Sarah has been an advocate for LGBTQ and rural communities in her time as a state representative in Massachusetts
Sarah is currently serving her sixth term representing the 4th Barnstable District on Cape Cod. Growing up, Sarah often would vacation on the Cape during the summers where she learned to sail and developed a passion for nature and the Cape, which continues today.
After practicing law in New York, Sarah moved to Provincetown where she and her wife Lynn purchased and ran a bed and breakfast for 23 years. In addition to running the inn, Sarah became involved in her community, serving on the Provincetown High School Site Council, Charter Enforcement Commission and in 2002 was elected to the Provincetown Board of Selectman.
In 2007, Sarah was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives. In 2015, she was named Third Division Floor Leader, a member of the Speaker’s team who serves a resource to other members for guidance and discussion on legislation priorities and concerns. She also currently serves as the Chair of the RTA caucus and helped to create the rural caucus. Previously, Sarah served as the Chair of the Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government and Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
Sarah received her AB from Colgate University and her JD from Pace University. She is an honorary board member of the Lower Cape Outreach Council, Cape Rep Theater, a past President of the Provincetown Business Guild, and a member of the Provincetown Chamber of Commerce. She was appointed as the MA Legislative Commissioner on the Atlantic State Marine Fisheries Commission in 2009.