Constituent Services

If you need help finding information about government programs or services, or working with a state or local agency, I invite you to please contact my office. We’ll work to make sure your needs are responded to in a timely fashion.

Help Navigating State Government

Our office works every day to make sure that our state government is accessible and responsive to the needs and concerns of our constituents. We can make inquiries on your behalf about the status of any pending cases before any state agency, or help you navigate the often confusing layers of state government.

Unfortunately, we cannot offer legal advice or intervene in pending litigation. However, we may be able to help you find appropriate legal advice.

Special Recognitions

We’re happy to send commemorative greetings to constituents to acknowledge their special events or occasions, including special birthdays or anniversaries, Eagle Scout or Girl Scout Gold Award recipients, and other special requests.

If you would like to receive a letter or a Senate Citation, please contact my State House office. When you call, please know the full name of the individual(s) being honored, as well as any relevant dates or details and the date of the event.

State House Visits and Tours

If you are coming to the State House, please let us know!  We’re always happy to receive visitors from the district when they come to the State House.

There are also official State House tours available through the Secretary of State’s office. Tours are conducted by the Secretary of State’s office (for free), every weekday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The tours last approximately 45 minutes and originate in the front part of the State House (Doric Hall) facing the Boston Common.

If you would like to come take a tour, please contact our office and we can book one in advance. It is particularly advantageous to give us advance notice if you will be coming in with a larger group.

Interns

Interning in our State House office is a great way to learn about the legislative process and the issues facing our state government.

Both full and part-time positions are available year-round. We unfortunately can’t pay interns, but we are happy to work with your school to help you receive credit for your internship, if applicable.  Interested candidates should send their resume and a short cover letter to James.Eldridge@state.ma.us with the subject Internship.

Scheduling an Appointment

If you would like to invite me to an event or a meeting, please email me at James.Eldridge@state.ma.us with the date, time and location, and a brief description of the event, and I will let you know if I or a member of my staff can attend. If you haven’t heard back from me within a few days, please feel free to follow up with a phone call to my State House office at 617-722-1120.

If you would like to schedule an appointment to talk with me about issues you are concerned about, please contact my office. I am available to meet in the District on most Fridays, or in my State House office Monday through Thursday.