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NEW: O’Day Retains 14th District Seat

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

 

Democratic State Rep. James O'Day will represent the constiuents of Worcester's 14th District for another two years, after winning reelection in the three-way race against Republican Bill McCarthy and Independent Winthrop Handy.

This year marks the first time O'Day was challenged for the seat after winning a 2007 special election in the district, composed of the town of West Boylston and part of the City of Worcester.

O'Day spent 24 years as a social worker with the state's Department of Children and families prior to heading to the State House, and he said his role as a State Representative has been an extension of that work.

While serving on Beacon Hill, O'Day has advocated for one-stop career centers to help grow the state's workforce, efforts by the Department of Conservation and Recreation to combat the Asian long-horned beetle infestation that took a toll on many of the 14th District's trees in recent years. During this year's legislative session, he played a key role in securing more than $11 million for municipalities and students battling homelessness as they try to pursue their education.

Currently, O'Day serves as Interim Chairman of the House Committee on Bills in Third Reading, and he is a member of the Joint Committees on Mental Health and Substance Abuse, and Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities. The Representative is also a member of the Parks and Facilities Committee in West Boylston and the Early Learning Leadership Advisory Board.

In addition, O'Day serves on the West Boylston Little League’s Board of Directors, the Board of Governors for the Central Branch YMCA and the Board of Directors for the United Way of Central Massachusetts.

 

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