My district in central Massachusetts, the Fifth Worcester consists of the towns of Barre, Brookfield, East Brookfield, Hardwick, Hubbardston, New Braintree, North Brookfield, Oakham, West Brookfield and sections of Spencer and Ware. Currently I serve on three committees; the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture; Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs: Committee on Personnel and Administration. My first run for public office was as a Spencer selectman in 1994. Now as a newly elected state representative I am honored to be a strong voice for my constituents at the State House. The best preparation for this task was being raised by parents who had always taught me that you should help people whenever possible. I’m pleased that being an elected official affords me many opportunities to do just that. In my district I have been involved with The Arc’s Center of Hope who works with individuals having intellectual and developmental disabilities. I enjoy meeting the many individuals and families in my district and look forward to the chance to better serve their needs.