Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin’s office reported that more than 2.7 million ballots were cast in the November 6 midterm election. This confirms a record turn out: more than 60% of registered voters in the state went to the polls.
As a result of this election, there will be five new State Senators and 25 new Representatives in the Massachusetts legislature. That turnover is the result of some resignations, legislators losing their elections, and the passing of three representatives.
We recognize two exiting legislators from the western part of the state, who’ve championed those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism: Rep. Stephen Kulik from Worthington, the Vice Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, and Rep. John Scibak from South Hadley, Chair of the Higher Education Committee.
We congratulate all who were elected last week, and we look forward to working with them as the new members of the upcoming 191st session, which begins in January.
Written by Charlie Fiske
Director of Public Policy