Meet Tom

Senator Thomas M. McGee proudly serves the Third Essex District, which includes the communities of Lynn, Lynnfield, Marblehead, Nahant, Saugus, and Swampscott.

Before his election to the Senate in 2002, McGee served four terms in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1995-2002), where he represented West Lynn and Nahant. Prior to holding office, McGee practiced law at Quinn and Morris (1990-1994), and served as an Assistant District Attorney for Essex County (1988-1990).  

Senator McGee also served as the Chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party from October 2013-November 2016. He has been a member of the Democratic State Committee since 1970 and has been a delegate to several State and National Democratic Conventions.

Senator McGee continues to be committed to such issues as providing quality education and extended learning opportunities to students in the Commonwealth, improving the state’s transportation system and fighting for regional equity, working to improve the lives of children and their families, ensuring accessible and affordable childcare and healthcare for working families, and expanding workforce training and development.

In the Senate, McGee has been a member of the Joint Committee on Transportation since 2003 and has served as its Senate Chair since 2010.  He is the Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets, and a member of the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities, the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies, the Joint Committee on Ways and Means, the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, and the Senate Committee on Post Audit and Oversight.

He is currently Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Afterschool and Out-of-School Time Coordinating Council, Co-Chair of the Metropolitan Beaches Commission, and Co-Chair of the Metropolitan Planning Organization Commission. Additionally, Senator McGee serves as a member of the Water Transpiration Advisory Council, Autonomous Vehicles Working Group, and Bus Rapid Transit Advisory Council. He is also a member of the Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference Transportation Committee and the Massachusetts General Court-Quebec National Assembly Partnership. (Public-Private Partnership Commission, Post-Partum Depression Commission, Northeast Legislative Caucus, Gateway Cities Caucus, Harm Reduction and Drug Law Caucus, MBTA Caucus)

The Senator is a life-long resident of Lynn where he lives with his wife, Maria, and their children, Thomas and Katherine.