Christine Barber is the State Representative of the 34th Middlesex district, which includes parts of Somerville and Medford. She has served the position since January 2015.
A former health care policy analyst, Christine is passionate about health care accessibility and public health impacts on her community and district wide. Barber has brought that passion to her work in the State Legislature - taking on the issue of prescription drug affordability and accountability for drug companies.
Viewing her priorities through the lens of public health and equity, Christine knows that a community can't thrive without ensuring that our most vulnerable populations are given resources to succeed.
Since the COVID crisis, Christine's focus has remained on those communities hardest hit by the virus – like the essential workers who are in need of PPE and fair wages; immigrants who cannot access benefits, and people who are incarcerated.
Christine lives in Somerville with her partner, Ryan, and their cat Lilly.
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