I am pleased to announce my candidacy for the 5th Middlesex State Senate district. I’ve learned that hard work, independent leadership, and a commitment to the concerns of local families can produce great results, and I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished in the legislature since first being elected to represent Stoneham and Winchester in 2008.
I’ve long admired State Senator Katherine Clark. She was an excellent Representative, an excellent Senator, and will be a great leader in Congress. She leaves big shoes to fill, but I know that I can bring the same commitment and hard work to the office that I’ve shown as a State Representative.
We’ve had great support so far and I’m looking forward to getting to know the families of Malden, Melrose, Reading, and Wakefield as I seek to earn their support and their votes for the special state Senate election.
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About Jason Lewis
Jason Lewis serves as the State Representative for the 31st Middlesex District representing the people of Stoneham and Winchester.
He was first elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 2008. He serves as the Vice-Chair of the Joint Committee on Public Health, co-founded and serves as the House Chair for the legislature’s Prevention for Health Caucus, and led efforts in the state legislature to contain healthcare costs and to reform the state’s education financing system.
Last year, Jason helped create a first-in-the-nation Prevention and Wellness Trust, which allots $60 million to community-based public health and wellness programs across the Commonwealth.
Jason has been effective in delivering results for his district such as recently securing $2.5 million in state funding for flood mitigation projects in Winchester and $2 million in federal stimulus funding for accessibility improvements at Wedgemere Commuter Rail Station.
In the past five years, Jason has worked not just for his own communities but also the region, and was recognized this past spring by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council as “Legislator of the Year” for his focus on smart growth and fostering regional collaboration.
Prior to entering public service, Jason had a long track record of accomplishment in the private sector, having helped build two successful software companies.
Jason serves on the Board of Trustees of the Winchester Foundation for Educational Excellence and on the Board of Advisors of South Africa Partners. He and his wife Susan live in Winchester with their two daughters, Sophie and Jessie, who attend Winchester public schools.