Cynthia Stone Creem

Cynthia Stone Creem (born September 17, 1942)[1] is an American state legislator serving in the Massachusetts Senate. She represents the 1st Middlesex and Norfolk district, which includes her hometown of Newton, Brookline and parts of Wellesley. She is a Democrat who has served since 1999. Prior to serving in the Massachusetts legislature, she was an attorney who served on the Massachusetts Executive Council and the Newton Board of Aldermen.[2] In late 2011 Creem considered running for Massachusetts's Fourth District seat in the United States Congress to replace retiring Rep. Barney Frank,[3] ultimately won by Joseph P. Kennedy III in November 2012, but decided to remain in the Massachusetts Senate.[4]

Cynthia Stone Creem
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Majority Leader of the Massachusetts Senate
Assumed office
February 28, 2018
Preceded byHarriette L. Chandler
Member of the Massachusetts Senate
from the 1st Middlesex and Norfolk district
Assumed office
January 1999
Preceded byLois Pines
Member of the Massachusetts Governor's Council
from the 3rd district
In office
January 1995 – January 1999
Preceded byRobert B. Kennedy
Succeeded byMarilyn Petito Devaney
Personal details
Born (1942-09-17) September 17, 1942 (age 77)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationBoston University (BA, JD)

On February 28, 2018, State Senator Creem was elevated to the position of majority leader in the state senate.[5]

On April 26, 2018, state senator Cynthia Stone Creem will be presented with the Boston Bar Association's "Distinguished Legislator Award" at their annual Law Day Dinner. She is being recognized for her years of leadership on Beacon Hill, particularly on criminal justice reform issues.

State Senator Creem is a practicing family law attorney serving Of Counsel at the Boston law firm Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen.

Political careerEdit

In 2018, Senator Creem, along with Senator Anne Gobi, led the fight to pass H.4671, an act automatically registering eligible voters and enhancing safeguards against fraud. The bill created a framework for eligible voters to automatically register to vote when receiving services form the Register of Motor Vehicles and MassHealth.[6] The bill also applies existing penalties for voterfraud to a fine of up to $10,000 or a five-year prison sentence.


  1. ^ Public officers of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 1995-1996.
  2. ^ "Senator Cynthia Stone Creem". Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  3. ^ Scramble on to fill retiring Rep. Barney Frank’s seat, Boston Herald
  4. ^ Gotsis, Chloe. "Newton's Cindy Creem: I'm not running for Congress". Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Massachusetts Senate leadership changes elevate Sen. Cynthia Creem, leave WMass out". MassLive. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  6. ^ "senate-sesion-2017-2018.pdf" (PDF). Retrieved January 17, 2019.
Massachusetts Senate
Preceded by
Harriette L. Chandler
Majority Leader of the Massachusetts Senate