Joan M. Menard

Massachusetts State Senator, First Bristol and Plymouth, Democratic  

  • Gender

    Husband: Charles; 2 Children: Jody, Jennifer.

    Fall River, MA

    CAGS, Boston College Doctoral Program, 1979
    MS, Education, Bridgewater State College, 1971
    BS, Bridgewater State College, 1967.

    Director of Special Education, Town of Somerset, 1974-1979
    Elementary School Teacher, Town of Somerset, 1964-1974
    School Administrator, Town of Somerset.

    Majority Whip, Massachusetts Senate, 2003-present
    Senator, Massachusetts Senate, 2000-present
    Chair, Massachusetts Democratic Party, 1993-present
    Democratic State Committee, 1976-present
    Representative, Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1978-1999
    Majority Whip, Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1992-1996
    Assistant Majority Whip, Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1991.

    Roman Catholic

    Congressional Membership
    Member, Massachusetts Women's Legislative Caucus
    Member, Women's Political Caucus.

    Treasurer, Association of State Democratic Chairs, 1995-present
    Member, Business and Professional Women's Club, present
    Member, Council of State Governments, present
    Director, Five Cents Savings Bank, present
    Board of Directors, Katie Brown Fund, present
    Local President, League of Women Voters, present
    Member, Massachusetts Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Board, present
    Member, National Organization of Women, present
    Member, New England Board of Higher Education, present
    Advisory Board, Southeastern Massachusetts Labor Center, present
    Board of Directors, Steppingstone, present
    Labor Advisory Board, University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth, present.

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