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 Joyce’s 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.