I wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on 2019 while looking forward to 2020 with intention!
And, if you missed my Thanksgiving blog post, please check it out for a review of this year's legislative accomplishments here in the House of Representatives.
I hope you're having a wonderful December and are enjoying this holiday season. As the year winds down, I am taking a moment to reflect on 2019 and my first year as State Representative for the 15th Middlesex District.
As we head into Thanksgiving, I want to wish you and your families the best for time spent with loved ones reflecting on the year.
Hopefully many of you have met or interacted with my phenomenal Legislative Aide, Mason Heilman, without whom I'd have a tough time juggling all the work happening in the office. He and I share a passion for government and gardening, and it has been a treat to grow plants in our State House windowsill and share in the gourd harvest from his community garden plot!
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!
Grab a friend, a cup of coffee, and a house plant (optional) and join me for my next office hours!
As the weather turns and the General Court kicks back into high gear, I wanted to update you on the education bill that was recently released by the Joint Committee on Education and unanimously passed by the Senate. I also wanted to let you know about my upcoming office hours in Woburn and Lexington.
While we are all still holding on to the last vestiges of the warm breezes of summer, most of you are likely back from vacations, and some even back to school! At this time of transition, I wanted to update you on my work and adventures over the past few months.
Tomorrow is Discovery Day in Lexington, and we are closing down Massachusetts Avenue to enhance the festivities as we celebrate one of the most fun and dynamic days of the year in town! Throw on some sunscreen and stop by my booth just outside Depot Square on Mass Ave to discuss current topics at the State House, meet my Legislative Aide, get help with state agencies, or just say hi. We will be there all day!
As the buds were blooming in the trees here on Beacon Hill, I joined a bipartisan coalition of my colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives to pass our Fiscal Year 2020 budget.
It has been an exciting whirlwind of a first month in office! Read on to see what I have been up to including news and info regarding February's office hours, my Legislative Committee assignments, submitted Legislation and more.