|Preceded by Steven Tolman|
Name Will Brownsberger
Political party Democratic Party
|Born March 21, 1957 (age 58)
Watertown, Massachusetts (1957-03-21) |
Alma mater Harvard College, Harvard Law School
Residence Belmont, Massachusetts, United States
Education Harvard Law School, Harvard College
Will brownsberger splitting the difference on the budget
William N. Brownsberger (born March 21, 1957) is an American state legislator who serves in the Massachusetts Senate representing the Second Suffolk and Middlesex District which includes his hometown of Belmont, as well as Watertown, and parts of Allston, Brighton, Fenway-Kenmore, and Back Bay which are neighborhoods of Boston. From 2007 to 2012 he was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He was a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 2013 special election to succeed Ed Markey in the U.S. House of Representatives.
- Will brownsberger splitting the difference on the budget
- Early life and education
- Political biography
- Congressional campaign
Early life and education
Brownsberger was born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Watertown, Massachusetts. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Harvard College in 1978 and then went on to obtain his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 1983.
A member of the Democratic Party, he ran uncontested in a January 2012 special election to replace Steven Tolman in the Massachusetts Senate, having won a crowded Democratic primary. He was sworn in on January 24, 2012. He was then re-elected in November 2012 to a 2-year term to the 188th General Court, with redistricting that removed areas of Cambridge and added more of Boston. Prior to his election to the Senate, he served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives since 2007 representing the 24th Middlesex district. Before that, he served three terms as a Belmont Selectman and as Massachusetts Assistant Attorney General for six years. He is a full-time legislator, with a career that spans law, business, and public service. A full profile of Senator Brownsberger's professional and civic experience can be viewed at his website. He was endorsed by the Democratic Socialists of America when he ran for re-election to the State House in 2010.
His Senate profile including the Bills and Laws he has sponsored and co-sponsored can be viewed at the Massachusetts General Court website.
Senator Brownsberger serves as:
His legislative priorities include justice and human rights, transparency in government, financial responsibility, environmental responsibility, education innovation, and transportation.
Brownsberger ran unsuccessfully in the 2013 special election to succeed U.S. Representative Ed Markey, who resigned in June 2013 to take a seat in the U.S. Senate. Brownsberger's congressional candidate website can be viewed at WB4Congress.com.
Brownsberger was born and raised in Watertown and currently resides in Belmont, Massachusetts and is married with three daughters. He is also a marathoner, triathlete, and avid cyclist.