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In 2018, voters from North Andover, Lawrence, Haverhill and Methuen entrusted me with the responsibility of making sure that our district is a place where all residents can comfortably live, work, and be a member of an incredible community.  I am grateful for your support and am honored to serve as your State Representative for the Merrimack Valley's 14th Essex District. I take that responsibility very seriously and have become your voice at the State House, working tirelessly to be not only an advocate for the issues that are important to all of us, but to also be an available and accessible legislator.

As a member of the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security, the Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government, the Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Business, and the House Committee on Steering, Policy, and Scheduling. I advocate for and prioritize the small businesses in the Merrimack Valley and strive to ensure the Commonwealth is a safe community for all.

I also spent years as a sexual assault hotline advocate, and as a member of our local YWCA Board of Directors.  I volunteer my time at the Franklin School Library, with our local Boy Scouts, and coach Cross Country because – like many – it is important to be involved.  Being part of the solution means not being a spectator.

                                                                                             

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Monday, May 18, 2020 1:46 PM

Rep. Minicucci Says Legislators May Help Residents with Stalled Unemployment Claims

Typographical errors and missed callbacks are among the reasons some residents are having trouble receiving unemployment checks.

State Rep. Christina Minicucci, a guest on WHAV’s Friday morning program, reminded listeners she and other lawmakers offer can help.

“A lot of times when people have been hung-up on their unemployment, for some reason, or it’s just not going through, they’ll call our office and we’re able to help move it along more quickly,” she says.

Minicucci says many times, the issues are typographical errors or transposed numbers. Minicucci also advises some claims require additional information and residents should be on the alert for an unexpected telephone call. “They’re working seven days a week, and they’re calling from remote offices, so sometimes that phone call may come in from Idaho or something like that, and people won’t pick up the call. So, we always say pick up every phone call. They work seven days a week so you can do it on the weekend. They will not leave a message for you because you have so many people making the calls, so if you miss it, you miss it. You don’t even know you missed the call.”


Thursday, May 14, 2020 1:56 PM

North Andover Volunteers Planting Flags on Veterans' Graves

Volunteers donned their protective masks and helped add some red, white and blue beauty to Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in North Andover.The event, a beautifucation morning hosted by the Veterans Services of North Andover and Boxford, saw fresh American flags placed at veterans’ graves to welcome the spring with a flairf patriotism”We had more than 30 people show up, way more than expected,” Veterans Services Director Joseph Leblanc said.The weather helped, too. Sunny skies with temperatures reaching about 70 degrees made for a perfect morning outside, especially after two months of isolation.

 


Wednesday, May 6, 2020 1:49 PM

State Reps Vote from Home for the First Time

Rep. Susannah Whipps' at-home alternative was a veggie platter and cold brew from local coffee company Dean's Beans, while Rep. Christina Minicucci went with "leftover Cafe Azteca chips and guacamole."

"Ear piece in place for conversion with division leader," Minicucci wrote (on twitter), describing her home voting operation. "Wearing my face covering in solidarity with colleagues who are on the house floor keeping us moving."


Tuesday, April 28, 2020 1:48 PM

State reps adjust to remote working in coronavirus chaos

For State Rep. Christina Minicucci, D-North Andover, who represents the Essex 14th district, the shutdown has been a chance to shine. Minicucci is a project manager by trade and has been working mostly remotely since she was pregnant with her now-17-year-old son.

“This is what I do, solve problems,” Minicucci, who also ran into the state government’s email limit, said.

 
 

“I have three kids. I never have free time to sit around, anyway,” Minicucci said.

The key is to compartmentalize and prioritize, Minicucci said. And she spends time every day putting emails into priority categories for response.


Sunday, April 26, 2020 1:40 PM

Podcast: Rep. Christina Minicucci Highlights Community Efforts During Pandemic

Individuals, groups and businesses have been getting the attention of 14th Essex District state Rep. Christina A. Minicucci for their help during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Just one of many examples, she noted during a recent interview with WHAV’s Win Damon, Groundwork Lawrence was able to contract with eight local restaurants to make “grab-and-go” meals a couple of nights a week for those in need. The effort kicked off thanks to seed money donated by New Balance.


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