Colleen Garry

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Colleen Garry
Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives
Assumed office
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

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]


  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. ^ State House bills seek to up penalty for highway blockage