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MARLBOROUGH – Earlier this month, Speaker of the House of Representatives Ronald Mariano promoted Representative Danielle W. Gregoire (D-Marlborough) to the position of 1st Division Leader.

Rep. Gregoire, represents the 4th Middlesex District, which includes Framingham Precincts 21A, 22, and 23 and Marlborough Ward 1 Precinct 1A, Ward 2 Precinct 1, 2, Ward 3, Ward 4, Ward 5, Ward 6, and Ward 7 Precincts 1 and 2.

Previous leadership posts held by Rep. Gregoire include: Vice-Chair of the Joint Committee on Education, House Chair of the Joint Committee on Elder Affairs, House Chair of the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight and most recently, House Chair of the Joint Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets.

“I remain appreciative of Speaker Mariano’s steadfast leadership and guidance,” said Representative Gregoire. “I am extremely grateful for this opportunity and for the trust that has been put in me. I look forward to continuing to serve as a member of this body and a member of this leadership team so that I may continue to deliver for the residents of the 4th Middlesex District.”

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In total, there are 51 women in the House, comprising about 32% of the chamber’s members.

In addition to Rep. Gregoire’s appointment, Speaker Mariano appointed Representative Kate Hogan as Speaker Pro Tempore, Representative Alice Hanlon Peisch as Assistant Majority Leader, and Representative Sarah K. Peake as Second Assistant Majority Leader.

Joining Rep. Gregoire in a Division Leader post is Representative Ruth B. Balser and Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante was named as Vice Chair of the House & Joint Committees on Ways & Means. 5 women were appointed to be the House Chairs of Committees, and 15 women were appointed as House Vice-Chairs.

Rep. Gregoire is a lifelong resident of Marlborough, and a graduate of the Marlborough Public School system. She graduated from St. Anselm College in Manchester New Hampshire (BA Criminal Justice, Cum Laude) and Suffolk University Law School. She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar. 

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