Latest News: Eckert for Rep
In the Press
September 3, 2020
In a primary season marked by unprecedented changes, more women are poised to take the helm of county, state, and federal governments in communities across the Commonwealth. The Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus Political Action Committee (MWPC PAC) proudly extends its congratulations to thirty-six of our forty-seven endorsed candidates, or roughly 77%, on their victories...
September 1, 2020
Christina Eckert advanced from the Democratic primary for Massachusetts House of Representatives, 2nd Essex District on September 1, 2020, with 8,481 votes cast out of a total of 10,252...
July 8, 2020
Haverhill’s Katrina Hobbs-Everett, CEO of Power of Self Education, joins Mass Alliance Executive Director Jordan Berg Powers and local activist and entrepreneur Laura Mackenzie, for an online talk tonight entitled, “A Frank Conversation About Racial Justice.” Organized by Christina Eckert, candidate for Second Essex state representative, the panel discussion is described as “frank, but friendly”...
April 27, 2020
Democrat Christina Eckert says she will be on the ballot this fall, mounting a second challenge to take the 2nd Essex district House currently held by state Rep. Leonard Mirra. Eckert came within 324 votes of taking the seat during her first run in 2018. The district includes Boxford; Georgetown; Groveland; Haverhill; Merrimac; Newbury; and West Newbury...
January 18, 2020
Tiny pieces of plastic, toxic chemicals that stay in the environment forever and climate change are all on the agenda for this year's State of the Waters Conference, an annual event put on by the Merrimack River Watershed Association. Scheduled for Jan. 31 at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, the fourth annual conference has become so popular it had to be moved to a larger venue, said association board member Christina Eckert...
"Christina recognizes local, as well as state and national issues, that have a direct effect on constituents: racial inequalities, voting rights, education, climate change. She brings people together to discuss issues and come to a deeper understanding and lays out concrete actions that can be taken to effectively deal with issues."
Pat Adams, Merrimac
"Christina Eckert, candidate for state representative for Second Essex District, has converted her campaign into a
humanitarian force in response to the COVID-19 crises. She is personally involved in addressing the needs of
especially the most vulnerable residents."
Joe D'Amore, Groveland
"Christina Eckert on a personal level is the same person you will get with your vote. She believes some things should not have a price point and remains committed to a healthy, thriving community and the environment and equal access to clean water that will support and sustain that."
Helen D. Sheehan, Bradford
"Christina’s action plan for the 2nd Essex District is well thought out, framed around COVID-19 recovery, fighting racial injustice, protecting our environment, assisting our seniors, preserving the Merrimack River, providing reliable transportation, improving public education, and standing with our workers."
Pam Lunquist, Georgetown
"The strengths we see in Christina the Candidate today are exactly who she was back then—dedicated, determined, thoughtful, collaborative, willing to work hard and do the hard work and absolutely committed to making our communities a better place."
Lisa Teichner, Boxford
"Our region has made significant progress in raising awareness about the current and emerging threats facing the Merrimack River. Let’s build on this awareness by electing Christina Eckert as our State Representative. A vote for her is a vote for a clean and thriving Merrimack River."
Pauliina & Peter Swartz, West Newbury
Letters to the Editor
September 18, 2020
Christina Eckert is a champion of women’s rights and LGBTQI+ rights. She grew up in the '60s and '70s, watching the women around her fight for the rights most of us enjoy today. She saw our elders, mentors and other pioneers of women’s liberation fight for their civil rights and for equity. And we are still fighting today, in large part because women’s rights and LGBTQI+ rights aren’t a priority for status quo politicians...
September 8, 2020
Commitment to excellence in civic responsibility wherever there is a need, Christina Eckert’s definition of community does not stop at her district or home-town lines. Quite frequently you will find her, family in tow, crossing those lines with donations and volunteer help campaign season or not. Without fanfare or the need for gratitude. She understands that a community extends outward and is constantly reaching that way…she is one of the helpers and an example of great leadership...
September 6, 2020
The best leaders can never be found in the throne room. They are the first in, the hardest working on the job and the last out the door. Approachable and with a point of view that does an end-run around their ego, they are not afraid to get dirty. This has been my definition of good leadership since I met Christina Eckert in a volunteer capacity working to advocate for, clean and maintain the Merrimack River. In our fast-developing friendship, I found strength, honesty, fortitude and fierce loyalty difficult to find so quickly...
August 26, 2020
Christina Eckert, candidate for State Representative at 2nd Essex District, has our endorsement. For the past two years, we have known her as a tireless advocate for the Merrimack River. Eckert’s outreach to local leaders and collaboration with the Massachusetts Rivers Alliance contributed to the recent passage of the Sewage Overflow Notification Bill in the state House of Representatives, an important step to ensure local communities know when sewage is released into the Merrimack... CONTINUE READING
August 7, 2020
The truth about gun violence in America is difficult to hear: 40,000 gun deaths each year and over 100 gun deaths each day; 53 women shot and killed by an intimate partner every month; a gun suicide rate 10 times that of other high-income countries; firearms are the leading cause of death for American children and teens (ages 0 to 19); 58% of American adults or someone they care for have experienced gun violence in their lifetime... CONTINUE READING
August 5, 2020
When all else fails, it’s community members who turn out to support each other. I write today to address the role of our elected officials in the broader effort to uplift and support our neighbors locally and across the state of Massachusetts. Christina Eckert is running for state representative in the 2nd Essex District, and I am voting for her because... CONTINUE READING
August 4, 2020
Christina and I have been friends and colleagues since she moved to Boxford well over a decade ago. We have served on boards, volunteered at community events and spent time socially raising our kids. In all the time I have known her, Christina has consistently contributed to the vitality and well-being of our community through leadership, collaboration, and action... CONTINUE READING
July 26, 2020
Today I write in particular to spotlight Eckert’s firm and passionate position to join in the fight against racial injustice so pervasively present in our society’s structural underpinnings... CONTINUE READING
July 14, 2020
In the wake of the 2018 Parkland shooting tragedy, many of my peers organized and voiced the need for common sense gun legislation. Thankfully, a mom, local community leader, and fellow citizen listened to our plea. Christina Eckert has dedicated herself to protecting our community by advocating for common sense gun safety laws. She listened to our voices... CONTINUE READING
July 9, 2020
When I heard Christina Eckert was running for state representative, I knew I had to join her team. She has done so much for my community as a private citizen, and I can only imagine what she could get accomplished as an elected official... CONTINUE READING
July 4, 2020
I support Christina Eckert for state representative of the 2nd Essex District because she will fight to protect my rights as a woman. Under a current administration where female rights are constantly being debated by mainly white males, it seems as though I have no control over my own body, and reproductive rights specifically. Therefore, I support leaders who actively advocate for women, and Christina is exactly that candidate... CONTINUE READING
June 29, 2020
I joined Team Eckert as a fellow because I am a seeker of justice. As an undergrad student preparing for law school, I’ve learned that law– lawyering and legislating– is a tool for social change. Though I anticipate practicing law one day, I stay devoted to politics at the local, state, and national level– for the two are in direct relation with one another... CONTINUE READING
June 25, 2020
It's a fair question to ask: Why is a Boston-based small business owner paying attention to the race for state representative in the 2nd Essex District? The answer: Christina Eckert... CONTINUE READING
June 19, 2020
Christina understands that a good education is essential to the future of a student but also for the future of this district. We need a candidate who has shown that fighting for our schools is a top priority, which Christina has demonstrated she is capable of time and time again... CONTINUE READING
May 8, 2020
The worst of the COVID-19 pandemic is over, but there will be a lasting residual. All of our citizens who were enrolled in school and plan to attend the next grade will have lasting side effects that must be addressed. Christina Eckert, who lives in Boxford, has well-thought-out solutions to this quandary... CONTINUE READING