West Newbury Republican casts 305 consecutive roll call votes in first half of 2017-2018 session
BOSTON—House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading) congratulated State Representative Mirra, R-West Newbury, for maintaining a perfect voting record for the first half of the 2017-2018 legislative session. The West Newbury legislator participated in all 305 roll call votes cast in the House of Representatives between January and November of 2017, compiling a 100% voting record that he has maintained since taking office in 2013.
Representative Mirra cast votes this session on several key bills that were signed into law, including a proposal to double the one-time survivor benefits paid to the families of police, firefighters and other public safety officials killed in the line of duty, which was increased from $150,000 to $300,000.
Representative Mirra also backed efforts to reimburse cities and towns for the costs associated with implementing the state’s early voting law during the November 2016 election cycle. The Division of Local Mandates in the State Auditor’s Office is currently in the process of collecting and certifying these costs.
“It’s an honor and a privilege to serve as an elected official and represent the men and women of the Second Essex District. I look forward to continuing to serve them and push for fiscal responsibility and accountability.” Representative Mirra currently serves on the Joint Committees on Health Care Financing, Community Development & Small Businesses, and Telecommunications, Utilities, & Energy.