HOLDEN, Mass. — House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones Jr. congratulated state Rep. Kimberly N. Ferguson on Wednesday for achieving an impressive voting record for the 2011-12 legislative session.
The Republican legislator from Holden participated in all 374 roll call votes in the House this year before the end of formal sessions, a 100 percent voting record.
She cast votes on job creation legislation derived from the comprehensive GOP Jobs Package, harsher penalties for repeat offenders included in Melissa's Bill, and increased oversight for the taxpayer funded Electronic Benefits Transfer program.
Ferguson registered votes on legislation on enhancing the Commonwealth's ability to provide a greater match for community preservation money raised by cities and towns.
"It continues to be an honor and a pleasure to represent the citizens of the 1st Worcester District, and the Commonwealth, on Beacon Hill and I work hard to maintain my 100 percent voting record," said Ferguson. "I promise to continue that same work ethic, to be accessible, listen and be a productive member of the legislature."
Ferguson voted in favor of an initiative to gradually roll back the state sales tax to 5 percent over three years from the current 6.25 percent, with zero impact on the upcoming fiscal year.
"Kimberly is an incredibly committed member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and an extremely valuable asset to the House Republican Caucus," said Jones. "The people of the 1st Worcester are fortunate to have Representative Ferguson up here on Beacon Hill fighting for them day in and day out."
Ferguson serves on the Joint Committee on Education and the Joint Committee on Children and Families and Persons with Disabilities. She also serves as a member of the Massachusetts Food Policy Council and the Massachusetts Commission on Postpartum Depression.
Formal sessions will resume in January.