Liz Malia is a progressive Democrat running for re-election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Elected to the House in 1998, Liz represents the 11th Suffolk District. Representative Malia has dedicated her tenure to constituent services and improving the quality of life for the citizens in her district, which includes parts of Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, Dorchester and Roslindale. Liz has worked extensively on public safety issues, improving community relations with the police, working to promote the well-being of the elderly and working to ensure transparent and inclusive community development processes.
In the legislature, Liz serves as the Assistant Vice Chair of the Committee on Ways and Means, as well as serving on the Joint Committees on Labor and Workforce Development, and Public Service. Rep. Malia was also the former House Chair of the Joint Committee to improve access to mental health and substance abuse services.
In addition, Representative Malia led the legislative efforts against human trafficking and has championed such issues as marriage equality, CORI reform, foreclosure legislation, affordable housing, immigrants’ rights, women’s health issues and many others.