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Kenneth J. Donnelly

Massachusetts state senator
Donnelly in 2013

Kenneth Joseph "Ken" Donnelly (July 15, 1950 – April 2, 2017) was an American politician. He served as a member of the Massachusetts State Senate from 2009 until his death in 2017. He represented the Fourth Middlesex district. He was a Democrat.

Donnelly was born in Arlington, Massachusetts in 1950. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a BA in Labor Studies.[1] He was a retired lieutenant with the Lexington Fire Department in Lexington, Massachusetts.[2]

Donnelly died on April 2, 2017 in Arlington, Massachusetts from complications of a brain tumor, aged 66.[3]


  1. "Member Profile – Kenneth J. Donnelly". The General Court. 2011. Retrieved January 12, 2012.
  2. Metzger, Andy (September 4, 2008). "KEN DONNELLY: Education Reform". The Arlington Advocate. GateHouse Media, Inc. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  3. State senator dies after battling brain tumor

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