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Worcester Sen. Chandler Not Seeking Reelection

Worcester Sen. Harriette Chandler, pictured at a 2020 legislative hearing, announced Wednesday she will not seek reelection, capping off a career in public service to New England's second-largest city that has spanned more than three decades. [Sam Doran/SHNS/File]

Senate President Emerita Harriette Chandler, the Worcester Democrat who senators relied on as a steady hand on the institutional rudder amid some of the Senate's darkest days in 2017 and 2018, will not seek reelection this year after more than three decades of public service, she announced Wednesday morning.

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