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 – Representative James O’Day (D-West Boylston) and Senator Harriette Chandler (D- Worcester) announced today that Governor Deval Patrick signed the Massachusetts Legislature’s Environmental Bond Bill, which includes a total of $2.2 billion for the preservation and improvement of land, parks and clean energy in cities and towns across the Commonwealth.

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
Representative James O’Day and State Officials Launch New Senior SAFE Program
03-28-2014 | Read Full Article