BOSTON – Representative James O’Day (D- West Boylston) joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts legislature to pass the budget for the 2016 Fiscal Year (FY16). The Conference Committee budget contains $38.1 billion in expenditures and includes important spending and policy initiatives that were in the House and Senate budgets. Representative O’Day played a vital role in securing funding for critical local and statewide programs.
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 four 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.