BOSTON (2/17/2023)—Earlier this week, Senate President Karen Spilka reappointed State Senator Jason Lewis as the Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Education in the Massachusetts legislature for the 2023-24 legislative session. Senator Lewis will also continue to serve as a member of President Spilka’s leadership team.
Senator Lewis was also appointed to several other leadership and committee roles for the new legislative session:
-Chair of the Senate Ethics Committee
-Vice-Chair of the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development
-Member of the Senate Ways and Means Committee
-Member of the Senate Rules Committee
-Member of the Joint Committee on Healthcare Financing
-Member of the Joint Committee on Advanced Information Technology, the Internet, and Cybersecurity
“I’m excited to continue my leadership role in advancing state funding and policies to ensure a high-quality public education for all students across the Commonwealth,” said State Senator Jason Lewis. “I also welcome the opportunity to work with my Senate and House colleagues, the Healey administration, municipal officials, advocates, and other stakeholders to pursue an ambitious agenda for Massachusetts in the new legislative session.”
Previously in the role of Senate Chair of the Education Committee, Senator Lewis helped lead the effort to pass the landmark Student Opportunity Act to provide adequate and equitable funding for our public schools. Among the priorities for the Education Committee this legislative session is likely to be the passage of major legislation expanding access to high-quality, affordable early education and childcare.