BOSTON—State Representative Paul K. Frost (R-Auburn) has maintained a perfect voting record through the first half of the 2017-2018 legislative session, participating in all 305 roll call votes cast in the House of Representatives in 2017. Frost, currently serving in his 11th term, has not missed a single vote since taking office in 1997. The Auburn Republican, appointed as an Assistant Minority Leader Whip in 2015, has extended his total consecutive roll call votes to 6,171; one of the longest streaks of active House members and second only to House Minority Leader Brad Jones.
Frost cast votes on a number of prominent legislative actions signed into law over the past year, including the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which requires employers to provide reasonable workplace accommodations for expectant and nursing mothers. He backed the efforts to reimburse cities and towns for the costs associated with implementing the state’s early voting law during the November 2016 election cycle, and supported the proposal to double the one-time survivor benefits paid to the families of police, firefighters and other first responders killed in the line of duty. During debate on the comprehensive criminal justice reform legislation, Representative Frost was instrumental in changing Assault and Battery with Serious Bodily Injury on a Police Officer to a felony charge instead of a misdemeanor.
Frost represents the 7th Worcester District. It is comprised of Auburn, Charlton (Precinct 4), Millbury, and Oxford (Precincts 2 & 3).