2020 will be an important and exciting year for elections across the country. We aim to make climate change a top issue in every campaign at every level. It will take bold action to prevent the worst impacts of climate change and elected officials at every level should be held accountable for having comprehensive plans for combating climate change and protecting our land, water, and public health.
State Representative, 34th Middlesex
Representative Barber worked tirelessly to fix dangerous gas leaks and now has her sights set on pushing Massachusetts toward 100% renewable energy by 2045, transitioning to zero emissions vehicles, and using an environmental justice lens to ensure every community can enjoy a clean and healthy future.
State Representative, 1st Franklin
The rural 1st Franklin District needs representation at the State House that values environmental conservation and understands the unique challenges residents face in terms of safe, efficient transit and energy policy. She’s been a strong advocate for her constituents and will continue to fight for their interests and a bright future for the Commonwealth.
State Representative, 1st Middlesex
Deb grew up in the district and is passionate about the towns and constituents she would represent. She is a first-generation graduate of UMass Lowell and has spent years working with organizational leaders across industries to build effective teams and think strategically. Deb will bring these same skills with her to the State House.
State Representative, 15th Middlesex
Representative Ciccolo is a lifelong resident of Lexington. She served as President of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and a member of the Massachusetts Municipal Association Board. She was also a gubernatorial appointee to the Local Government Advisory Commission. She is a strong advocate for carbon pricing and comprehensive environmental justice legislation.
State Senate, 1st Middlesex and Norfolk
Before being elected to the State Senate, Senator Creem served on the Newton Board of Aldermen and the state Governor’s Council. She earned her undergraduate degree and her law degree from Boston University. She’s been a strong ally at the State House and an environmental champion since her election.
State Senate, Worcester and Middlesex
John is a former Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army and combat veteran. He was born in Leominster and raised in Fitchburg and Lunenburg. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and commissioned as an Army Officer in 2013. After being honorably discharged he began work at the Harvard Law School Legal Services Center. He is currently completing his Juris Doctor at Suffolk Law. He plans to advocate for transportation solutions and a transition to renewable energy.
State Representative, 31st Middlesex
Representative Day graduated from UMass Amherst and got his law degree at Georgetown University. He has been an environmental champion at the State House since his election. He’s a strong advocate for the 2050 Roadmap bill which would help Massachusetts achieve our climate change mandates.
State Representative, 3rd Bristol
Carol has dedicated her life to improving education. She has been an elementary school teacher, President of the Massachusetts Teachers Association, Director of Professional Development in the School of Education at Northeastern University, and a Taunton School Committee member. Increasing clean energy and maintaining a healthy environment are top priorities for Carol’s campaign.
State Representative, 3rd Hampshire
Representative Domb was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 2018. She has lived in Amherst for over 20 years. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Barnard College and completed graduate coursework in adult learning for a masters degree from Teachers College Columbia University. Representative Domb previously served as a member of Amherst Town Meeting, co-coordinator of the Amherst campaign to elect Elizabeth Warren to the U.S. Senate in 2012 and the Amherst organizer for the campaign to elect Maura Healey Massachusetts Attorney General in 2014. Prior to her election, she was Executive Director of the Amherst Survival Center.
State Representative, 35th Middlesex
Representative Donato entered the Massachusetts State Legislature in 2001. He has always placed public health as a top priority and is a staunch advocate for achieving 100% renewable energy and improving energy efficiency.
State Representative, 2nd Essex
Christina will advocate for increased clean energy and a roadmap to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050. She also understands the importance for fighting for environmental justice and the connections between environmental protection and public health. Her time spent leading the Merrimack River Watershed Council gives her unique experience that will help her advocate for its protection for future generations.
State Senate, Middlesex and Worcester
Senator Eldridge is a lifelong resident of Acton. He is a passionate and active community member and has spent his time in the MA State Senate focusing on civil rights issues, education, and environmental protection. He understands and values the interconnectedness of Massachusetts’ most pressing problems and works to create equitable solutions.
State Representative, 12th Suffolk
Brandy has dedicated her career to advocacy, education equity, and progressive causes. She has worked as a teacher and a public defender, allowing her to see firsthand the inequities that run through both our education and criminal justice systems. She understands the importance of community relationships and finding community based solutions. Brandy has experience working across sectors collaborating with organizations and groups and will be an effective change maker at the State House.
State Representative, 1st Essex
State Representative, 4th Worcester
Representative Higgins’s experience as both an attorney and the director of a nonprofit has given her a deep understanding of the needs of her community. She has deep roots in Leominster and comes from a long line of small business owners and civil servants. She has focused on mental health, domestic violence prevention, and improving access to higher education along with being one of our top environmental champions at the State House.
State Senate, 2nd Middlesex
Senator Patricia Jehlen was elected to the Massachusetts Senate in 2005. She is a former history teacher, graduated from Swarthmore College, received a Master’s degree from Harvard University, and completed Master’s course work in history at UMass Boston. She has served on the Somerville School Committee and is passionate about protecting our rivers and open space as well as reducing our greenhouse gas emissions.
State Representative, 20th Middlesex
Representative Jones was first elected to the Massachusetts State House of Representatives in 1994. He grew up in North Reading and attended Johns Hopkins University and the Harvard University Extension School. He has been instrumental in securing increases for the Conservation Land Tax Credit and a strong advocate for clean, efficient, renewable energy.
State Representative, 13th Essex
Sally served as a State Representative from 1991-1997. Since then she’s stayed involved in her community in Danvers by serving on the Finance Committee, the Human Rights and Inclusion Committee, as a Town Meeting Member, and more. She has a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and an MPA from the JFK School of Government at Harvard University.
State Senate, 1st Hampden and Hampshire
Senator Lesser was first elected to the Massachusetts Senate in 2014. Prior to his election he worked in the Obama White House. At the State House, he is an environmental champion advocating for increased budgets for environmental agencies and programs and improvements to home energy efficiency. He is also a strong advocate for an East-West rail system that would improve access to public transportation.
State Representative, 7th Middlesex
Representative Lewis is an ordained minister and previously founded and served as Executive Director of Out MetroWest, a nonprofit providing resources to at risk LGBTQ youth. He supports a clear roadmap to ensure Massachusetts achieves our emissions reduction requirements by 2050. He’s also a strong advocate for rooftop solar and environmental justice.
State Representative, 5th Middlesex
Representative Linsky was first elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1999. He earned his undergraduate degree from Colby College and his law degree from Boston College. He served on the Natick Conservation Commission from 1984 to 1988, and has been a member of the Bennett/Hemenway School Parent Teacher Organization, the Broadmoor Audubon Sanctuary Board, the Natick Education Foundation, and the MetroWest YMCA Board of Directors. He supports a transition to renewable energy and the preservation and maintenance of our public parks and open spaces.
State Representative, 32nd Middlesex
Representative Lipper-Garabedian was first elected to the State House in a special election in February. Since she was sworn in, her focus has been on supporting and representing her constituents through the current public health crisis along with her colleagues in the House of Representatives. She plans to support investments in Net Zero initiatives aimed at tackling greenhouse gas emissions and fossil fuel use, like electrification, and strive for stronger state-local and regional partnerships to address climate change.
State Representative, 1st Suffolk
Representative Madaro is a passionate advocate for his constituents. He understands the needs of the community and fights to move Massachusetts toward a clean, equitable future. Representative Madaro is a lifelong resident of East Boston and graduate of Tufts University. He was first elected in 2015. Rep. Madaro is focused on equitable solutions to public transportation, increasing accessible open space, and has always been a strong partner on energy efficiency.
State Representative, 14th Essex
Representative Minicucci is a strong advocate for a transition to 100% renewable energy and improving our public transit system. She is also passionate about protecting clean water resources across the Commonwealth.
State Representative, 5th Suffolk
Representative Miranda is committed to building safer, healthier, and vibrant communities that are welcoming to families. She is a lifelong resident of her district and understands and cares deeply for her constituents. She understands and works to educate her colleagues and constituents on the connections between racial equity, public health, and environmental policy.
State Representative, 17th Essex
Representative Moran was elected an At-Large Lawrence City Councilor in 2007 before being elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 2012. Along with being an environmental champion, he supports small businesses, works to address inequality issues, and fights for adequate funding for our underserved public schools.
State Senate, Plymouth and Barnstable
Susan has been chair of the Barnstable County Economic Development Council, Chair of Falmouth’s Board of Selectmen, an attorney, and a mental health and addiction treatment councilor. These roles have given her opportunities to meet and hear about the issues of residents in her community. She will be a strong advocate for clean energy solutions. She will also fight to protect coastal communities and the rest of the Commonwealth from the worst impacts of climate change.
State Representative, 18th Essex
Since her election in 2018, Representative Nguyen has been supportive of increasing the state’s environmental budget, transitioning Massachusetts to renewable energy, and investing in public transportation to make it more accessible and reduce pollution. After the 2018 Columbia Gas explosion, Representative Nguyen and the rest of the Merrimack Valley delegation worked hard to ensure gas companies are held accountable and communities are safe.
State Senate, Plymouth and Norfolk
Senator O’Connor is a lifelong resident of Weymouth and began his career in public service at the young age of 21. He has been a strong advocate for the district ever since. He knows and cares for his community, always putting an emphasis on constituent services. When re-elected, he will continue to fight to protect the Commonwealth’s environment and the citizens he represents.
State Representative, 7th Hampden
Jake is a graduate of Ludlow High School and Framingham State University. He has served on the Ludlow School Committee since 2009 and is the the Assistant Executive Officer of the Massachusetts State Universities Council of Presidents. Jake believes we should be investing in our public parks and open spaces, keeping them safe and accessible.
State Representative, 29th Middlesex
Steve shares our vision for a clean and healthy Massachusetts for future generations. His passion for renewable energy and knowledge of efficient, effective transportation systems will make him a strong advocate in the State House.
State Senate, Plymouth and Bristol
Senator Pacheco is the founding Chair of the Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change. He never fails to make energy and environmental issues his top priority and is a strong advocate for the biggest solutions that are going to prevent the worst impacts of climate change.
State Representative, 8th Norfolk
Ted is a lifelong resident of Sharon. He is a graduate of Sharon High School and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Sawyer School of Business at Suffolk University. Ted has worked in the offices of Senator Stephen M. Brewer and State Representative Louis Kafka. He plans to prioritize achieving 100% renewable energy by 2035 and adequately funding our environmental agencies and programs.
State Representative, 9th Hampden
Orlando is a lifelong resident of Springfield. He graduated high school in 2000 with a degree in carpentry and joined the United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local 336. He went on to earn an Associate Degree from Springfield Technical Community College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy from UMass Amherst, and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Westfield State University. He was elected to the City Council in 2013 and served as Council President in 2017 and 2018. His history of advocacy will make him a great representative for the people of Springfield at the State House.
State Representative, 6th Middlesex
Representative Robinson is a former Town Meeting member, a clean energy policy expert, and an advocate. She graduated from MIT with a degree in chemical engineering and has a masters degree in law. She uses her clean energy policy expertise to advocate for expanding offshore wind power and energy efficiency and growing our clean energy economy to prevent the worst impacts of climate change.
State Representative, 24th Middlesex
Representative Rogers has been a vocal advocate for advancing offshore wind and investing in our transportation system. In addition, consistently over a sustained period, he has had success in advancing the Green Budget and increased spending on environmental protection. We have been proud to work with the Representative on many issues, and have seen his commitment to standing up for what he believes and fighting for his constituents.
State Representative, 12th Worcester
Ceylan is a small business owner and a mom. She’s a very active member of her community, serving on the MetroWest Commission on the Status of Women, the Northborough Democratic Town Committee, the Northborough Junior Women’s Club, the middle school PTO, and previously as a Girl Scout leader. If elected, Ceylan will push for 100% clean energy by 2035, affordable and accessible solar panels and electric vehicles, and green jobs to help us meet our climate commitments.
State Representative, 1st Hampshire
Representative Sabadosa first got involved in politics as a campaign volunteer in high school working for the campaigns of Congressman John Olver, Senator John Kerry, and other local officials before focusing her electoral efforts on women candidates. Before being elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, she ran a translation firm specializing in legal and financial translation. She is supportive of carbon fee and rebate programs, achieving 100% renewable energy, and environmental justice.
State Representative, 37th Middlesex
Dan attended Middlesex Community College and UMass Amherst. He has spent the last six years serving as District Director for State Senator Jamie Eldridge, a dedicated environmental champion. Dan has made increasing renewable energy and improving public transit major priorities of his campaign. He also supports critical increases to the environmental budget including funding the Community Preservation Act and the Department of Environmental Protection.
State Representative, 2nd Suffolk
Damali is an At-Large Chelsea City Councilor in her third term. She’s a mom, community activist and a youth mentor, always prioritizing service to the people of Chelsea. Her campaign is focused on uniting people and uplifting communities most often left out of important conversations. Damali shares our vision for science-based and community-driven solutions that lead us to a bright, equitable future.
State Representative, 15th Norfolk
With a PhD in Systems Engineering and a history working at Synapse Energy Economics, Representative Vitolo has long been a staunch advocate for transitioning Massachusetts to equitable and renewable energy. An avid biker, he is passionate about creating a transportation system that is safe and accessible for residents using all modes of transit and decreases our greenhouse gas emissions. Being a strong environmental advocate is part of Representative Vitolo’s way of life.