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THANK YOU Newburyport, Salisbury and Amesbury for the award again this year. It is a privilege to serve you in the State House.

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James KelcourseDecember 27, 2019 at 1:23am
Representative Kelcourse maintains perfect voting record
Casts 142 consecutive roll call votes in first half of 2019-2020 session

BOSTON – State Representative James Kelcourse, Amesbury successfully maintained a perfect voting record for the first half of the 2019-2020 legislative session. The Amesbury legislator participated in all 142 roll call votes cast in the House of Representatives between January and November of 2019, compiling a 100% voting record.

Representative Kelcourse cast votes this session on several key bills that were later signed into law, including the Student Opportunity Act, a comprehensive education reform bill that will increase Chapter 70 funding by $1.5 billion over the next seven years while also creating strong accountability standards for local school districts to help close student achievement gaps. Other major initiatives he supported that were signed into law this year include a distracted driving bill that bans the use of cell phones outside hands-free mode while operating a motor vehicle, beginning in February of 2020, and a higher education bill that provides protections for students who are attending colleges that may be facing closure.

Representative Kelcourse also backed legislation this year to:
- expand access to behavioral and mental health services for children;
- make over $1.3 billion in state grants available for cities and towns to invest in climate change adaptation and infrastructure improvements;
- establish a continuing education program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School to address deployment-related health conditions among Massachusetts veterans, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD);
- create a Women’s Rights History Trail to promote education and awareness of the struggle for women’s rights in Massachusetts;
- establish a special commission to honor Deborah Sampson, a Plympton resident who served in the Continental Army during the American war for independence, by creating a permanent memorial at the State House;
- expand access to school breakfast for students in low-income communities; and
- reform campaign finance laws by requiring legislators and legislative candidates to file more frequent reports on their fundraising and spending activities, using a depository reporting system requiring third-party verification.

Formal legislative sessions will resume in January and end on July 31, 2020.

Representative Kelcourse represents Newburyport, Salisbury and Amesbury. He currently serves on the Committees on Ways and Means; Education; and Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
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James Kelcourse shared an album: Mission Oak Grill - Dec. 2019.December 11, 2019 at 9:08pm
Thank you for a great turnout at the Mission Oak Grill in Newburyport! Grateful to have Governor Baker there in support. It is an honor to be your State Representative.
James Kelcourse
James Kelcourse shared an album: Mission Oak Grill - Dec. 2019.December 11, 2019 at 8:59pm


As a resident of the district since childhood, I understand the unique promise our community offers to everyone who lives, works or visits here. As a small business owner, husband and father of two young boys, I also know the challenges that we face in continuing to realize that promise for ourselves and the generation to come.




Education will always be a top priority of mine. As a member of the Joint Committee on Education, I will work with the Administration and leadership to ensure that funding for our schools continues to increase as it has over the last 2 years.

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