Boston – Senator Richard Ross was recently recognized by Beacon Hill Roll Call for his 100% voting attendance record in the Massachusetts Senate in 2017. This marks the sixth year in a row Senator Ross has received a perfect attendance record.
“It is my honor and privilege to represent the people of the Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex District on Beacon Hill and by doing so that means casting votes on their behalf,” said Senator Ross. “In 2018 the Senate will continue to tackle many issues my constituents care about and I can assure them that I will be there for each and every vote and ensure their voices are heard loud and clear.”
In 2017 the Senate held 313 roll call votes on legislation pertaining to the FY18 budget, opioid epidemic, public safety, elderly affairs, veterans, among others.
“Roll call votes are one of the primary and crucial ways that Senators protect and represent the interests of their constituents, and often they involve critical issues where every vote makes a difference. Senator Ross undoubtedly understands that, and his 100% voting record reflects his commitment not only to those he represents, but also to the prosperity and future of our state,” said Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R- Gloucester). “Senator Ross is prepared to capture every opportunity when an issue and a vote arise, by understanding the complexity and impact of each one. I truly appreciate his substantial contributions to the Senate, and the significant achievements his perfect voting record represents.”
Throughout December the Senate is continuing to hold informal sessions to advance bills that do not require debate or roll call votes. The Senate will return to formal sessions in January of 2018.
Please contact the office of Senator Ross with any questions or concerns at (617) 722-1555 or Richard.Ross@masenate.gov.