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S.1911 SD1920 By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1911) of Richard T. Moore, Michael J. Rodrigues, Katherine M. Clark, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a commission on the status of children and youth. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.1912 SD1903 By Mr. Joyce, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Brian A. Joyce, Gale D. Candaras, Claire D. Cronin, Ruth B. Balser and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve safety at automated teller machines. Financial Services.
S.1914 SD1898 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross, Linda Campbell and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect animal welfare and safety. The Judiciary.
S.1959 SD1927 By Mr. Joyce, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Brian A. Joyce, Stanley C. Rosenberg, Ruth B. Balser, John F. Keenan and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure parity for mental health and substance abuse treatment. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.1965 SD1945 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of John F. Keenan, Jennifer L. Flanagan, Elizabeth A. Malia, Bruce E. Tarr and other members of the General Court for legislation to reduce prescription drug tampering and abuse. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.1979 SD1962 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, James M. Cantwell, Matthew A. Beaton, Antonio F. D. Cabral and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a Massachusetts Seafood Marketing Program. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.3575 HD3744 By Mr. Coppinger of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3575) of Edward F. Coppinger and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to certain licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages in the city of Boston. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3625 HD3831 By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3625) of Byron Rushing and William N. Brownsberger (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to discriminatory housing practices in the city of Boston. Housing. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3661 HD3817 By Messrs. Vega of Holyoke and Mahoney of Worcester, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Aaron Vega, John J. Mahoney and others for legislation to establish post-employment sick leave banks. Public Service.

Linda Dorcena Forry grew up in Dorchester’s Uphams Corner neighborhood, where her parents settled after emigrating to the United States from Haiti in the mid 1960s. Upon her election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 2005, Forry became the second Haitian American to hold public office in Massachusetts.

Senator Forry has dedicated her professional life to a career in public service, working in various capacities in state and city government for over 15 years. Forry has also served on a number of local boards and organizations, including the Ward 13 and Ward 17 Democratic committees.

Forry represented the Commonwealth’s 12th Suffolk district since 2005, a diverse and vibrant cross-section that includes parts of the town of Milton and the city of Boston, including Dorchester, Hyde Park and Mattapan. She was recently elected Senator for the Commonwealth’s 1st Suffolk district which includes Dorchester, Mattapan, South Boston and Hyde Park.

Forry is married to Bill Forry and they are the proud parents of four beautiful children, two sons and two daughters. The Forrys live in the Lower Mills neighborhood of Dorchester.

Personal Information

Profession: State Senator
Spouse: Bill Forry
Children: 4
Religion: Catholic

Career Highlights

  • State Senator, Elected May 2013
  • State Representative, 2005-2013
  • Executive Assistant, City of Boston Department of Neighborhood Development
  • Legislative Aide, Former State Representative Charlotte Golar Richie

Education & Public Service

  • Monsignor Ryan Memorial H.S. (Dorchester)
  • Boston College, B.A., Carroll School of Management
  • Suffolk University, (candidate for M.P.A.)
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester Board; Milton Library Foundation Board
  • Friends for Children Board, College Bound Dorchester Board, Beth; Boston Foundation Haiti Relief and Reconstruction Fund Advisory Council
  • Member of the National Haitian American Elected Officials Network (NAEHON); Truman National Security Project fellow; Member of the American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL)
  • Mass. House (2005-2013); Mass. Senate (2013-Present)
First Suffolk - Consisting of the city of Boston, ward 1, precinct 15, ward 6, ward 7, ward 13, precincts 3, and 5 to 10, inclusive, ward 14, precincts 2, 4, 5 and 12 to 14, inclusive, ward 15, ward 16, ward 17, ward 18, precincts 1 to 6, inclusive, 13, 15 and 21, all in the county of Suffolk.

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