Karin's Story

Resident of North Andover, elected School Committee Member, Legislative Liaison, Audit Committee Member, Chair of the 5th Utility Technology Committee, mother of three boys, successful business executive, volunteer at her church, Karin is committed to serving her community, family, and constituency.

During my service as a School Committee member I stood for values that are important to my family and to my community. Fiscal Responsibility and common sense solutions to difficult problems we all face were the guide posts that helped me navigate through the challenges that I encountered. My service hasn't been easy or glamorous but it has been quite fulfilling and very impactful to our community.

The people of the 14th Essex District deserve a voice that echoes their own on Beacon Hill. Are you satisfied with the representation and job performance of your current legislator? I’m not. I am a clear change. Join me in taking our representation in a different direction. A direction that will result in our tax dollars managed responsibly, our voice to be valued and our communities safe. November will bring the chance to deliver clarity. I hope you will choose me.

Please, vote for Karin Rhoton, State Representative 14th Essex District, and be heard on Beacon Hill.

New Direction for a New District

11/06/2012Rhoton offers congratulations to Diana
11/01/2012Rhoton wins Globe AND Herald Endorsement - her experience... provides the right background
10/16/2012DiZoglio is a no show for Haverhill debate - Karin Rhoton shows up, just like she will for the job
09/13/2012Rhoton calls for Lantigua Resignation, DiZoglio waffles
09/12/2012Rhoton calls for Lantigua's resignation - Patch.com
09/12/2012Rhoton calls for Lantigua to resign
09/11/2012Indictments handed down in Lawrence
08/19/2012Endorsements and Support
08/15/2012Former Gubernatorial Candidate, Charlie Baker, endorses Karin Rhoton for the Fourteenth Essex
07/16/2012Rhoton is knocking on every door
07/12/2012Karin Rhoton attends Shaun Toohey's Kickoff
06/05/2012Voters will have a choice this fall
05/12/2012Certified and On The Ballot
03/30/2012More Six Figure State Pensions
03/22/2012Who is confused
02/16/2012Too little too Late, Torrisi
01/11/2012Rhoton - a CLEAR CHANGE for the Valley
01/04/2012Rhoton to run for th Essex District State Rep
12/12/2011Bill would help affluent schools
08/03/2011Town Hires Facilities Manager in Latest Consolidation Step
04/02/2011North Andover Jr Prom Cut Short - NECN
12/17/2010Approval of School Start Times - Tribune
12/12/2010Vote on School Start Times on Thursday
11/28/2010Don't Print That - Tribune
11/20/2010Quips And Quotes - Tribune
11/19/2010Vote Against Teacher's Contract - Tribune
10/21/2010I endorse Jim Lyons for State Representative
07/12/2010My Vote Against The Chair
06/25/2010Vote Against the Nurses Contract - Tribune
06/06/2010North Andover Scholarship Knight
06/04/2010Fitchburg Teacher dies
05/19/2010School Start Times - Tribune
05/11/2010Cuts should be made on Beacon Hill
05/01/2010Cuts to Beacon Hill Spending, Not Our Schools and Towns - North Andover Citizen
04/21/2010Your property taxes will triple!
04/21/2010Denying Your Vote AGAIN!
01/24/2010 RTTT Funds
01/20/2010 The Scott Heard Round The World
01/05/2010Scott Brown For Senate - Rassmussen Poll
01/05/2010Curt Shilling endorses Scott Brown
12/01/2009Merry Christmas!
09/17/2009Greetings and Wishes for the Current School Year
08/16/2009Health Care Reform and John Tierney
06/23/2009The GOP future
05/30/2009High School Awards Assembly
05/30/2009NAHS Class of 2009
04/01/2009Thank You For Your Support
03/19/2009Attend Meet The Candidates Night
03/19/2009Facts on My Voting Record
03/09/2009Edgewood Retirement Community Forum
03/08/2009Democratic Town Committee Breakfast
03/04/2009League Of Women Voters Candidate Night


  • Successfully fought for over $860,000 for infrastructure improvements across the district in 2009. Worked to get SFSF one-time funds used for one-time technology expenditures, not recurring expenses
  • Board of Selectmen Liaison for 2010 and 2011—resulted in consensus budgets to Town Meeting both years.
  • Fiscal Responsibility—consistently voted against contracts that were unsustainable, voted for contracts that had funding sources within the general fund.
  • Legislative Liaison 2010 and 2011—established and maintained relationships with several legislators and successfully argued for increase in circuit breaker reimbursements. Continued work on fully funding foundation budget, and reduction of unfunded mandates to local municipalities from the State
  • 2009- 2012 Chair of Technology subcommittee: successfully fought for town wide telephone upgrade system, infrastructure improvements, iPad pilot program which demonstrate significant resource savings
  • 2009 - 2010 Chairman of Budget and Finance Subcommittee. Identified budget shortfalls and opportunities, successfully lobbied the legislative delegation for funding for exorbitant special education expenses.
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