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​Christine Barber

Running for State Representative, District 34
Massachusetts
Election: Nov. 6, 2018

The daughter of a public school teacher and manufacturing plant manager, Christine joined the Jesuit Volunteer Corps after graduating from college and served as a community organizer working with low-income families. Christine earned her Masters of Public Policy and Administration from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Bachelor's degree from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester.

Now serving in her second term in office, Christine is a member of the Committee on Financial Services, Committee on Housing, the Committee on Labor and Workforce Development, and the Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. She is also the House Vice Chair of the Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators and the House Democratic member of the Massachusetts Autism Commission.

Christine’s legislative priorities include expanding the availability of affordable housing, working toward high-quality early childhood education, providing access to health care and services for those struggling with addiction, and supporting the MBTA, particularly the Green Line Extension. She has been a leader in expanding vision screening for children. She is Co-Chair of the Justice-Involved Women Task Force, part of the Caucus of Women Legislators that focuses on women in the criminal justice system and their families.