (978) 544-2180 Fax: (978) 544-5169

Representative Stephen Kulik, Democrat:
Web Site:
Boston Office: State House Room 279 Boston, MA 02133
Phone: (617) 722-2210 Fax: (617) 722-2821
District Office: 330 Montague City Road Suite 102 Turners Falls, MA 01376
Phone: (413) 772-2727 Phone: (978) 575-0223 Fax: (413) 773-1821

Representative Shaun P. Kelly, Republican:
Web Site:
Boston Office: State House Room 473-B Boston, MA 02133
Phone: (617) 722-2240 Fax: (617) 722-2837
District Office: 399 Main Street Suite 2E Dalton, MA 01226
Phone: (413) 684-5133 Fax: (413) 684-2070

Governor: His Excellency Mitt Romney, Republican
Web Site:
State House Room 360 Boston, MA 02133
Phone: (617) 725-4000

Senate Leadership:

Senate President: Robert E. Travaglini
State House Room 332 Boston, MA 02133
Phone: (617) 722-1500

Senate Majority Leader: Frederick E. Berry
State House Room 333 Boston, MA 02133
Phone: (617) 722-1410

Senate Minority Leader: Brian P. Lees
State House Room 308 Boston, MA 02133
Phone: (617) 722-1291

House Leadership:

Speaker of the House: Thomas M. Finneran
State House Room 356 Boston,MA 02133
Phone: (617) 722-2500

House Majority Leader: Salvatore F. DiMasi
State House Room 370 Boston,Ma 02133
Phone: (617) 722-2600

House Minority Leader: Bradley H. Jones, Jr.
State House Room 124 Boston, MA 02133
Phone: (617) 722-2100

On Major Spending Proposals Write To:

The Hon. Therese Murray, Chair
Senate Committee on Ways and Means
State House Room 212 Boston, MA 02133
Phone: (617) 722-1481

The Hon. John H. Rogers, Chair
House Committee on Ways and Means
State House Room 243 Boston, MA 02133
Phone: (617) 722-2990

Communicating with Elected Officials

Tips On Telephoning Your Representatives:

Remember that telephone calls are often taken by a staff member, not the member of the Legislature. Ask to speak with the aide who handles the issue to which you wish to comment.
After identifying yourself, tell the aide you would like to leave a brief message, such as: "Please tell Senator/Representative (Name) that I support/oppose (S.___/H.R.8___)."
You will also want to state reasons for your support or opposition to the bill. Ask for your Senator's or Representative's position on the bill. You may also request a written response to your telephone call.

Tips On Writing Letters:

The letter is the most popular choice of communication with an elected official. If you decide to write a letter, this list of helpful suggestions will improve the effectiveness of the letter:
1. Your purpose for writing should be stated in the first paragraph of the letter. If your letter pertains to a specific piece of legislation, identify it accordingly, e.g., House bill: H. R. ____, Senate bill: S.____.
2. Be courteous, to the point, and include key information, using examples to support your position.
3. Address only one issue in each letter; and, if possible, keep the letter to one page.

Prepared by the Reference Staff, Greenfield Public Library 2003


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