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Christine Estelle Canavan, American state legislator. Member Brockton (Massachusetts) School Committee, 1990-1994, vice chairman, 1992-2000, Brockton (Massachusetts) Library. Foundation; Member Polish White Eagles, Brockton (Massachusetts) History Society.

Background

Canavan, Christine Estelle was born on January 25, 1950 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States.

Education

AS in Nursing, Massasoit Community College, 1983. Bachelor of Science summa cum laude, University Massachusetts, 1988.

Career

She was the state representative for the 10th Plymouth District, which consists of West Bridgewater, Ward 4, Precincts B&C. Ward 5, Precincts B, C & D. And all of Ward 6 of Brockton, Precinct 3 of Easton, and Precinct 1 of East Bridgewater.

She declined to seek re-election in 2014. In 1988, Canavan received a Bachelor's degree in nursing from University of Massachusetts, Boston. She was employed as a registered nurse prior to becoming a legislator.

Before becoming a state legislator, Canavan served for three years on the Brockton school committee. Canavan was first elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1993. She has been re-elected every time since her first campaign.

In many years, Canavan has not faced a primary or general election opponent. In 2010, she faced her most difficult reelection campaign in many years, defeating Matt Albanese in the primary with 52% of the vote, and defeating John Cruz of West Bridgewater in the general election with 53% of the vote. As a state representative, Canavan serves on the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies, the Joint Committee on Housing, the Joint Committee on Public Health, the Joint Committee on Ways and Means, and the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Creedon's voting record in the house has been consistently high in recent years, with the exception of 2011, when she spent the beginning of the year recovering from a broken leg. When a bill was before the House regarding the placement of a ballot question that called for banning gay marriage, Canavan initially voted yes for the bill, but changed her position by voting against an amendment later on that essentially killed the bill. Canavan voted in favor of casino gaming in a 2011 vote.

She has publicly stated that she has reservations about the cost of a south coast commuter rail extension, but would support such a project if environmental concerns are taken care of. Canavan declined to seek re-election in 2014. She plans to become a Methodist minister after her term expires in 2015.

20102004.

Membership

Member Brockton (Massachusetts) School Committee, 1990-1994, vice chairman, 1992-2000, Brockton (Massachusetts) Library. Foundation; Member Polish White Eagles, Brockton (Massachusetts) History Society.

Connections

Married Paul Canavan. 2 children.