Born and raised in the Town of Millbury, Mike has devoted his entire adult life to public service. A former law enforcement officer, environmental investigator, and town selectman, he has an accomplished record of giving back to his community.
A graduate of the Waltham Police Academy, Mike began his 22-year law enforcement career as an Environmental Police Officer working for the Department of Environmental Police, eventually becoming an investigator in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. He is a graduate of Millbury Memorial High School, Quinsigamond Community College and Western New England College. Mike also holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Western New England College.
From 2001 to 2007, Mike served three terms on the Millbury Board of Selectmen. In 2005, he was appointed Assistant Deputy Superintendent at the Worcester County Sheriff’s office, where he oversaw the Community Service Program, inmate reintegration program, and Senior Citizen community outreach safety programs. Under his leadership, the Sheriff's Office created the Worcester County TRIAD senior citizen program, working to identify and address senior citizen safety concerns in individual towns throughout the county with programs that include house numbering, 911 Cell Phone Bank, Beacon of Light, File for Life, and many more. Mike was also responsible for development of the Area Law Enforcement Response Transmission (ALERT) program, which sends a daily email out to law enforcement officials on recently released inmates, and the Responsible Fatherhood Initiative, a Department of Revenue sponsored program that confirms parenthood of inmates to reduce welfare fraud. The Community Service Program saved Worcester County cities and towns over $3.8 million in labor costs under his leadership.
Since being elected to represent the Second Worcester District, Senator Moore has worked hard for local residents, filing legislation to protect nurses and other health care workers from assault, securing funding for various area transportation projects, amongst other efforts.
Senator Moore is currently Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Higher Education. In addition, he serves as Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government, and as Acting Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security. Senator Moore was also selected to serve as Chair of the Special Senate Committee on Cyber Security Readiness. He also serves as a member of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means; the Senate Committee on Post Audit and Oversight; the Senate Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets; the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight; and the Special Senate Committee on Addiction Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Options.