An attorney with an office in Andover who owns considerable commercial property downtown, Finegold was elected to the House in 1996 at the age of 25. When UMass Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan resigned from Congress in 2007, Finegold joined a crowded Democratic field of candidates in a race eventually won by U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas.
Finegold is currently co-chairman of the Committee on Election Laws, and is in the process of negotiating a bill with the House that could legalize early voting and election-day voter registration in Massachusetts. He is perhaps most well-known on Beacon Hill for his work to pass the “baby safe haven” law that designated locations, such as emergency rooms or fire and police stations, where a parent can leave a newborn if they are unable to care for it.
He lives in Andover with his wife, Amy, and their three children, Ava, Ella and Max.
The State House News Service's Matt Murphy contributed to this report.