Speaker Robert DeLeo (D-Winthrop) and the Massachusetts House of Representatives have tabbed Gordon (D-Bedford) as its new Vice-Chair of the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
Gordon will also join the Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government and the House Committee on Personnel and Administration.
“I am thrilled with these new assignments, especially the Vice-Chairmanship,” said Rep. Gordon in a statement. “I am looking forward to ways to expand our support of the life sciences, high tech, and manufacturing businesses that lead our economy in the Bedford, Burlington and Wilmington corridor, as well as the businesses that are necessary for our economy to thrive.”
Burlington town officials have recently started to focus on attracting more life science companies to town. In January the Planning Department held a forum on life sciences and how to position the town to be a leader in the field.
State House leadership lauded Gordon’s prior work and said he will be a good fit on the committees.
“Vice Chair Gordon is thoughtful and highly-skilled legislator with a background as an attorney, and we are fortunate that he will bring his experience to issues relating to the economic development of our Commonwealth,” said House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo. “I’m looking forward to a productive legislative session with the House team of dedicated and hard-working members.”