Friedman Joins Senate in Passing Redistricting Legislation

BOSTON (10/27/2021) – Today, Senator Cindy F. Friedman (D-Arlington) joined her colleagues in the Massachusetts State Senate to pass S.2560, An Act establishing senatorial districts. This bill, and the redistricting map it describes, redraws the Commonwealth’s 40 senatorial districts based on statewide population shifts and data from the 2020 census. The new map doubles the number of majority-minority Senate districts, from three to six, and will be in effect until the next redistricting cycle following the decennial census in 2030.

Under S.2560, the 4th Middlesex district, represented by Senator Friedman since July of 2017, remains composed of the same city and towns: Woburn, Arlington, Billerica, Burlington, and precincts 1, 2, and 4-7 in Lexington. However, Lexington constituents living in the 4th Middlesex district may change slightly due to shifts in precincts determined at the municipal level.

“I am proud of the Senate’s redistricting plan – it does an excellent job of promoting more civic engagement through equitable representation,” said Senator Cindy F. Friedman, Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means. “I am equally proud that our 4th Middlesex district will remain largely unchanged. It has been an honor to serve and work with the residents of the district since 2017, and I look forward to the opportunity to continue to represent these great communities and their residents in the Senate.”

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