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  • Senator Richard J. Ross

    Senator Richard J. Ross

Senator Ross in the News

Senator Ross in the News

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Inside the State House

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Senator Ross on the Go

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Hello Friends,

Welcome to my State Senate website! Here you will find legislative and local updates, important state resources, and information on the ways that my office may be able to assist you. It is a true honor to represent the residents of the Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex district in the Massachusetts Senate. I encourage you to keep me informed of the issues that are most important to you, and to sign up for my newsletter to receive periodic updates from my Senate office.



Richard J. Ross Signature

Richard J. Ross

State Senator

Senator Ross Announces Spring Internship Opportunities

December 8, 2016

Boston – Senator Richard J. Ross would like to announce that internships in his State House office are currently available for college students for the spring semester. All interested students are encouraged to apply.

Intern duties include drafting correspondence with constituents, gathering news clips, legislative research and general administrative tasks. Internships are unpaid, but present a chance to learn about state government firsthand. Senator Ross and his staff will work with students to gain credit where applicable.

It is important to note that preference will be given to candidates from Senator Ross’ district, which includes Attleboro, Franklin, Millis, Natick, Needham, Norfolk, North Attleboro, Plainville, Sherborn, Wayland, Wellesley, and Wrentham. If a college student is interested, they are encouraged to send their resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to

Please contact the office of Senator Ross with any questions or concerns at (617) 722-1555 or email


Ross Announces New DEP Grants for Communities

November 10, 2016

Boston – State Senator Richard Ross is pleased to announce that the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has recently awarded four additional municipal/regional grants under its Sustainable Material Recovery Program (SMRP) to cities and towns in the Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex District. The towns represented by Senator Ross that have received grant awards include North Attleboro, Wellesley, and Wrentham.

Created under the Green Communities Act, the SMRP allocates a portion of the proceeds from the sale of Waste Energy Certificates to recycling programs approved by the MassDEP. Municipalities are awarded grants for recycling, composting and reuse and source reduction activities that help divert municipal solid waste and household waste from disposal.

“I am pleased to see that the towns and cities I represent are being recognized for their efforts to take part in various environmental protection procedures,” said Senator Ross. “The process of responsibly managing solid waste is not only the responsibility of us as citizens, but is necessary for a healthy and green community environment,”

The town of North Attleboro was awarded two grants totaling $7,000, the town of Wellesley was awarded $40,000, and the town of Wrentham was awarded $58,500.

Please contact the office of Senator Ross with any questions or concerns at (617) 722-1555 or


Senator Ross Thank You Letter to Voters

November 9, 2016

I would like to thank my constituents, the voters of the Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex District for re-electing me to the Massachusetts state senate. I am honored and humbled to have been given the opportunity to serve this district again for a fourth consecutive term.

The past six years have consisted of listening and working to address the concerns of the twelve cities and towns I represent. Every day on Beacon Hill I will continue to work diligently to ensure that the strong and independent voice of my constituents is heard.

As the new legislative session begins, I will continue to focus on the priorities of my district such as local aid, public safety, and economic development, while striving to maintain a cost effective government.

Because the voice of my constituents is so important to doing my job, I encourage you to reach out to my office and attend district office hours so that I can better understand the areas of our state government that need attention.

Through our partnership, it is my hope that the Baker/Polito administration will be able to work with the legislature on many reforms in order to achieve change that will better our district.

It is a privilege to continue to serve as your State Senator and to earn your trust. Thank you.

Richard J. Ross, State Senator

Please contact the office of Senator Ross with any questions or concerns at (617) 722-1555 or