Mike Festa

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State Representative, Melrose Mass.
Member of the Silver Stringers
Contributor to the Melrose Mirror


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PERSONAL:
Married to Sandra Festa, with two children: Michael, age 20, studying to work for the National Security Agency, and Danielle, age 18, a freshman at Umass Amherst.

EDUCATION:
Melrose High School, 1972
Tufts University, B.A. 1976,
Suffolk Law School, J.D. 1979

PROFESSIONAL:
1979-1981: Assistant District Attorney, Middlesex County
1981-Present: Attorney in Private Practice

ELECTED OFFICE:
Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1999-Present (32nd Middlesex District)
Member of the Joint Committees on Government Regulations, Natural Resources and Agriculture, Criminal Justice
Melrose School Committee 1974-78
Melrose Board of Alderman, At-Large, 1978-80, 1992-98

OTHER ACTIVITIES:
Member and Former Chair, Melrose Democratic City Committee
Guest Garden Host, MMTV's cable show "Le Jardin"
Troop Committee Member, Boy Scout Troop 615
Member and Past President, Malden Court Bar Association
Member, Melrose Chamber of Commerce
Advisor, Board of Directors, North Metropolitan Homemaker & Homecare Services Inc.
Chair, Democratic State Party Policy Committee
Executive Committee, Council of State Governments, Eastern Region
Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Criminal Justice Committee, Council of State Governments, Eastern Region.

HOBBIES:
Gardening & Model Ship Building.


Additional articles by Rep Festa

id 4457 Tax relief for Sr. Citizens (Rep. Festa) -- Features 12/01/00
id 4534 Equal Choice Bill (Rep. Festa) -- Features 1/05/01
id 4760 Prescription Advantage Bill (Rep. Festa) -- Features 3/02/01
id 4858 Equal Choice Bill (Rep. Festa) -- Features 4/06/01
id 4889 Stater House (Rep. Festa) -- Features 5/04/01
id 5519 Senior Pasta Luncheon (Rep. Festa) -- Features 11/02/01
id 5716 Senior Home Care Funding (Rep. Festa) -- Features 2/01/02
id 10041 Senior Pasta Luncheon (Rep. Festa) -- Features 10/01/04