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Benjamin Downing's Biography
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Benjamin Brackett Downing
Great Barrington, MA
MA, Public Policy, Tufts University, 2008
BA, Political Science, Providence College, 2003
Senator, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Senate, District Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden, 2007-2017
Former Member, Bills in the Third Reading, Massachusetts Senate
Former Member, Global Warming and Climate Change Committee, Massachusetts Senate
Member, Governor Patrick's Public Integrity Task Force
Member, Governor's Advisory Commission on Local Government
Former Member, Higher Education Committee, Massachusetts Senate
Co-Chair, Leadership Council to End Chronic Homelessness in Berkshire County
Member, Pittsfield Democratic Committee
Former Vice Chair, Post Audit and Oversight Committee, Massachusetts Senate
Former Chair, Redistricting Committee, Massachusetts Senate
Vice-Chairman, Regional Transit Authority Caucus
Former Member, Revenue Committee, Massachusetts Senate
Former Chair, Telecommunication, Utilities and Energy Committee, Massachusetts Senate
Former Vice Chair, Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development Committee, Massachusetts Senate
Former Member, Ways and Means Committee, New Hampshire State Senate
Former Staff, United States Representative Richard E. Neal
Former Staff, United States Representative William Delahunt
Communications Director, United Veterans of America, 2005-2006
Legislative Assistant, United State Representative John Olver, 2003-2005
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Member, Catholic Youth Center, present
Advisory Council, Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, present
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