Maura Healey’s game-changing contributions at the helm of two prominent divisions of the attorney general’s office – the Business & Labor and Public Protection & Advocacy Bureaus ─ helped make the office a state and national powerhouse. Healey was the architect of the of the Commonwealth’s landmark challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act and led the winning argument of the nation’s first lawsuit striking it down. She and her team filed briefs in the Supreme Court marriage equality cases that declared DOMA unconstitutional and overturned California’s marriage ban and was instrumental in securing statewide non-discrimination protections in Massachusetts for transgender people in employment, housing, education, credit and hate crimes. She has worked extensively to combat bullying in the Commonwealth’s schools, to train law enforcement on best practices in preventing hate crimes, and to ensure women continue to have access to services vital to their reproductive health, and she has championed legal cases involving fair lending and housing practices. In helping to create and lead the state’s first-ever HomeCorps program, she provided assistance to the state’s military service members and veterans and assisted families facing foreclosures. Healey also worked as a litigator for a prominent Boston law firm and was a Special Assistant District Attorney in the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.
Dan Hunt has spent his career working on behalf of the people of Massachusetts, with a focus on the Dorchester neighborhood where he grew up and still lives today. An attorney experienced in public policy and the legislative process, Dan has been to every corner of the Commonwealth advocating for parks, implementing economic development initiatives, and strategizing with local groups and civic leaders to improve our quality of life.
Dan is looking to continue the proud tradition of strong legislative leadership at the State House representing the 13th Suffolk District. With his legal background and extensive experience at the State House, he is ready to lead our community forward and get results for our neighborhoods and local residents.
Lewis is the progressive Democrat running to replace Katherine Clark in the 5th Middlesex State Senate District. He currently serves as state representative for the 31st Middlesex District, including Stoneham and Winchester. Lewis is the vice-chair of the Joint Committee on Public Health, and co-founded the legislature's Prevention for Health Caucus. He has led efforts in the legislature to improve the quality of healthcare for all and to ensure that all public schools receive adequate and equitable funding.
Lewis attended public schools, and received his undergraduate degree and MBA from Harvard. He and his wife Susan, a middle school science teacher, are the proud parents of two daughters, Sophie and Jessie. Before Lewis was elected state representative, he helped build two successful software companies, which created hundreds of high-tech, good-paying jobs.
Jason won the State Primary on March 4.
The General Election is on Tuesday, April 1.