State Representative Paul K. Frost (R-Auburn) finished the first half of the 2019-2020 legislative session having participated in all 142 recorded roll calls cast in 2019, maintaining a 100% voting attendance record. Frost, appointed Assistant Minority Whip in 2015 and just completed serving in his 23rd year as a member of the House of Representatives, now has a grand total of 6,529 consecutive roll call votes cast since first taking office in 1997. This is one of the longest voting streaks of active House members, second only to the House Minority Leader Brad Jones.
Representative Frost voted in favor of significant bills that were signed into law in 2019, including a comprehensive education reform bill known as the Student Opportunity Act, set to increase Chapter 70 funding by $1.5 billion over the next seven years while also creating strong accountability standards for local school districts to help close student achievement gaps. Frost has continued his support for local aid for the towns in the district. Other legislation backed by Representative Frost in the House included expanded access to behavioral and mental health services to children, the creation of a Women’s Rights History Trail promoting awareness of the struggle for women’s rights in the Commonwealth, and a University of Massachusetts Medical School continuing education program to address PTSD and other deployment-related health conditions among Massachusetts veterans.
Frost commented, “It’s an honor to serve in this position. I have always made it a priority to be there when it matters most both in the district and on the House Floor.”
The second half of the legislative session began in January of 2020.