Working with Senator Eldridge: Melissa Reilly

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Bill signing with Governor Patrick at Fenway Park in October 2014

Senate President Therese Murray began her remarks by giving special recognition to Melissa Reilly an Office Aide for Senator Jamie Eldridge. Fenway Park was the setting in October for the signing of three significant bills to benefit those with disabilities. Melissa was complimented for her hard work and her friendliness in the State House. Murray noted that everyone deserves the opportunity to work and feel productive. The bills awaiting Governor Patrick’s signature had strong legislative support. Melissa who has Down syndrome knows the importance of her job as well as the satisfaction she feels as an active worker for Senator Eldridge. A recent Facebook post by Melissa describes what her State House employment means:

“What a great bunch of co-workers to be working with and what a great Senator to be working for. I am so honored to be working for Senator Jamie Eldridge. I still cannot believe I am actually working as part of your staff. Thank you again for hiring me. You are my best friend, boss and Senator I could ever ask for.”


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(L to R) Minney Varghese – Legislative Director, Michael Carr – Chief of Staff, Senator Jamie Eldridge, Melissa Reilly – Office Aide, Danillo Sena – District Director/Scheduler and Megan Montgomery – Communications Director

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