My district is the Seventh Worcester; which includes the towns of Auburn, Millbury and sections of Charlton and Oxford. I have served in the Massachusetts legislature for nearly twenty years and currently am a member of the following committees: Rules; Election Laws; Redistricting. In addition to my committee responsibilities, I serve as Assistant Republican House Whip. Over the past several years, we have made great strides with legislation affecting those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. I am most impressed by the individual stories of families in my district. I will continue to work towards the effort to open opportunities for all individuals. And I look forward to working with my colleagues to champion legislation that improves the lives individuals and families in my district.
On March 23, in the Great Hall of the State House, The Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and the DDS Statewide Advisory Council celebrated the department’s family support program and recognized the families that highlight the program. Some of the individuals recognized were Evelyn Hausslein (Gunnar Dybwad Leadership Award) , Cathe Carpenter (Benjamin Ricci Commemorative Award Winner), Linda Cournoyer (Benjamin Ricci Commemorative Award Winner), and Dr. Robert Baldor, MD (2016 Allen Crocker, MD, Heath Services Award).