A LETTER FROM MARIA
Dear Friends and fellow Framinghammers,
Hello and welcome to our team! I'm so glad you're here.
Although I hope to have the pleasure of meeting each and every one of you in person, I wanted you have a place where you can hear about my life directly from me.
First, I want you to know about my family. I love my family -- so much so that just last year, my parents left their home in Pennsylvania of 30+ years and came to Framingham to move in with my husband, our children, and our dog. My family faces many of the same issues so many Framingham residents do: My daughter is in middle school, and we need to budget generously for childcare, not to mention activities. My parents are figuring out how they can comfortably live in retirement without fear of a medical emergency wiping them out. We worry about our mortgage and the car payments, all while having six mouths to feed. We've faced extended family falling prey to the opioid crisis and other addictions. Yet we just want what everyone wants -- to live in comfort and without fear.
As your State Representative since 2019, I have put Framingham first, fighting for democratic reforms, increased transparency in state government processes, clean air and water, and against tax breaks for wealthy corporations. I want to help make change so the people of Framingham can live, work (then retire!), learn, and play together in good health without worry or stress.
I've spent my career fighting for clean, advanced energy across the country. Every day, I take that same energy to Beacon Hill to work for you. I promise to always listen and collaborate to ensure that Framingham's needs are represented and fulfilled. Together, I truly believe we can make a difference.
Thank you, Framingham, for all you've given me and my family. We chose Framingham (like the signs said) and am grateful you've given me the chance to give back to you.