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2012 Bostonians of the Year Honorable Mention

Rep. Steve Walsh was a strong voice for consumers

The Lynn Democrat pushed for aggressive measures to slow escalating health care costs.

REPRESENTATIVE STEVE WALSH SLEPT FOR WEEKS IN HIS SON’S ROOM at Boston Children’s Hospital on a padded window bench that was inches too short for his 6-foot-3 frame. Myles, a twin with a heart defect, had been rushed to surgery — the first of several — hours after he was born on March 24, 2011. Until Myles was ready to go home, Walsh showered and dressed at the hospital and conducted House business from his phone and laptop between doctors’ rounds. He commuted by Green Line to Beacon Hill or was shuttled back and forth by his staff.

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