State Senator Vinny deMacedo
(R-Plymouth and Barnstable District)
Vinny deMacedo was first elected to the State Senate from the Plymouth and Barnstable District in November 4, 2014, and he was reelected to a second term in November 2016. He had previously represented the First Plymouth District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives since January 1999.
In the 2015-2016 legislative session, Senator deMacedo was appointed to the leadership position of Ranking Minority Member of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means.
He is also a member of the Senate Committees on:
- Bonding, Capital Expenditures, and State Assets; and
- Personnel and Administration.
In addition, he serves as a member of the Joint Committees on:
- Community Development and Small Business;
- Economic Development and Emerging Technology;
- Financial Services; and
- Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
Born in Brava, Cape Verde, his family moved to Dorchester, Massachusetts when he was only six months old. Vinny grew up in Kingston, Massachusetts with his six brothers and sisters. He is a 1983 graduate of Silver Lake Regional High School and a 1987 graduate of The King’s College in New York with a degree in Business Administration.
A long-time small business owner, Vinny has owned and operated RWA Mobil on Route 3A in the Cedarville section of South Plymouth since 1991, where he can still be found working early every weekday morning.
He and his wife of 25 years, Jennifer, live in Plymouth. They have three children, ages 20, 18, and 16.
While in the House, Representative deMacedo served in a leadership position for 12 years as the Ranking Minority Member on the House Ways and Means Committee, a key House committee which reviews all legislation related to the state’s finances as well as other important issues. Throughout his legislative career, he has been a strong and consistent voice for fiscal responsibility.
During his time on Beacon Hill, Senator deMacedo has been a champion of economic development, working to make Massachusetts more business-friendly. He has supported the local tourism industry and fought to preserve regional tourism funding.
Senator deMacedo has also been a key legislative point person for public safety officials in Plymouth and Barnstable County, acclaimed for his leadership on public safety issues and initiatives to combat opiate addiction.
In recognition of the high regard with which he is viewed by other current and former legislators, he also served as the past President of the Massachusetts Legislator’s Association.
As a legislator, many associations have acknowledged Senator deMacedo for his efforts and advocacy. His awards include:
- Twice named Legislator of the Year - Massachusetts Town Clerks Association
- Legislator of the Year - Jewish Community Relations Council
- Legislator of the Year - Council of Human Services Providers
- National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Guardian of Small Business Award