Senate President Karen E. Spilka


Working hard for the people of Massachusetts every day.


State Senator Karen E. Spilka (D-Ashland) is the President of the Massachusetts State Senate. As the State Senator for the 2nd Middlesex & Norfolk district, she represents the MetroWest communities of Ashland, Framingham, Franklin, Holliston, Hopkinton, Medway and Natick.


Full Engagement in the Economy

Senate President Spilka believes that when all people in the Commonwealth have access to the opportunities to participate in Massachusetts’ economy—as well as the tools to succeed—we all benefit.

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Regional Equity & Empowerment

Transportation. Infrastructure. Economic Development. Housing. Each region of the Commonwealth has unique assets and unique needs, and no one knows these better how to meet those needs and capitalize on those assets than the residents and local representatives of those regions. 

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Social, Civil and Economic Justice

Senate President Spilka has always believed that everyone in Massachusetts—and in the United States—should have the right to love and marry whomever they choose, and to BE who they are.  She was an early and ardent supporter of equal marriage and transgender protections.

Featured Update

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Social emotional learning forum / january 8, 2019

Please join me and the Social Emotional Alliance for Massachusetts for a Social Emotional Learning Forum on Tuesday, January 8 from 6:00-7:00pm at the Warren Conference Center and Inn at the Hayden Lodge located at 529 Chestnut Street, Ashland 01721. Registration begins at 5:30pm. Learn more