Anne Gobi grew up understanding the value of a dollar, the meaning of a hard day's work, and the importance of a small business. Born and raised in Spencer, her parents owned a gas station that operated as a family business. Anne taught at Leicester High School for 10 years, later attending Massachusetts School of Law at night to earn her law degree. Anne has served on the Democratic Town Committee starting in 1998, and was then elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 2001, where she served for 12 years. Anne was then elected to the State Senate in 2014.
These are the values that compose Anne Gobi. Anne understands the value of a dollar because she knows what its like to need more than you have. She understands the importance of small businesses because for a greater part of her youth, she saw first hand how important they are to the members of a community. She understands education because she worked as a teacher, and knows the challenges that face our education system. Most importantly, Anne understands the needs of her district because she has lived there all of her life, as both your representative and your neighbor.
As your Senator, Anne has served as the Senate Chair for the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture, and the Joint Committee on Election Laws; she has pushed for veteran's issues as the Chair of the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs; and utilized her role on other committees to advocate for policies to promote small businesses, combat the opioid epidemic, promote clean and affordable energy sources, and to make smart capital investments for the continued prosperity of the Commonwealth.
Anne lives with her husband, Bob, and her dog, Quinn, in the same town where she was born: Spencer, Massachusetts.