Several newly elected members of the Legislature will bring local government experience to Beacon Hill when they are sworn in on Jan. 2.

l-r: Kathy LaNatra, Norman Orrall, Dan Carey, Richard Haggerty, and Mike Soter

New legislators elected on Nov. 6 with local government backgrounds include the following:

• Dan Carey, Easthampton city councillor, elected to the House, 2nd Hampshire District
• Richard Haggerty, Woburn City Council president, elected to the House, 30th Middlesex District
• Edward Kennedy, Lowell city councillor and former mayor, elected to the Senate, 1st Middlesex District
• Kathy LaNatra, Kingston selectman, elected to the House, 12th Plymouth District
• Norman Orrall, Lakeville town moderator and Finance Committee member, elected to the House, 12th Bristol District
• Mike Soter, Bellingham Board of Selectmen chair, elected to the House, 8th Worcester District

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