A Progressive Plan for Massachusetts
No matter the results in Washington we can do better in Massachusetts. We have fallen behind many other states on passing proactive solutions to today’s issues. We need to add support to the great progressive leaders we already have in the State House. We can push for solutions that will address the challenges of today, and prepare for the opportunities of the future.
An Active & Dedicated Member of Our Community
Brendan is a lifelong resident of Mansfield and is the oldest of 4 children to middle class parents. Brendan worked in the community with the youth sports organizations. He worked the Flag Football fields in the Fall, the Basketball courts in the Winter and the Baseball Snack Shack in the Spring. After graduating from Mansfield High School, Brendan went to the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. to study Architecture.
While at CUA, Brendan became more active politically during the 2012 election. Brendan volunteered for Joe Kennedy’s first campaign for Congress and did phone banking for Elizabeth Warren’s first Senate race. Brendan recognized that politics is not just for lawyers and people who have a longer life experience. Young people from diverse backgrounds and different areas of expertise all need to participate to work for what can be achieved now and to work towards our goals for the future.
Since finishing college, Brendan has been working on those beliefs by being active within the Mansfield Democratic Town Committee, serving as Vice-Chair and with the Young Democrats of Massachusetts, serving as a Chapter Chair. He has worked with multiple activists locally to get more young people active within their communities and with campaigns. He volunteered for multiple local campaigns from special elections to general elections, including for State Senator Paul Feeney and State Rep. Jim Hawkins. Brendan has been a consistent attendee of Town Meetings and recently served on the Master Plan Committee for Mansfield.
Why am I Running?
Brendan is running for State Representative because we have a state legislature that is slow to address the challenges of today and fails to plan for the opportunities of tomorrow. We need a representative who reflects the changes of the district and will work to address the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities we have in Massachusetts.
With a background in architecture and design, Brendan brings a unique perspective to the State Legislature that is not currently there. In architecture for good design you need to be able to connect different parts into a larger plan and to connect your project into the existing fabric that surrounds it. Brendan has to work at multiple scales from the smallest details to multiple building site plans. This allows him to view challenges and solutions through different lenses and to come at challenges from different angles. With this perspective to view the challenges we face and the passion to find solutions:
On The Issues
What Brendan is fighting for
We can make the MBTA affordable, reliable, and safe
We can deal with the effects of climate change, and prevent further destruction of the environment
We can make sure recent graduates are able to begin their post education lives after spending thousands of dollars for schooling