David LeBoeuf is a lifelong Worcester resident and proud graduate of the district’s public schools. His background — as a small business advisor, family advocate for survivors of domestic violence, and community leader committed to boosting access to healthcare and affordable housing — informs his ongoing fight for the causes that matter most to our communities. As our state representative, David is delivering for our district and working to build a Commonwealth that works for everyone.
David showed an interest in public service, advocacy, and local government from a young age. While in high school, he organized his classmates to make the case for increased school funding at Worcester City Council meetings and was selected for the U.S. Senate Youth Program. While he was in college, he filmed meetings of the Worcester School Committee for local government access television (Channel 12) and covered the Cambridge City Council for the Harvard Crimson. David also interned with the Worcester District Office of Congressman Jim McGovern and the Consumer Advocacy and Response and Fair Labor Divisions of the Attorney General’s Central Massachusetts Office. He was awarded the Presidential Public Service Fellowship and ultimately wrote his senior thesis on political participation among Worcester’s Liberian and Vietnamese communities.
In 2014, David was asked to implement an outreach program for the Massachusetts Health Connector to educate residents on how to access quality health insurance. His team went door to door and reached the most consumers of all those involved in the project statewide. David later served on the board of the Latin American Health Alliance (Hector Reyes House), which offers substance use recovery services for Latinos.
At the end of 2015, David joined the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC), a national not-for-profit research and advisory organization and the leading authority on inner city economies and the businesses that thrive there. As an urban business initiatives associate, David’s primary focus was implementing the outreach, application, and selection process for a public-private partnership aimed at increasing opportunities for small businesses in underserved communities. In particular, he championed an increase in the participation of veteran-owned and women-owned businesses in the program. While working at ICIC, David was also invited to San Juan to speak at a roundtable with Puerto Rico’s Resident Commissioner to address the economic crisis on the island.
David’s work in small business advising took him around the state and across the country. As a state legislator, his depth of experience and breadth of understanding has given him an edge in examining complex issues to determine how best to support the success of small businesses and protect the rights of consumers.