Massachusetts State Senator Ben Downing

New England News
3:07 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Mass. Democrats Pick Downing To Carry Message Through Elections

State Senator Ben Downing (D-MA) speaks to the media in April following the closure of North Adams Regional Hospital. State Attorney General Martha Coakley is on the left.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Massachusetts Democrats will look toward State Senator Ben Downing of Pittsfield to lead the party during this election cycle.

The Massachusetts Democratic Party named Downing co-chair of the Coordinated Campaign Wednesday. The party acknowledged the Pittsfield native as a rising political star representing Berkshire, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties since 2007.

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New England News
7:24 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Gov. Patrick: A Healthcare Facility Needed In North Adams

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has weighed in on the decision to close North Adams Regional Hospital this upcoming Friday and lay off 530 workers.

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New England News
12:48 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Mass. Sen. Downing Running For Re-Election

Massachusetts State Senator Ben Downing (D-Pittsfield)

A state senator from western Massachusetts has announced he will run for a fifth term.

Since winning a 2006 election for an open seat, Democratic State Senator Ben Downing has run unopposed in every election since. Representing 52 communities in the Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden District, Downing says his work is not done.

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