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CHELMSFORD -- Incumbent state Rep. Tami Gouveia, Democrat of Acton and a member of Chelmsford's legislative delegation, has announced her bid to seek a second term in the November election on Nov. 3, according to a press release.

“We have made incredible progress to ensure Massachusetts and our district is a place where every person has the opportunity to build a healthy and prosperous future,” Gouveia said in a press release. “But we still have much work to do to enact a real progressive agenda and create structural change that will benefit all Bay Staters.”

In the House, Chelmsford's precincts are divided among four districts.

Gouveia, a native of Lowell, was elected in 2018 to represent the 14th Middlesex district. The district includes Concord, Carlisle, Precincts 1, 2, 6 of Acton, and Precincts 1 and 9 of Chelmsford.

Gouveia succeeded longtime incumbent, Cory Atkins, Democrat of Concord. Gouveia's committee memberships include:

-- Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities
-- Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure
-- Joint Committee on Export Development
-- Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery.

Prior to her work as a Massachusetts legislator, Gouveia as executive director of Tobacco Free Mass.

“The people of Massachusetts’ 14th District want leaders on Beacon Hill who understand the urgency of their situation, whether it’s economic issues, transportation, healthcare, or concerns about the sustainability of our planet,” said Gouveia. “My background in social work informs my approach to listening to my constituents, really hearing their stories, and working to improve their lives.”

The Eagle-Independent will post more election updates as available.

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