Insider’s View: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives

kathleen o'connor ivesI represent the First Essex District in the Massachusetts Senate, which includes the seven communities of Amesbury, Haverhill, Merrimac, Methuen, Newburyport, North Andover and Salisbury. Before being elected to the State Senate, I served on the Newburyport City Council as a Councilor-At-Large from 2008 until 2012.

Currently, I am the Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses, Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Personnel and Administration, and a member of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, the Special Committee on Opioid Addiction, Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Options; and the Joint Committees on Higher Education, Financial Services, Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, and Steering and Policy. The Arc of Greater Haverhill-Newburyport is the chapter that serves my district and I look forward to working with them in continued service and support of my constituents with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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