Elected to the House of Representatives in the fall of 2008, Carolyn Dykema represents the 8th Middlesex District of the Metrowest region and includes the towns of Holliston, Hopkinton, Southborough and precinct 2 of Westborough.

Prior to entering the legislature, Representative Dykema worked professionally in the fields of financial services and environmental consulting. Since 1999 she has served on local boards and committees including serving on the Holliston Sewer Action Committtee, as Chair of the Holliston Planning Board, Executive Committee member of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council and a Steering Committee Member of the SuAsCo Watershed Community Council. In 2007, she was appointed by the Governor to the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board.

Since joining the legislature, Rep. Dykema has worked tirelessly to support the communities she represents, focusing on issues related to small business, healthcare, water infrastructure, local agriculture and veterans.

A fourth-generation Massachusetts resident, Rep. Dykema is a graduate of Wellesley College and holds an MBA from Indiana University. She was raised in Massachusetts and now lives in Holliston with her husband Bill and their three children David, Julia and Andrew who attend the Holliston Public Schools.