Senator Jason Lewis was appointed by Senate President Harriette L. Chandler to the position of Assistant Majority Whip of the Massachusetts State Senate. The Assistant Majority Whip plays an integral role assisting the Senate leadership team in communicating policy goals to the Senate membership and advancing its legislative agenda.
“As we continue to fight for the future of Massachusetts families, the Massachusetts Senate has never had more energy or purpose than it has today,” said Senate President Chandler. “Senator Lewis is a respected leader amongst his colleagues, and I’m proud to have him as a critical member of my leadership team in 2018.”
Senator Lewis sees his appointment to the Senate leadership team as an opportunity to advance the values and priorities of our communities and working families. Through serving as Assistant Majority Whip, he will be able to further: promote local economic development; fight for quality, affordable healthcare for all; realize adequate and equitable funding for our public schools; advocate for racial, gender, and LGBTQ equality; champion policies that create economic opportunity for all; and, combat climate change and build a clean energy future.
“I’m honored to be named to Senate President Chandler’s leadership team. I look forward to working closely with the Senate President and our colleagues to move forward the Senate’s ambitious agenda, including policies that promote economic justice, social justice, and environmental sustainability in the Commonwealth.”
Currently, Senator Lewis serves as Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Public Health and the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development, as well as the Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on Marijuana Policy. Further, Senator Lewis co-founded and serves as a co-Chair of the Prevention for Health Caucus in the Massachusetts legislature.