Christina is one of 46 women elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives on November 6, 2018.
We asked Christina what the catalyst of her decision to run for State Representative was. Her response: “Everyone deserves opportunity – the opportunity to get a quality public education regardless of zip code; to work a good job and earn a living wage; to have easy, affordable access to healthcare; and to have a safe and stable place to call home. Opportunities exist, but there is very rarely equity in access to those opportunities. As a person who has committed my life to working behind the scenes to tackle problems in the community and advocate for people who do not have a seat at the table, choosing to run for public office was not a decision I made lightly. But representation matters, and ensuring that our district continues to have a representative at the State House who will listen to constituents, connect people with the resources they need, and fight for all residents to have the tools they need to be successful, was enough inspiration for me. When this seat opened up, I knew it was time to take my knowledge of and love for my community to Beacon Hill and to advocate for systemic changes that will expand opportunity in my district and across the Commonwealth. Putting myself out there and taking on this new challenge was daunting, but the relationships I have made, the hidden corners of the district I have come to explore, and the bridges between the four communities of my district that I have already built, have made it worth the risk. I am thankful to those women who have come before and stood beside me, who opened the door and gave me this opportunity. The most valuable lessons I have learned over the years are that words matter, take the time to lift up the women in your life and praise their achievements; really listen to people, don’t assume you know how they feel; and don’t get defensive, it’s ok to disagree and still be friends. These lessons have served me well in my life and in my career and I know they will continue to serve me well as I navigate this next phase of my journey.”
More about Christina
Christina has lived most of her life in the 14th Essex district and has spent her life giving back to the community that has been so giving to her. She most recently served as Vice-Chair of the North Andover School Building Committee, was a member of the North Andover Master Plan Advisory Committee, and the Expo Coordinator for the Feaster Five Road Race. Christina is also an active member of the Franklin School PTO, North Andover Parent Advisory Council (NAPAC), her local Boy Scout Troop, and the Merrimack Valley Striders running club. She is a former member and Vice President of the Greater Lawrence YWCA Board of Directors, and spent many years as a sexual assault hotline advocate and peer educator. She has spent the bulk of her professional career in commercial and multi-family housing development and construction.
Christina and her husband, Eric Loth, are raising their two sons and one daughter in North Andover. Christina has a BA in Spanish from Bowdoin College, an MBA from Suffolk University, and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Degree Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.