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Caissie named Elected Woman of Excellence

BOSTON – Governor’s Councillor and Former Oxford Selectwoman Jennie Caissie has been named an Elected Woman of Excellence by the National Foundation for Women Legislators, announced Sen. Richard T. Moore, D-Uxbridge. Moore nominated Caissie for the national accolade.

“I was pleased to nominate Councillor Caissie for the Elected Woman of Excellence award because of her efforts in state and local government,” said Moore. “Whether representing residents of Oxford or Worcester County, she has served with dedication and the best interest of her constituents in mind. Jennie is a role model for women, both young and old, through her hard work to achieve success while giving back to the community.”

“I thank Senator Moore for nominating me for the Elected Woman of Excellence award,” said Councillor Caissie. “I was humbled to receive the award. The Senator and I have known each other for many years. I’ve always admired him and enjoyed working with him to serve the good people we represent.”

The Elected Woman of Excellence award was established as part of the National Order of Women Legislators’ 75th Anniversary Celebration. The purpose of the award is to honor the hard work and dedication of women leaders from across the United States. Forty-one women were selected for the honor from 33 states.

In nominating Caissie for the award, Moore cited her dedication to fighting for accountability and transparency of the Governor’s Council. Caissie has long fought to make judicial confirmation hearings more accessible to the public, and include consideration of a judicial performance in the review process.

Caissie was elected to the Governor’s Council in 2010 as the representative for Worcester County. Prior to that, in 2003, she was elected to the Oxford Board of Selectmen, and served as Chair from 2005 to 2013.

Caissie, an attorney by trade, is engaged in the general practice of law based out of Southbridge. She currently serves as a Special Assistant Prosecutor for the Central District Attorney’s Office under the leadership of District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. Caissie earned her law degree from New England School of Law, and also holds a Master of Business Administration from Nichols College in Dudley.

Outside of elective office, Caissie is a Corporator for the Webster Five Cents Savings Bank, and also a Member of the Harrington Memorial Hospital Corporation. She is a former professor of state and local government studies, and also served on the Worcester State College Board of Trustees from 2002 to 2006.

Caissie resides in Oxford with her family.