U.S. Rep. James McGovern said Grafton is a "good fit'' for both him and his district.
He will become Grafton's representative in Congress if proposed redistricting plans are approved.
"I'm looking forward to representing Grafton,'' he said today. "I plan to roll up my sleeves and go to work.''
He said he hopes to visit Grafton within the next few weeks to "reconnect'' with town officials and residents.
"I'm going to get up to speed with the latest issues and figure out ways I can be helpful,'' he said.
Grafton is "going to see a lot of me,'' he said.
This will be McGovern's second go-around in Grafton: He had served as the town's Congressional representative before a previous redistricting plan was put in place about 10 years ago.
Since then, "a new generation has cropped up that I need to reconnect with,'' he said.
The proposed new plan moves Grafton into the newly renamed 2nd Congressional District, currently represented by McGovern.
Grafton is currently represented by U.S. Rep Richard Neal.