State Senator Brian A. Joyce

Senator Brian A. Joyce is serving his sixth term in the Massachusetts State Senate, representing the Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth district, which includes Avon, Braintree, Canton, East Bridgewater, Easton, Milton, Randolph, Sharon, Stoughton, and West Bridgewater. 
Senator Joyce is the Senate Chair of the Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development as well as the Senate Vice Chair of the Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditure and State Assets, the Senate Vice Chair of the
Revenue Committee, and the Senate Vice Chair of the Community Development and Small Business Committee. He also sits on the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, as well as the Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure and Public Service Committees. 
Prior to joining the Senate, Senator Joyce served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives as the 7th Norfolk District State Representative for the towns of Milton and Randolph. Joyce was elected President of his legislative class, representing 32 new Senators and Representatives. 
Senator Joyce has a well-deserved reputation for working hard on behalf of the communities he represents and the people he serves. While focusing much of his current efforts on economic expansion initiatives, Senator Joyce’s priorities include housing, job creation, public safety, education, fiscal discipline and issues impacting senior citizens.  
A 1984 graduate of the Boston College School of Management and a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Suffolk University Law School, where he was an editor of the Law Review, Senator Joyce is a practicing attorney who has taught at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.  
Senator Joyce is also involved in a number of charitable and civic associations. He serves as the Vice President of the Milton Town Club, is on the Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and on the HESSCO Elder Services Advisory Council. He is a member of the Stoughton Chamber of Commerce, Easton Chamber of Commerce and Randolph Chamber of Commerce, the Neponset River Watershed Association, and the League of Women Voters. He is a corporator of Milton Hospital, is Vice President of the Board of Directors of Fuller Village (non-profit senior housing), and coaches youth hockey and baseball. 
The senator is the recipient of numerous awards including the Eva B. Hester award, given by the Secretary of Elder Affairs to Senator Joyce for his leadership on senior issues, the No Care Like Home Care Award from Massachusetts Home Care for his outstanding contributions to seniors, the 2001 Barbara Henry Democrat of the Year Award, and a 1999 Legislative Award from the Massachusetts Coalition of Police for enhancing the livelihood of all Law Enforcement officers in the Commonwealth. Senator Joyce was also named the 2001 Legislator of the Year by the Massachusetts Police Association, and was selected by the College Board as a national 2001 Legislative Education Leader for his efforts to promote educational access, equity, and excellence for all Massachusetts students. Senator Joyce was one of only 38 Americans selected for a prestigious 2002 Marshall Memorial Fellowship and in 2003 was selected for an eight-member delegation to travel to China by the American Council of Young Political Leaders. Most recently, he was named the 2005 Massachusetts Town Clerks’ Association Legislator of the Year, was the recipient of the 2005 Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce Government Partnership Award because of his extraordinary work in the area of regional economic development, was honored by the Bristol Norfolk Home Builders Association, Inc. in 2006 for his outstanding service and contribution, and was recognized by the Massachusetts Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives for his distinguished service as a member of the Joint Committee of Community Development and Small Business. He is also the 2006 National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials Legislator of the Year. 
Senator Joyce and his wife Mary live in Milton with their five children, ages 9 to 18 years old. 

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