Eric Lesser

Key Facts

Party Democrat
Status Challenger

Background

Eric Lesser grew up in Longmeadow, MA and graduated from Longmeadow High School. In 2007, he earned his bachelor’s degree in government at Harvard College and has a law degree from Harvard Law School. Eric ran for Senate for the first time in 2014. Some of the main focuses of his campaign included combating the opioid crisis, creating high-tech manufacturing employment, and advocating for a high-speed passenger train connecting Pittsfield, Springfield, and Boston.

Key Issues

Economic Development

Lesser is committed to creating high-tech manufacturing employment and since his first days in office has been committed to creating a high-speed passenger train connecting Pittsfield, Springfield, and Boston to connect the Commonwealth. He is Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Economic Development & Emerging Technologies.

Cybersecurity

Lesser is part of the Joint Committee on Advanced Information Technology, the Internet and Cybersecurity and is an advocate for the act to establish the Massachusetts open data standard.  

Healthcare

Eric Lesser has advocated for improved access to healthcare for all. In addition to the many bills filed and supported by Lesser regarding public health and health education, he has also advocated for easier access to emergency insulin, prescription opioid abuse prevention education, and lowering the cost of prescription drugs.

Endorsements

Walker, Sheila

Bhatia, Sonal

1199 Seiu United Health Care Workers

Grossman, Steven

Rubin, Robert E

Solomont, Alan D

Keroack, Mark

Wernick, Carol

Troderman, Diane

Scott, Mary Ellen

Sources

Ballotpedia

Candidate Website

MA Legislature