MTA-recommended candidates for state senate and state representative

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MTA is recommending the following candidates in upcoming special elections on Tuesday, April 1.

Jason Lewis for State Senate

State Representative Jason Lewis, D-Winchester, for the Fifth District Middlesex State Senate seat formerly held by U.S. Representative Katherine Clark. (In December, Clark won the Fifth Congressional District House seat formerly held by U.S. Senator Edward Markey). As a state representative, Lewis has been a leader in the fight for adequate funding and resources for public schools, colleges and universities. The Fifth Middlesex District includes Malden, Melrose, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield and Precincts 1-3 and 8 in Winchester.

John Velis for State Representative

John Velis, D-Westfield, for the Fourth Hampden District state representative seat formerly held by state Senator Donald Humason. (In November 2013, Humason was elected to replace former state Senator Michael Knapik when Knapik resigned to take a position at Westfield State University.) Velis is an attorney, veteran and captain in the U.S. Army Reserve who will be a strong voice for public education. The Fourth Hampden District represents Westfield.

RoseLee Vincent for State Representative  

RoseLee Vincent, D-Revere, for the 16th Suffolk District seat held by former state Representative Kathi-Anne Reinstein when she resigned to take a job in the private sector. Vincent is a lifelong Revere resident who served as chief of staff to Reinstein and Reinstein's father, who previously held the seat. She is a graduate of and volunteer in the Revere Public Schools. She has been a community activist for more than 40 years, giving time to a variety of causes, including the Revere Parent Teacher Association. The 16th Suffolk District includes Chelsea, Ward 3 Precincts 2 and 4; Ward 4 Precincts 2 and 3; Revere, Ward 1 Precinct 3; Ward 3 Precinct 1; Ward 4; Ward 5 Precincts 1 and 2; Ward 6; and Saugus, Precincts 3 and 10.

For more information on how members can support these candidates, please visit the MTA elections page. Click here to find the location of your polling place.