Finegold has been a state senator since 2011 and represented Andover in the State House of Representatives starting in 1997.
This year he serves as chairman of the Election Laws committee and vice chairman of the joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy, on which he served as chairman while in the House. Finegold said last year that renewable energy represents “the wave of the future for economic development,” and has said he supports divesting the state pension fund of fossil fuel investments.
He also serves on the Education; Health Care Financing; and Labor and Workforce Development committees.
The rush is already on for Finegold’s state senate seat, which covers parts of Lawrence, Andover, Tewksbury and Dracut. Lawrence School Committee Vice Chairman Pavel Payano is a candidate for the Democratic nomination, and Andover Selectman Alex Vispoli, who lost the Republican nomination to former state Rep. Paul Adams in 2012, will take another shot at the seat.
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