Christine P. Barber
Christine P. Barber was first elected in November 2014 to serve as State Representative for the 34th Middlesex District. Christine is Vice Chair of the Committee on Financial Services, and member of the Committee on Housing, the Committee on Health Care Financing, and the House Committee on Ways and Means.
Christine is also on the Board of the Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators and Co-Chair of the Justice-Involved Women Task Force, an arm of the Women’s Caucus that focuses on women in the criminal justice system and their families. She is a member of the Massachusetts Autism Commission, the Children’s Vision Commission, and the Early Education Workforce Commission.
Christine is a member of several caucuses, including the House Progressive Caucus and the Criminal Justice Caucus. She is on the Advisory Board of Emerge Massachusetts.
Before being elected State Representative, Christine was a health policy analyst for Community Catalyst, a national health advocacy organization started by Rob Restuccia, working on reforms to ensure access to quality, affordable health care, including passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Christine previously served as Research Analyst for the Committee on Health Care Financing, drafting legislation including Massachusetts’s landmark 2006 health care law, which has provided coverage to hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts’s residents.
Christine’s work in the state legislature is driven by her passion for social justice and commitment to supporting families. Her priorities include: protecting access to health care, supporting affordable, high-quality child care, expanding public transportation, creating more affordable housing and sustainable neighborhoods, and equality for women.
Learn more at: http://www.christinebarber.org