State Senator Lesser announces run for Lt. Governor

Jan 4, 2022

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State Senator Eric Lesser announced this morning that he is running for Lt. Governor.  The Longmeadow Democrat called into Talk of the Commonwealth moments after the announcement on Twitter.  He is a strong proponent of increasing rail service in the Bay State especially between Boston, Worcester, Springfield and Pittsfield.

Senator Lesser also spoke with TOTC about how expensive it is for families to live in Massachusetts and how he would work to ensure more economic equality.  He stated his main job as Lt. Gov. would be to support the Governor.  Lesser was clear in his comments that he felt the next Governor of MA will be a woman.



(From his website) – Eric P. Lesser was elected to the Massachusetts Senate on November 4, 2014. He represents nine communities in the First Hampden & Hampshire District, proudly serving Western Massachusetts in his fourth term in the State Senate. Senator Lesser has fought for expanded passenger rail service since his first days in office.

Prior to becoming a state Senator, Lesser worked in the Obama White House, first as Special Assistant to Senior Adviser David Axelrod, and later as Director of Strategic Planning for the White House Council of Economic Advisers. He began as a young aide on President Obama’s historic 2008 presidential campaign, traveling to 47 states and six countries with then-Senator Obama and his senior team.

Mr. Lesser has a law degree from Harvard Law School, a bachelor’s degree in government from Harvard College, and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar and Federal District of Massachusetts Bar.

Lesser lives in Longmeadow with his wife, Alison, and three children Rose, Nora, and David.


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