- First Bristol and Plymouth
Senator Michael J. Rodrigues was elected in 2010, and serves the First Bristol and Plymouth District, which includes Westport, Fall River, Freetown, Lakeville, Rochester, Somerset, and Swansea. Senator Rodrigues serves as the Chairperson for the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, Chairperson for the Joint Committee on Ways and Means and the Vice Chair for the Senate Committee on Steering and Policy.
Prior to being elected to the Senate, Michael served 14 years in the House of Representatives, where he chaired the Committee on Commerce and Labor, the Committee on Labor and Workforce Development, and the Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. He is also the President and Treasurer of ABC Floor Covering in Westport. Most notably, Rodrigues received the Medal of Prince Henry the Navigator from the President of Portugal, which is the highest honor a non-citizen can receive from the country.