SENATOR BRIAN A. JOYCE
Senator Brian A. Joyce is serving his fifth term in the 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 Housing Committee as well as
the Senate Vice Chair of the Bonding, Capital Expenditure and State Assets
Committee, and the Senate Vice Chair of the Revenue Committee. He also
sits on the Committees on Community Development and Small Business, Consumer
Protection and Professional Licensure, and Public Service.
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 housing issues, Senator Joyces priorities
include preserving the environment, 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 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 and on the HESSCO
Elder Services Advisory Council, and is a member of the Stoughton, Easton
and Randolph Chambers of Commerce, the Neponset River Watershed Association,
and the League of Women Voters. He is a corporator of Milton Hospital,
on 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 2003 Stoughton
Democratic Town Committee and the 2001 Barbara Henry Democrat of the Year
Awards, 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.
Senator Joyce and his wife Mary have five children between the ages of
7 and 16-years-old.