U.S. Representative Michael Capuano visited Everett High School as he familiarizes himself with the people and communities he will represent as part of his reconfigured Congressional district.
“It was a pleasure hosting Rep. Capuano, introducing him to students and staff, and showing him our high school,” said Superintendent of Schools Frederick F. Foresteire. “We look forward to working with the Representative in the coming years.”
The alterations to Rep. Capuano’s district affect several cities and neighborhoods, from the South Shore to the North Shore. One of the major features of the newly drawn district is that it includes all of Everett. In November, Capuano will appear on Everett ballots instead of longtime Representative Edward Markey. The new district would go into affect in January of 2013.
Redistricting takes place every 10 years, based on U.S. Census data. Because of modest population growth in Massachusetts, the Commonwealth is losing one of its 10 congressional districts.