Senator Finegold Is Sworn Into Office for the 191st Legislative Session
Senator Finegold and family at swearing-in ceremony
(Editor's Note: the
following information was provided by the Office of Barry Finegold.)
State Senator Barry R. Finegold was sworn into office on Wednesday, January 2nd to once again serve as the State Senator for the 2nd Essex & Middlesex district in the 191st session of the General Court. He will represent the towns of Andover, Dracut and Tewksbury and the city of Lawrence.
Senator Finegold was joined by his wife, Amy; children Ava, Ella and Max; and parents Sondra and Michael on the Senate Chamber floor. Max particularly enjoyed the ceremony, standing next to his father’s side and participating in the oath of office.
“It’s an absolute honor to once again be sworn into office as the State Senator from the 2nd Essex & Middlesex district. Today was a great day filled with family, friends, and supporters from across the district,” said Senator Finegold after the swearing-in ceremony. “Our number one priority is to be an accessible office that serves the needs of our constituents. We are the voice for the residents of Andover, Dracut, Lawrence and Tewksbury on Beacon Hill, and I take that responsibility very seriously. I’m excited to get to work!”
Senator Finegold’s office plans to hold monthly office hours in each town and city in the district, as well as quarterly community forums where residents can discuss their concerns and priority policy issues directly with the Senator and his staff. In addition, he will have a staff member based in Lawrence who will help residents with their daily questions and concerns.
Senator Finegold’s number one legislative priority is making sure that those who were affected by the Merrimack Valley gas explosion in September are made whole, and that future tragedies are prevented by commonsense remedies. In addition, he plans to prioritize education funding to make sure that every community in the district gets their fair share. Finally, as a small business owner himself, Senator Finegold intends to be a champion for small business on Beacon Hill.