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  Spilka, Karen E.
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AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameKaren E. Spilka
Address18 Rome Way
Ashland, Massachusetts , United States
EmailRep.KarenSpilka@hou.state.ma.us
Website [Link]
Born Unknown
Died Still Living
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Last ModifiedProgressive Scot
Jul 17, 2013 04:13pm
Tags Liberal - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Gun control - Pro-Labor -
InfoDISTRICT REPRESENTED: Seventh Middlesex. - Consisting of the town of Ashland, and precincts 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16 and 18, of the town of Framingham, both in the county of Middlesex.

EDUCATION: Cornell University, Northeastern University School of Law.

PROFESSION: Legislator/Attorney.

ORGANIZATIONS: Boston Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, MetroWest Chamber of Commerce, MetroWest Economic Research Center (Board of Directors), MetroWest YMCA (Board of Directors), Southern Middlesex Association for Retarded Citizens (Board of Directors), MetroWest Workforce Development Taskforce Steering Committee, Framingham ESL Fund Committee, MetroWest School to Career Steering Committee-Keefe Tech, Framingham Court Mediation Program, Labor Guild, Industrial Relations Research Association; League of Women Voters, Framingham; Ashland Democratic Town Committee; Framingham Democratic Town Committee (Associate).

PUBLIC OFFICE: Ashland School Committee, Ashland Fiscal Affairs Committee, Charter Review, Personnel Board, Mass. House (2001-present).

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Community Service:

South Middlesex Association For Retarded Citizens
(Board of Directors)

MetroWest YMCA � Board of Directors, Framingham/Hopkinton

MetroWest Workforce Development Taskforce Steering Committee

MetroWest Chamber of Commerce Member

Framingham ESL Fund Committee

Framingham Court Mediation Program Volunteer
Mediator & Arbitrator

Ashland Fiscal Affairs Committee
Chair (prior)

Charter Review Committee
Vice-Chair (prior)

Personnel Board, Chair (prior)

Knox Trail Council Boy Scouts
Cub Scouts, Treasurer
Camp Resolute Volunteer (prior)


School Service:

Ashland School Committee
Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary (prior)

MetroWest School To Career Steering Committee, Keefe Tech

Elementary PTO - Vice-President (prior)

Warren School Playground Committee (prior)

Long Range Planning Committee (prior)

Building Feasibility Study Committee (prior)

Professional:

Attorney, Arbitrator, Mediator, and Fact-finder Specializing in the Fields of Labor and Employment Law, Public Policy, Discrimination, Community, Environmental, Family, and Commercial/Contracts.

Trainer in Alternate Dispute & Conflict Resolution to Public and Private Sector Agencies and Businesses.

Trainer and Facilitator for Interest-Based or Collaborative Collective Bargaining to Labor and Management

Trainer of Adult Mediation & Peer Mediation in Schools
Framingham Court Mediation Program

Recipient of the First William J. Fallon Fellowship in Labor Arbitration and Alternate Dispute Resolution.

Over 20 Years Experience in Labor and Employment Law and Employee Relations.

Prior Counselor and Social Worker
for Children with Special Needs and their Families.

Prior Intern in Child Abuse and Neglect Protection and Prevention and Foster Care Coordination.

Education

Bachelor of Social Work, Cornell University

Juris Doctor, Northeastern University School of Law


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RACES
  10/15/2013 MA District 05 - Special D Primary Lost 13.05% (-18.52%)
  11/06/2012 MA State Senate - Second Middlesex & Norfolk Won 98.44% (+96.89%)
  01/05/2011 MA State Senate Assistant Majority Whip Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2010 MA State Senate - Second Middlesex & Norfolk Won 59.22% (+18.52%)
  11/04/2008 MA State Senate - Second Middlesex & Norfolk Won 98.47% (+96.93%)
  11/07/2006 MA State Senate - Second Middlesex & Norfolk Won 98.22% (+96.43%)
  11/02/2004 MA State Senate - Second Middlesex & Norfolk Won 57.18% (+14.55%)
  09/14/2004 MA State Senate - Second Middlesex & Norfolk - D Primary Won 50.79% (+21.37%)
  11/05/2002 MA State House - Seventh Middlesex Won 76.38% (+52.91%)
  10/23/2001 MA State House - Seventh Middlesex - Special Election Won 62.16% (+34.32%)
ENDORSEMENTS
MA US Senate - Special D Primary - Apr 30, 2013 D Edward J. Markey