Welcome

Thank you for taking the time to visit my new and improved website!  I am appreciative for your interest in the work I do on a daily basis to advocate for and represent the 14th Worcester District.  Since being elected in a special election in 2007, I have taken pride in standing up for working families and vulnerable populations in the Commonwealth.  

In my former career as a social worker for over 24 years, I came to understand the various pitfalls and challenges working families and individuals face across Massachusetts.  It was that rewarding work in my career as a social worker that provided the motivation to put my neck out there and run for State Representative, in the hopes that I could actually make a difference.  I am humbled and grateful that the people of the 14th Worcester District have believed in me enough to re-elect me two times since 2007.  Born and raised in Worcester, I do this work and continue to run for this office because of my love for the Central MA region, the City of Worcester and the Town of West Boylston, in particular.

BOSTON—Wednesday, October 22, 2014 — Representative James O’Day (D-West Boylston) announced that through a new round of MassWorks Infrastructure Program grants, the Town of West Boylston has been approved for $995,000 for the construction of 7,190 linear feet of new sidewalks for the Town Center of West Boylston. The district is home to businesses and several schools within the town. This project will expand the sidewalks in the area and create an environment that is safer for students, residents and patrons who live, work and play in Village Center.

10-22-2014 | Read Full Article
GOVERNOR PATRICK SIGNS ENVIRONMENTAL BOND BILL—INCLUDES FUNDING FOR GOODALE PARK, AARON KROCK MEMORIAL PARK, AND VIETNAM VETERAN’S MEMORIAL
08-15-2014 | Read Full Article
Senate, House Approve Legislation to Improve Hospital Care for Patients with Alzheimer’s, Dementia
08-06-2014 | Read Full Article
AARP Massachusetts Praises Massachusetts Legislators for Passage of Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (UAGPPJA)
08-04-2014 | Read Full Article
Legislature Approves Substance Abuse Recovery Bill
08-01-2014 | Read Full Article
Representative O'Day and Senator Jehlen Co-chair the 1st Statewide LGBT Aging Commission
04-03-2014 | Read Full Article