Last Wednesday, I officially took my seat as a member of the 191st Massachusetts General Court. Surrounded by my family and many supporters and friends, I took the oath of office, swearing to uphold the Constitution of the State of Massachusetts and the United States. It was an exciting day as my fellow legislators and I affirmed our collective commitment to improving the lives of all residents of our state.
Throughout the swearing-in ceremony, which segued directly into our first legislative meeting, I was joined at my desk on the House floor by my husband, Phil. My parents, Ray and Grace, and my sons, Dylan and Foster, watched on from the House Gallery. We were all honored to observe the traditions of the seating of a new legislature, many dating back decades. With the pomp and circumstance, the ceremonies of last Wednesday were a fitting way to start the session.
Now that I am sworn-in, I look forward to carrying out my responsibilities as your State Representative, working to improve transportation infrastructure throughout Massachusetts, fully fund public schools for our students, and preserve our environment and natural resources for generations to come. Please join me on this adventure--I will rely on your thoughts, ideas, experiences, and expertise as we partner to better our commonwealth!