2020 PM Legislative Endorsements

The basics for getting prepared for the next couple months:

But beyond just being registered, we want you to be informed. Read questionnaires from candidates running for State Legislature across the state here.




Hampden District: Adam Gomez


Adam Gomez is the Vice President of the Springfield City Council, where he serves as chair of Economic Development. He is running to build a community where everyone has a good-paying job they can get to, where everyone has a home in a safe and healthy neighborhood, and where everyone sends their children to a world-class school. 

Learn more at https://www.electadamgomez.com/.

Where's the District: Parts of Chicopee, Springfield, and West Springfield

Norfolk, Bristol & Middlesex: Becca Rausch


Becca Rausch is a first-term senator and a progressive champion. We endorsed Becca in 2018, and she's been one of our strongest allies in the Senate, with a perfect score on our 2019 scorecard. She’s been a tireless fighter for health equity, civil rights, and strengthening our democracy, and we need more senators like her.

Learn more at https://www.beccarausch.com/.

Where's the District?: All or parts of Attleboro, Franklin, Millis, Natick, Needham, Norfolk, North Attelborough, Plainville, Sherborn, Wayland, Wellesley, and Wrentham


Norfolk, Bristol & Plymouth: Jarred Rose


Jarred Rose is a Town Meeting Member in Stoughton, a member of the Stoughton Cultural Council, and a former policy adviser in the MA Senate. He is running to fight for a Massachusetts Green New Deal, affordable housing for all income levels, and a more equitable and inclusive commonwealth.

Learn more at https://www.jarredrose.com/.

Where's the District?: All or parts of Avon, Braintree, Canton, East Bridgewater, Easton, Milton, Randolph, Sharon, Stoughton, and West Bridgewater

Plymouth & Norfolk: Meg Wheeler


Meg Wheeler is the founder of One for Women, an online community and marketplace devoted to connecting and empowering women. She is running to fight for universal child care, a more aggressive response to climate change, and an economy that works for all, not just those on the top.

Learn more at https://www.megwheeler.com/.

Where's the District?: Cohasset, Duxbury, Hingham, Hull, Marshfield, Norwell, Scituate, and Weymouth



14th Bristol: Adam Scanlon

About the District: Precinct B of ward 3, of Attleboro, precincts 1 and 5, of Mansfield, North Attleborough


Adam Scanlon is a a former School Committee member and current Town Councilor in North Attleborough. He's running to fight for progressive taxation, a more assertive response to climate change, and open and accountable state government.

Learn more at https://www.scanlonforstaterepma.com/.

1st Essex: Amber Hewett

About the District: Amesbury, Newburport, and Salisbury


Amber Hewett is an environmental advocate who has advanced offshore wind policy in a number of states at the National Wildlife Federation. She’s ready to continue the fight for bold policies to mitigate climate change and address the intersectionality of the climate crisis with inequality and systemic racism.

Learn more at https://www.amberhewett.com/.


2nd Essex: Christina Eckert

About the District: Precincts 2 and 3 of Boxford, Georgetown, Groveland, precinct 3 of ward 4 and precinct 3 of ward 7, of Haverhill, and Merrimac, Newbury, and West Newbury


Christina Eckert is a community advocate who has worked for Merrimack River Watershed Council, Masconomet Education Foundation, and the Community Giving Tree. She is running to fight for environmental protection and housing security and address the district’s status as public transit desert.

Learn more at https://www.eckertforrep.com/.


9th Hampden: Orlando Ramos

About the District: Chicopee: Ward 5: Precinct A; Springfield: Ward 2: Precincts A, B, C, D, F, G, Ward 5: Precincts C, D, G, H, Ward 7: Precincts F, H, Ward 8: Precincts A, B, D, H


Orlando Ramos is the chair of the Public Safety Committee of the Springfield City Council, where he has spearheaded the passage of one of the first ordinances to ban facial surveillance technology. He is running to continue the fight for police accountability and to ensure that cities like Springfield aren't left behind, especially when it comes to equitable education funding.

Learn more at https://voteorlandoramos.com/.

17th Essex: Marianela Rivera

About the District: Precincts 2, 3 and 4, of Andover, precincts 1, 2 and 3, of ward C, ward D, and precinct 1 of ward E, of Lawrence, and precinct 2 in Methuen


Marianela Rivera is a special education professional, Coordinator of the Greater Lawrence Education Justice Alliance, and the Vice Chair of the Lawrence School Committee, where she has fought for greater equity and community empowerment. She is running to fight for equity and justice in education, health care, and our response to climate change.

Learn more at https://www.riveraforstaterep.com/.

13th Middlesex: Carmine Gentile

About the District: Precinct 3 in Framingham, ward 1, precinct 2 of ward 2, and precinct 1 of ward 7 in Marlborough, Sudbury, precincts 1, 2 and 3 of Wayland


Carmine Gentile is running for his fourth term in office. Since taking office in 2015, he has been a stalwart advocate for education funding, campaign finance reform, and environmental protection, and he was one of the few progressive legislators willing to stand up for transparency in the Legislature at the start of this session.

Learn more at http://www.carminegentile.com/.

17th Middlesex: Lisa Arnold

About the District: Precinct 4, of Chelmsford, ward 1, precinct 3 of ward 2, precincts 2 and 3 of ward 4, and wards 10 and 11, of Lowell


Lisa Arnold is a quality systems manager, founding member of Solidarity Lowell, and member of the Lowell Bike Coalition. She is running to fight for increased access to care for mental health, bold and immediate climate action, improved public transportation, and solutions to the affordable housing crisis.

Learn more at https://lisaforstaterep.com/.

27th Middlesex: Erika Uyterhoeven

About the District: Precincts 2 and 3 of ward 2, and wards 3, 5 and 6, of Somerville


Erika Uyterhoeven is an antitrust economist, organizer, and the founder of Act on Mass, where she has worked to activate grassroots organizers and voters to hold the Massachusetts State House accountable on progressive issues. She is running to fight for progressive revenue, a Massachusetts Green New Deal, and increasing investments in public schools and public housing.

Learn more at https://www.electerika.com/.

29th Middlesex: Steve Owens

About the District: Ward 9, precinct 3 of ward 10, and precinct 2 of ward 11, of Cambridge, and precincts 1–9, of Watertown


Steve Owens is a community activist, member of the Watertown Transportation Task Force, and transportation consultant, helping public sector clients use data-driven analysis to develop freight transportation plans. He is running to fight for bold action to reduce the impact of climate change, greater investment in public transit, and expanded access to sustainable and affordable housing.

Learn more at https://votesteveowens.com/.

8th Norfolk: Andrew Flowers

About the District: Precinct 4, of Mansfield; Sharon, precincts 2, 3, 4 and 6, of Stoughton; and precincts 3 and 4, of Walpole


Andrew Flowers is an economist and the chair of Walpole’s affordable housing committee. He is running to fight for greater investments in public transit, make Massachusetts a more welcoming state for all, and strengthen democracy in the State House and the state as a whole.

Learn more at https://andrewflowers.com/.


2nd Suffolk: Damali Vidot

About the District: Ward 2 (Charlestown), of Boston, and Wards 1 and 2, precincts 1 and 3 of ward 3, and precincts 1 and 4 of ward 4, of Chelsea


Damali Vidot is a community activist, youth mentor, and Chelsea City Councilor. She has fought for affordable housing, environmental justice, community empowerment, transit equity, and a more equitable economy in her role on the City Council and is running to continue that fight in the Massachusetts State House.

Learn more at https://www.votedamali.org/.

14th Suffolk: Gretchen Van Ness

About the District: Precincts 9–20, 22 and 23 of ward 18, precincts 3, 8 and 9 of ward 20, of Boston


Gretchen Van Ness is a civil rights lawyer who has litigated and advocated against all forms of discrimination and recently served as General Counsel and Legislative Director for progressive State Senator Becca Rausch. She is running to fight for an accelerated transition to an equitable green economy, fully funding our public schools, and health care as a human right.

Learn more at https://www.gretchenvanness.org/.


16th Suffolk: Joe Gravellese

About the District: Precincts 3 and 10, of Saugus; Precincts 2 and 4 of ward 3, precincts 2 and 3 of ward 4, of Chelsea; precinct 3 of ward 1, precinct 1 of ward 3, ward 4, precincts 1 and 2 of ward 5, and ward 6, of Revere


Joe Gravellese is former legislative director and mayoral aide and has the hands-on experience of crafting policy. He’s running for office in order to fight for greater investment in public transit, solutions to our affordable housing crisis, and an accelerated transition to 100% renewable energy.

Learn more at https://www.joegrav.com/.


17th Suffolk: Jordan Meehan

About the District: Precincts 3, 5–12 and 15 of ward 21, and precincts 2, 3, 6, 9 and 10 in ward 22, of Boston (Allston/Brighton)


Jordan Meehan is a lawyer, environmental activist, and the Policy Coordinator for the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth, where he advocates for policies to help homeless youth, reform our juvenile justice system, and build safe and supportive school environments. He is running to fight for housing justice, transit equity, and a Green New Deal for Massachusetts.

Learn more at https://www.jordanforma.com/.

12th Worcester: Ceylan Rowe

About the District: Berlin, Boylston, Clinton, Lancaster, precincts 2 and 4 of Northborough, and precinct 2 of Sterling


Ceylan Rowe is a small business owner, community activist, and Commissioner on the MetroWest Commission on the Status of Women, where she has fought for legislation to support women and girls. She is running to fight for bold solutions on climate, local economic development, gender equity, and educational opportunity for all.

Learn more at https://www.roweforrep.com/.




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