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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Representative Dylan A. Fernandes Democrat - Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket

Representative Dylan Fernandes has served Falmouth, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket in the legislature since 2017 where he has focused on combating climate change, advancing affordable housing, and addressing the opioid and heroin epidemic. He serves as the Vice Chair of the Committee on Tourism, Arts & Cultural Development, and has seats on the Committee on Ways and Means, the Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities & Energy, and the Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change.

A strong believer in addressing inequality, Rep. Fernandes got his start in politics as an organizer for Elizabeth Warren in 2012. He served as Maura Healey’s political director on her campaign for Attorney General and worked in the Attorney General’s Office fighting discrimination in the Civil Rights Division and later serving as digital director for the office.

A fourth generation Cape & Islands resident and the son of two small business owners, his great grandparents immigrated to the United States from the Azores before settling in Falmouth to work as strawberry farmers. Fernandes received his bachelor's degree with a double major in Economics and Political Science from the College of Charleston and he is a Master’s of Public Administration student at Harvard where he is a Rappaport Scholar.