State Senator Jason Lewis proudly represents the people of the Fifth Middlesex District of Massachusetts, which includes the cities and towns of Malden, Melrose, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield, and parts of Winchester. He has been a leader in shaping public policy on a range of issues important to his district, region and the state, including healthcare, education, and economic opportunity for all.
Senator Lewis was elected to the State Senate in 2014 following five years serving in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. As the Assistant Majority Whip, he is part of the leadership team that sets the agenda and policy priorities for the Senate. He also serves as the Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Public Health and the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development. He is a member of the Joint Committee on Education, Joint Committee on Healthcare Financing, Joint Committee on Election Laws, Joint Committee on Marijuana Policy, and the Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change. He also co-founded and co-chairs the legislature’s Prevention for Health Caucus.
Senator Lewis believes healthcare is a human right and he has led efforts to improve the quality of care and contain healthcare costs by focusing on prevention and public health. He has championed reforms to the state’s education financing system in order to ensure that all children have access to a high-quality public education. And he has been a forceful advocate for increasing economic opportunity and fairness for poor and working families.