Year One!
As fast as time flies here on Beacon Hill, my first anniversary as YOUR Representative for the 15th Middlesex District in the General Court truly snuck up on me. Time really does fly when you're having fun, and as you can see below, I have been having an absolute ball doing the important work of democracy!

Looking back on last year's results, I still find them hard to believe. Being the first female to ever represent Lexington in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, I am honored to have received so much support not only during my time here in the General Court, but during my campaign as well. With the help of an amazing team, I won the five-way primary with 56% of the vote. Happily, the November election in 2018 was a great one not only for me, but for women up and down the ballot in the 15th Middlesex District. As you can see from the chart below, the women outpaced even the nation's most popular governor in the General Election!
A Year in Review
From hearings to parades to rallies to strikes to ribbon cuttings (ribbons cutting?), it has been a tremendous privilege working for you in the Massachusetts General Court.

Right: Today, on my one year anniversary, I testified with Senator Cindy Friedman before the Joint Committee on Transportation in favor of legislation we filed that would establish Transit Improvement Districts. You can follow that bill here .
The Best Colleauges
I always enjoy attending events with the Woburn Delegation. Senator Friedman and Representative Haggerty posed for a picture with me at the Woburn Senior Center Resource Fair, where we had the opportunity to interact with seniors from across the city and listen to the issues they were most concerned about at the state level.
Change Can't Wait
Saying a quick hello to the Climate Strikers who took action at LHS this fall to highlight the pressing need for solutions to the climate crisis.
Minuteman Redux
The beautiful new Minuteman Vocational Technical High School opened to much well-deserved fanfare.
Ice Cream Socializing
Joined almost a hundred of you from Lexington and Woburn at the Depot for some ice cream and conversation this summer.
As a proud lifelong Lexington resident, I donned my tricorn hat and sash and joined with fellow elected officials in the Patriot's Day parade through town.
Outstanding Town Seniors at Town Meeting
Carrying on a tradition started by Representative Kaufman before me, it was an honor to celebrate standout students from LHS and Minuteman HS at the opening night of Town Meeting in Lexington.
Constituents in High Places
While touring the Supreme Judicial Court and seeing the justices' chambers, I got to spend some time with Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice and 15th Middlesex constituent Ralph Gants.
Woburn Starts to Get Creative
While we normally visit them at their headquarters, Woburn Creative Start paid a visit to me, Representative Haggerty, and Senator Cindy Friedman in her office last spring.
Wear Red
I joined my colleagues last February in wearing red to raise awareness that heart disease is the number one killer of women.
It's Official
Seeing my name on my desk really made it hit home that this was the beginning of a new adventure!
New Kids on the Block
While we come from a variety of backgrounds, professions, experiences, cities, and towns, the other members of my "Freshman Class" of legislators are irreplaceable. Among them are folks I now consider lifelong friends, mentors, trusted resources, and above all, colleagues. I'm particularly privileged to count Rep. Rich Haggerty as a fellow new member, as he is a tremendous asset to the "Woburn Delegation" on Beacon Hill.
A Family Affair
In addition to starting my career as a legislator, it was a treat to have my family in the House Chamber to celebrate the occasion the day I was sworn in.
Getting Settled
On my first day, I was without a desk, computer, or even an office! A colleague caught my Legislative Aide, Mason Heilman, and me in the hallway awaiting the start of the first day's ceremonies.
First Office Hours
As Representative-elect, my predecessor, Representative Jay Kaufman, and Senator Cindy Friedman were so gracious to hold office hours with me in December at Panera in Lexington and Boston King Coffee in Woburn.
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