Dear Neighbor,

I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve the people of Medford, Somerville, Winchester, and Cambridge as state senator.

This website is one of many ways I try to stay in touch.

Of course, you’re also welcome to call, email, or visit my staff and me at the State House, or make an appointment to get together in the district.

Latest News

Jul 12 2018 Bill would let Massachusetts candidates use campaign funds for child care
MassLive
By Shira Schoenberg sschoenberg@repub.com   A dad running for U.S. Senate can use his campaign fund to pay for child care expenses. A mom running for state Senate in Massachusetts cannot.   But a bill pending in the Massachusetts Legislature would allow...
Jul 12 2018 Mass. political candidates can expense a tuxedo, but not child care. That needs to change
Boston Globe
By Shirley Leung GLOBE STAFF  JULY 12, 2018 As a single mom running for office, Lee Erica Palmer racked up thousands of dollars in baby sitter bills, but she could not tap any campaign funds to defray the cost. She probably would have been fine with that...
Jul 12 2018 Press Release: Senate Passes Archaic Language Bill Addressing Persons with Disabilities
BOSTON - The Massachusetts Senate today passed S.2594, An Act eliminating archaic language pertaining to individuals with disabilities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts¸ filed by Senator Pat Jehlen (D-Somerville).   The bill updates the language used for...
Jul 12 2018 Press Release: Massachusetts Senate Passes Automatic Voter Registration
BOSTON – Today, the Massachusetts Senate passed H.4671, An Act automatically registering eligible voters and enhancing safeguards against fraud.   “Voting amplifies our voices, giving us a way to both inform policy and express how it will impact...