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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Representative Natalie M. Blais Democrat - 1st Franklin

State Representative Natalie Blais has worked on behalf of the residents of western Massachusetts in various public positions for over a decade. She was sworn into office as the first female State Representative for the 1st Franklin District in January 2019. Natalie proudly represents one of the most rural districts in the Commonwealth that includes 19 communities spanning three counties and over 500 square miles.

Natalie is the Vice-Chair of the Joint Committee on Children, Families and People with Disabilities. She is also a member of the Joint Committees on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development; Transportation; and Ways & Means.

Prior to becoming State Representative, Natalie served as a Congressional Aide to US Representatives John Olver and Jim McGovern for a decade. She went on to become University of Massachusetts Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy’s first Chief of Staff. Natalie also served as the Executive Director of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.

Natalie earned a B.A. in Political Science from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and an M.A. in Organizational and Political Communication from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, after being awarded the Cecil and Helen Rose Ethics in Communication Scholarship.

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Education & Public Service

  • B.A. in Political Science from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania
  • M.A. in Organizational and Political Communication from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts