Colleen Garry

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Colleen Garry
Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives
Assumed office
1995
Constituency39th Middlesex (1995–2003)
36th Middlesex (2003–)
Personal details
Born (1962-07-21) July 21, 1962 (age 56)
Lowell, Massachusetts
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceDracut, Massachusetts
Alma materUniversity of Lowell
Suffolk University Law School
OccupationAttorney
Politician

Colleen M. Garry (born July 21, 1962 in Lowell, Massachusetts[1]) is an American politician who represents the 36th Middlesex District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.[2]

She was an aide to State Representative John Cox, who represented Dracut and part of Lowell. In 1994 she was elected to represent a new district consisting of Dracut, Tyngsborough, and Dunstable. Dunstable has since been transferred to a neighboring district so the current district consists only of Dracut and Tyngsborough. She is a moderate to conservative member of the House Democratic Caucus.

In 2015, Representative Garry came under fire for comments criticizing an act of civil disobedience[3] which obstructed a major Massachusetts highway. Representative Garry accused protestors affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement of being "terrorists" and claimed that "structural racism is a fraud."[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2007–2008 Public Officers of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  2. ^ Massachusetts Legislature profile
  3. ^ WGBH - Lawmaker Suggests Stiffer Charges For Highway-Blocking Protestors — Including Attempted Murder -
  4. ^ MassLive.com State House bills seek to up penalty for highway blockage