About Sheila Advocate, Reformer, Leader

State Representative Sheila C. Harrington has served the First Middlesex District since her election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 2010.

Sheila was raised in Danvers, Massachusetts, in a family where service to others was not just encouraged, it was expected. Throughout her life, she has worked to be an advocate for others in her community, and understands that success is not just something that is handed to you, but something you earn through hard work and perseverance.

After earning her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Providence College in 1982, Sheila attended the New England School of Law. She received her Juris Doctor and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1986.

Since 1991, Sheila has lived in Groton, Massachusetts with her husband Steve, and their three children, Timothy, Lee and Delia. Tim and Lee both graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2011. Delia graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2013.

As an attorney for the past twenty five years, Sheila has worked as a negotiator, mediator, and problem solver. Sheila’s law firm, The Law Office of Sheila C. Harrington is based in Groton, Massachusetts, and the focuses of her practice are Family Law, Real Estate, and Personal Injury Law.

Sheila was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 2010, and has been an advocate for limited government, lower taxes, and common-sense reforms ever since. She has fought for the First Middlesex District’s fair share of state funds, and has been a tireless advocate for creating a pro-business climate to attract more jobs to the area. At the State House, Sheila currently serves on the House Committee on Post Audit and Oversight, the Joint Committee on the Judiciary, and the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs.

Throughout the past 20 years, Sheila has served on the boards of the Groton Historic District Commission, the Lowell Wish Project, the Groton Country Club and Recreation Authority, and the former Deaconess-Nashoba Hospital. Sheila remains very active within the District, attending various events to work with town administrators, and celebrating the accomplishments of distinguished citizens within the First Middlesex District.