State Senator Michael J. Rodrigues (D–Westport) was re-elected November 2012 to serve as the Senator for the First Bristol & Plymouth district which includes Westport, Fall River, Freetown, Lakeville, Rochester, Somerset, and Swansea. He was appointed Chairman of the Joint Committee on Revenue, and Vice Chairman on the Committee on Public Service. Senator Rodrigues was first elected in November 2010 and was appointed Chairman of the Joint Committee on Children, Families & Persons with Disabilities and Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on Labor Workforce Development.

Prior to being elected to the State Senate, Senator Rodrigues served 14 years as State Representative for the Eighth Bristol District. Throughout his tenure in the House of Representative, he had the great privilege to serve in leadership positions on a number of committees.

Senator Rodrigues graduated from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. He is President and Treasurer of ABC Floor Covering, Westport, MA.