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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Representative Christine P. Barber Democrat - 34th Middlesex

Christine P. Barber is State Representative for the 34th Middlesex District, which includes Somerville and Medford.

Before being elected, Representative Barber was a health policy analyst for a national health care advocacy organization, where she worked to ensure access to quality, affordable health care. Representative Barber previously served as research analyst in the House of Representatives, drafting legislation including Massachusetts's landmark 2006 health care law, which has provided coverage to hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts's residents.

Representative Barber is Co-Chair of the Women's Caucus Task Force on Justice-Involved Women, and was recently named to the Massachusetts Autism Commission. In addition, Representative Barber is on the Advisory Board of Emerge Massachusetts and serves on the Somerville Democratic City Committee.

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Education & Public Service

  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MPPA 2003
  • College of the Holy Cross, B.A. 1998