Entries by Rich Haggerty

Thank You to Those That Make our Elections Possible

I wanted to take a moment to thank the hardworking people who make sure our elections run smoothly. Our local clerks, clerk’s office employees, poll workers, police details, postal workers, and municipal leaders play a critical role in protecting every person’s right to vote. I am personally grateful for each of their roles in safeguarding […]

Haggerty Summer 2020 Legislative Update

I hope this update finds you all well, and you are staying healthy as we continue to navigate the challenges presented to us through this public health emergency. With summer in full swing I hope you and your loved ones have been able to get outside and enjoy the festivities responsibly, as we all need […]

Haggerty secures $15,000 in funding for Woburn Food Pantry

BOSTON – State Representative Richard M. Haggerty (D-Woburn) has successfully secured $15,000 in state funding for the Woburn Council for Social Concern’s (WCSC) Food Pantry to help address food insecurity issues due to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic. “Food insecurity continues to be a very difficult issue affecting our community, it is my hope that […]

Representative Haggerty Statement on Police Reform Bill

As we approach just over the halfway point of 2020, we have faced enormous challenges including a global pandemic, navigating the uncharted waters of education and childcare, economic collapse, job loss and the deep wounds of race and social injustice, just to name a few. None of us are immune to the many difficulties that […]

Reading legislators secure $15,000 for local food pantry

BOSTON – Reading’s State House delegation has successfully secured $15,000 in state funding for the Reading Food Pantry to help address food insecurity issues due to the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic. House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading), State Representative Richard Haggerty (D-Woburn) and State Senator Jason Lewis (D-Winchester) worked together to insert […]

Reps. Jones and Haggerty support bill expanding DCF’s reporting requirements and establishing a Foster Parents’ Bill of Rights

BOSTON – House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading) and State Representative Richard M. Haggerty (D-Woburn) are supporting legislation to expand the reporting requirements for the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and to require the implementation of a Foster Parents’ Bill of Rights. House Bill 4841, An Act relative to accountability for […]

Massachusetts Legislature Passes Bill to Safeguard Fall 2020 Elections

BOSTON (7/7/2020) – Last week, Senator Cindy Friedman (D-Arlington), Representative Rich Haggerty (D-Woburn), and Representative Michelle Ciccolo (D-Lexington) joined their colleagues in the Massachusetts General Court to pass a bill that expands voter access and ensures safe voting options for all remaining 2020 elections, including the September 1st state primary and the November 3rd general […]

Jones, Haggerty support designating Juneteenth Independence Day as an official state holiday

BOSTON – House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading) and State Representative Richard M. Haggerty (D-Woburn) are supporting a proposal to designate Juneteenth Independence Day as an official state holiday in Massachusetts. The proposal, which was co-sponsored by both legislators, was adopted unanimously as an amendment to a $1.1 billion supplemental budget approved […]

James L. McKeown Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Julie Gage Selected as 2020 Unsung Heroine

Nominated by Rep. Haggerty for commitment and dedication to the Boys and Girls Club and Woburn community Julie Gage will be honored as a member of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women’s (MCSW) 2020 class of Commonwealth Heroines. Representative Richard M. Haggerty (D-Woburn) recommended Miss Gage for this recognition continued contributions and dedication […]