HP 609 Week 8 Assignment 1: State and Federal Government

March 1, 2022

HP 609 Week 8 Assignment 1: State and Federal Government

HP 609 Week 8 Assignment 1: State and Federal Government

HP 609 Week 8 Assignment 1: State and Federal Government


Identify your state and federal representatives (State: Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, State Representative, State Senator; Federal: Members of Congress: US Representative, US Senators) with a brief description of each. Write 200–400 words about how your state government operates and include a link to your state government website, your Governor’s state website, and the website of your state legislator.

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Massachusetts Governor: Charlie Baker

Governor Baker has served as the 72nd governor of Massachusetts since January 8, 2015. He is a member of the Republican Party. Before becoming governor, Baker was a cabinet official under two Massachusetts governors of and served as CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care for ten years.

Lt. Governor: Karyn Polito

Polito is the 72nd Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts who was sworn in on January 3, 2019. During her first term she focused on moving Massachusetts forward through bipartisan, results-driven leadership.

Attorney General: Maura Healey

Maura Tracy Healey is a civil rights attorney that is dedicated to equal treatment for all residents. She is a politician with the Democratic Party. Using her office, she started the Community Engagement which advocates for initiation of various policies.

State Representative

MA Senator

Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Ann Warren is a politician and former law professor who has been serving as senator since 2013. A Democratic regarded as a progressive, focused on consumer protection, economic opportunity, and the social safety net while in the Senate. She was a presidential candidate for the Democratic party primaries.

Edward Markey

Markey served in the United States Army Reserve from 1968 to 1973, attaining the rank of Specialist Fourth Class. He was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, where he represented the 16th Middlesex district (Malden and Melrose) and 26th Middlesex district from 1973 to 1976. In 2019, Markey received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Tufts University.

Members of Congress: 

6th district: Seth Moulton

Moulton is my representative in the 6th district. Moulton is a Democrat, a veteran who led the frontline infantry in Baghdad. Served as

HP 609 Week 8 Assignment 1 State and Federal Government

HP 609 Week 8 Assignment 1 State and Federal Government

liaison to senior Iraqi military members and political leaders for General Petraeus. Between 2003 and 2008. Was named most effective freshman Democrat in his first term of service.

The commonwealth government is made up of the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary branches.  These branches are further divided whereby the governor is overall leader of the commonwealth. After the governor comes the lieutenant governor, state secretary and attorney general (AG). Beacon Hill is the state house of the commonwealth of Massachusetts. These top leaders served for four years. Massachusetts has two senators, senior senator being Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey is junior senator and nine members of house of representatives.

The Executive council consists of eight members who hold two-year terms. These members each have different roles. However, some of these roles include confirmation of some judges, gubernational appointments and approving of warrants.

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The legislative branch deals with pending laws. Bills and petitions must go through the legislative branch where they are registered in the docket register before they are submitted to the senate. These bills and petitions are then numbered and sent to appropriate departments. This branch has forty senate members and a hundred and sixty house of representative members.

Judicial branches are divided into the supreme judicial court, Appeals court, and Trial court. The supreme judicial court is the highest of all courts and can advise the government on legal matters. The other courts fellow below the supreme court.


Home: U.S. Congressman Seth Moulton. Home | U.S. Congressman Seth Moulton. (n.d.). https://moulton.house.gov/.

Mass.gov. (n.d.). https://www.mass.gov/.

Maura Healey, Attorney General. Mass.gov. (n.d.). https://www.mass.gov/person/maura-healey-attorney-general.

Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito. Mass.gov. (n.d.). https://www.mass.gov/orgs/office-of-the-governor.

Massachusetts Legislature Homepage. The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. (n.d.). https://malegislature.gov/.


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