Democracy for America Endorses Jason Lewis for Massachusetts State Representative

Released: Monday, September 22, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT, our nations largestprogressive political action community, has endorsed Jason Lewis campaign forMassachusetts State Representative, 31st Middlesex District.

Jason Lewis is a dynamic thinker with the skills and plan to get the jobdone for his constituents, said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. Jason Lewisbrings a lifetime of experience to the table that is needed in the House ofRepresentatives.

Jason Lewis earned an economics degree from Harvard College. He worked for a global consulting company before earning hisMBA degree from Harvard Business School. From there, Jason launched a successfulcareer helping build local technology companies.

Jason and his wife Susan settled in Winchester in 1998, where they are raising their two daughters,Sophie, age 9, and Jessie, age 5, who are enrolled in public school.Susan is a producer for WGBH and serves on the Boards of the WinchesterMulticultural Network and League of Women Voters.

Democracy for America is a key endorsement in this race, bringingdonations from progressives and providing volunteers to participate indoor-to-door, grassroots outreach. DFA has helped elect over 550progressives to office from Governor Deval Patrick in Massachusetts to Rep. Donna Edwards in Marylands 4th Congressional District.

"I am thrilled and honored to receive Democracy for America'sendorsement because they have consistently fought for fiscal responsibility ingovernment and they share Winchester and Stoneham's values, said JasonLewis. DFA has done fantastic work getting citizens to check backinto their government and participate fully in our civic life. Ourcampaign has always focused on that type of grassroots effort.

Jason Lewis wont just talk about education and health care reform; hellget it done. Hell be a fighter for working families to make sureeducational opportunities and access to quality health care is there foreveryone, said Arshad Hasan, Executive Director of DFA. JasonLewis knows there is an important role for state government to play insupporting local communities and he has the wisdom and vision to make it happen.


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