The state representative of the 18th Suffolk District since 2005, Michael J. Moran has been the chair of the Joint Committee on Election Laws and the Special Joint Committee on Redistricting. In 2017, House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo appointed him to serve as the second assistant majority leader. As chairman of the Joint Committee on Elections Laws, Moran helped shape legislation that allowed the governor to temporarily fill a vacancy in the United States Senate so we always have full representation in Washington. He worked on legislation that enhanced voting opportunities for members of our armed services stationed overseas, allowed early registration of sixteen year olds so they are registered to vote when they turn eighteen, and instituted early voting for state and federal elections. Moran also sponsored the Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights, which amended state law to guarantee basic work standards and protections for nannies, caregivers, and housekeepers. Moran graduated from the University of Massachusetts Boston with a degree in economics. He resides in Brighton's Oak Square with his wife Helena and daughters Eleanor and Adelaide. Honorable Michael J. Moran Second Assistant Majority Leader, Massachusetts House of Representatives.