Michelle DuBois

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Michelle DuBois
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
from the 10th Plymouth district
Assumed office
January 7, 2015
Preceded by Christine Canavan
Personal details
Born (1973-04-14) April 14, 1973 (age 44)
Brockton, Massachusetts
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Adam Swinson
Residence Brockton, Massachusetts

Michelle M. DuBois is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. She was elected in November 2014 [1][2] to represent the 10th Plymouth District (West Bridgewater, the east side of Brockton, and Precinct 1 of East Bridgewater) and was sworn in on January 7, 2015. Rep. DuBois was re-elected to a second term on November 8, 2016, after running uncontested.[3]

Committees[edit]

She is currently part of the following committees:

  • Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government
  • Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs
  • House Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures, and State Assets
  • House Committee on Steering, Policy, and Scheduling

Controversy[edit]

In late March 2017, Rep. DuBois posted on Facebook that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was planning a raid in Brockton, Massachusetts. She included a warning, which read, "If you are undocumented don’t go out on the street. If there is a knock on the door of your house and you don’t know who it is, don’t open the door. I ask you to be careful." This has garnered attention from around the country. The post has since been deleted.[4]

In the following days, DuBois reiterated that she stands by what she did, even stating that she was helping immigrants to know their rights and was letting ICE know that their supposed raid in Brockton was compromised. She has, however, received criticism for her decision, not just in the media but from other politicians as well, including a number of her fellow Democrats. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, for instance, stated that alerting the community to a supposed federal raid, especially based on inaccurate information, can do more harm than good.[5]

Election history[edit]

Massachusetts House of Representatives 10th Plymouth District, 2014
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michell DuBois 5,669 51
Republican John Cruz 5,228 47
[[|N/A]] Prescott, Tyler 291 3

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