Originally published in: http://www.leominsterchamp.com/articles/six-months-in-whats-natalie-been-up-to/
It’s June and I’m wrapping up my first quarter of my two-year term. Many people have asked me what a typical day looks like for a State Representative, but that’s a tough question to answer. Between constituent calls, events, the state budget, and legislation — every day is different but they are all quite packed!
First, I hope many of you have gotten a chance to meet my Legislative Aide, Taylor Landry. She’s born and raised in Leominster, the daughter of teachers, and I think we make quite a team! We’ve set up our District Office in the Gallagher Building (24 Church Street, Room 29), and would love to have you visit with us in our new office. Just call us at 978-227- 5278 to set up an appointment.
Thanks to the folks at Leominster Access TV, I have filmed three episodes of “Representing Leominster,” with local leaders from Leominster and across the State, airing on the Local Government Channel (Comcast 99/Verizon 33).
As promised during my campaign, I hold office hours twice a week. Monday evenings from 5:30-7 p.m. I can be found in Room 204 at the Leominster Public Library. Our Friday morning hours from 7-8 a.m. have gone through a bit of a transition, trying to find the right location. Starting on June 30, I’ll be at my District Office (24 Church Street, Room 29), until school starts back up again. At that point I will be moving back to the Leominster High School Media Center, which was suggested by an AP Government class and has had great attendance.
This summer, I’ll be hosting “Community Conversations” at the Leominster Public Library from 7-8:30 p.m. on some of the topics that our office has fielded the most questions/ideas about: Tuesday August 22 — Education; Wednesday August 23 — The Economy; Wednesday August 30 — The Environment; Thursday August 31 — Healthcare.
I am looking for passionate advocates in these areas to help me pull together these Conversations. I would love to hear from you if you have ideas on subtopics. Please connect with me at Natalie.Higgins@mahouse.gov or 978-227-5278.