My district, the Fifteenth Middlesex District, includes the town of Lexington and two wards in the city of Woburn. I serve as the House Chair of the Joint Committee on Revenue. I have long supported Minute Man Arc and Eastern Middlesex Arc. It was twenty years ago that I began serving my district as a State Representative. This experience has shown me the concern and dedication that families have when one of their members has an intellectual or developmental disability. I believe strongly that we have a community responsibility to provide opportunities for all to maximize their full potential. Meeting that challenge is simply the right thing to do. I continue to be energized by the efforts of so many to care for those in need.