Senator Nick Collins was born and raised in South Boston. He attended Boston Latin School and later went on to Babson College after high school. Senator Collins was first elected in 2010 representing the 4th Suffolk District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He later spent three more terms in the House before being elected to the State Senate this past spring. His goal when going into office was, simply put, to focus on issues that impacts everyone. Well, he’s achieved his goal in a very meaningful way. He has helped get more funding for Boston Public Schools, supported legislation that promoted equal pay for equal work regarding women, and he assisted in appropriation of $109 million to upgrade the Paul W. Conley Terminal in South Boston. This money helped increase and keep jobs as well as maintain the shipping industry market. These are just a few of Senator Collins remarkable accomplishments that has helped his district and the state of Massachusetts continue to thrive and grow.
Senator Collins achievements have not gone unrecognized as in 2011 at the State Legislative Leaders Foundation, Senator Collins was named one of the top 50 state legislative leaders in the US at the Emerging Leaders Conference hosted at the University of Virginia. Senator Collins believes deeply in the role of government being able to provide and opportunity for all. In his new role as a State Senator, he will continue to fight for everyone and persist to better the whole state of Massachusetts.