Susan Fargo

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Susan Fargo

Susan Fargo is a Massachusetts State Senator.

Senator Fargo represents the Third Middlesex District, which comprises the communities of Bedford, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Lincoln, Waltham, Weston and parts of Lexington and Sudbury.

Currently, Senator Fargo serves as Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Public Health and of the Council of Racial and Health Disparities. She is the Vice-Chair of the Post Audit and Oversight Committee and also serves on the Senate Ways and Means Committee and the joint committees on Health Care Financing, Municipalities and Regional Government, and State Administration and Regulatory Oversight. Senator Fargo recently served as the Senate Chair of the Women’s Legislative Caucus.[1]


Susan fargo is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Northwestern University and has two graduate degrees from Harvard University: a Master of Arts in Teaching from the Graduate School of Education, and a Master of Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Senator Fargo is a former Massachusetts public school teacher and editor of the Lincoln Journal. She is also a former Lincoln Selectman and was elected to serve as the Chair for two terms. She was first elected to the Massachusetts State Senate in 1996.[2]

DSA support in 2004

According to to the Boston Democratic Socialists of America newsletter, The Yankee Radical, September 2004, page 8, Boston DSA endorsed several State Senate candidates in 2004. These included Susan Fargo Incumbent, Democrat (Lincoln).[3]

2008 Mass Alliance

In November 2008, several candidates for the Massachusetts legislature were endorsed for the November 4 election by Mass Alliance, of which Boston Democratic Socialists of America was a member.

These included Senate candidates Harriette Chandler, Cynthia Stone Creem, Kenneth Donnelly, Jamie Eldridge, Susan Fargo, Jennifer Flanagan, Sara Orozco, Marc Pacheco, Stanley Rosenberg.[4]

DSA endorsement

In 2010, Massachusetts State Sen. Susan Fargo, was included in a list of the mainly Massachusetts candidates endorsed by the Boston Democratic Socialists of America, published in the The Yankee Radical:[5]

2010 endorsements

The organizations who endorsed Fargo's 2010 candidacy:[6]