First Hampden and Hampshire
Mass Alliance congratulates Eric Lesser on winning re-election to the Senate in the First Hampden & Hampshire District. Eric was elected to the Massachusetts Senate on November 4, 2014.
Lesser has quickly earned a reputation as one of the hardest working public servants in the Commonwealth. During his first year in office, Lesser passed significant new laws related to substance abuse treatment and prevention, job training, and promotion of tourism and the arts. Lesser’s legislative agenda focuses on the fight for greater economic opportunity and quality of life for Western Massachusetts, with initiatives around high-speed rail, a high-tech economy, job training, and innovation in government. Elected at the age of 29, Lesser also spearheads the Senate’s agenda on millennial issues, including technology policy, student debt, and greater youth engagement in public affairs.
Lesser holds several leadership positions in the Legislature. He is Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts & Cultural Development, Senate Vice-Chair of the Joint Committee on Financial Services, and Senate Chair of the Joint Legislative Manufacturing Caucus.
Year Endorsed: 2016