Stan Rosenberg was elected Senator of the Hampshire & Franklin District in September 1991. Prior to serving in the Senate, he represented the communities of Amherst, Pelham, Granby, and Belchertown in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
Stan earned a B.A in Community Development & Arts Management from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. During his time there he worked for eight years, first as the founding Director of the Arts Extension Service and then as Director of the Community Development & Human Service Programs in the Division of Continuing Education.
Throughout his career, Stan has been a champion for education at all levels; fair and progressive taxation to support the public services we all need and want; environmental protection with an emphasis on recycling, conservation, and alternative energy; economic development for our region; and social justice for all.
In 2003, Stan was appointed to the prestigious leadership position of President Pro Tempore of the Massachusetts State Senate, becoming the first senator in the state’s history to hold this position. This appointment came after he served seven years in other leadership posts: four as Assistant Majority Leader and three years as the 1st western Massachusetts legislator to chair the Senate Committee on Ways & Means.
For the second time in a decade, Stan is serving as the Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Redistricting. He has been tasked with proposing new district lines for Congress, Governors Council, and the State Legislature. In addition, he serves as Senate Chair of the Public Higher Education Caucus, Regional Transportation Authority Caucus, and the Foster Kid Caucus.
As an Amherst resident for over 40 years, Stan has been an active member of the Pioneer Valley community. He can often be found browsing the farmers market for fresh produce for his ‘famous’ tomato sauce, or you can see him at a church supper, pie auction, or one of the many cultural events that he attends.
His dedication to the people of Western Massachusetts is a hallmark of his long service in the legislature.