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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Representative Nick Collins Served 2011 - 2018 Democrat - 4th Suffolk

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State House

24 Beacon St.
Room 39
Boston, MA, 02133

Nick Collins was born and raised in South Boston and knows firsthand the value of hard work and discipline, having watched his parents raise six children with love and compassion.

The family-first values Nick learned from a young age have served him well as he’s proudly, passionately and effectively represented the 4th Suffolk district since 2010.

He lives in his hometown of South Boston with his wife, Dr. Olivia J. Liff.

Personal Information


Dr. Olivia J. Liff

Career Highlights

  • Ensuring women receive equal pay for equal work – one of the strongest pay equity laws in the country
  • Signed a resolution calling on corporations to include more women on boards of directors and in leadership positions
  • Securing $109 million for improvements to the Paul W. Conley terminal in South Boston, creating jobs and ensuring the local shipping industry continues to grow and thrive
  • Authorizing $200 million in local transportation funding – including $14.5 million for City of Boston roads, bridges and transportation infrastructure
  • Securing $15 million for the Innovation Infrastructure Fund, a new grant and loan program aimed at spurring entrepreneurship across the state
  • Creating a Hot Works Commission overseeing welding in the Commonwealth in response to the tragic 2014 Back Bay fire that killed two Boston firefighters
  • Creating a long-term roadmap for the continued growth of the solar power industry in the Commonwealth
  • Establishing a Transportation Network Commission to regulate ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft to improve public safety requirements and consumer protection standards
  • Increasing the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) without implementing new tax or fees, helping lift working families out of poverty
  • Supported a plan to replace all Red Line MBTA cars by 2030)
  • Delivered legislation allowing long term homeowners defer property taxes in the City of Boston to ensure the ability to age in their communities.

Education & Public Service

  • Babson College, BS, Business Management
  • Harvard University. John F. Kennedy School of Government
  • Executive Education, Senior Executives in State + Local Government Program
  • The Gunnery
  • Boston Latin School
  • Babson College Boston Advisory Council
  • Excel High School Advisory Council