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State News: State Senator Brendan Crighton (D-Lynn) Appointed Chairman of the Joint Committee on Housing

2.14.19

Press Release from the Office of State Senator Brendan P. Crighton

Senate President Karen E. Spilka (D-Ashland) Thursday announced the appointment of Senator Brendan P. Crighton (D-Lynn) as Chairman of the Joint Committee on Housing. Senator Crighton was also named Vice Chairman of the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies. Additionally, he will serve as a member of the Joint Committee on Election Laws, the Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery, the Joint Committee on Public Health and the Senate Committee on Personnel and Administration.

"I am very excited about the opportunities that these appointments will provide for me to advance priorities that are important to residents in my district and across the Commonwealth," said Senator Crighton.

"Massachusetts is currently facing an extreme housing crisis affecting many residents, especially families with children and the elderly. With an estimated 248,000 households spending more than half of their income on housing, I am eager to work with Senate President Spilka and my colleagues to find solutions for the housing crisis, and on the many other important matters we will deliberate this legislative session," stated Senator Crighton.

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Note: Crighton is the State Senator for the Third Essex District serving the City of Lynn and Towns of Marblehead, Nahant, Saugus and Swampscott on the North Shore.

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