Meet the Staff

Matthew Hartman
Chief of Staff

Matt joined Senator Jehlen’s staff in January of 2016 as Chief of Staff, having previously worked for Senator Ken Donnelly of Arlington. A former long-term resident of Somerville with continuing ties to the community, Matt has participated in many local civic activities. He oversees the day-to-day operations of Sen. Jehlen’s office...

Rachel Clinton
Constituent Services Director

Rachel Clinton started working for Senator Jehlen’s office in November of 2019 as a Constituent Services Director. She graduated from Western New England University in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology. During her time there she interned with the Springfield County Court House as a Victim...

Victoria Halal
Senior Policy Director, Elder Affairs and Education

As Senior Policy Director for Elder Affairs and Education, Vicki assists Senator Jehlen with managing legislation that comes before the Joint Committee on Elder Affairs and  the Joint Committee on Education. Additionally, she works on informational events in the district related to these policy areas, meets with constituents and advocates...

Mark Martinez
Policy and Budget Advisor

Mark joined Senator Jehlen’s staff in December 2018 as a Policy and Budget Advisor. Mark grew up in Western Mass and has worked on policy on the national and state level. Mark received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Western New England University and his Law Degree from Northeastern University. While completing his...

Zoe Iacovino
Communication Director

Zoe started as Senator Jehlen’s Constituent Services Director in June 2017 and since September 2019 serves as her Communications Director. Born and raised in Somerville, Zoe is excited to be serving the community she grew up in. She is a graduate of Somerville High and Wellesley College, where she earned a BA in Political Science. During...