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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Representative Jennifer E. Benson Democrat - 37th Middlesex

Photo of  Jennifer E. Benson
  Jennifer.Benson@mahouse.gov

State House

24 Beacon St.
Room 22
Boston, MA, 02133
Phone:
617-722-2140
Fax:
617-722-2813

Jen was elected to represent the Massachusetts 37th Middlesex District on November 4th, 2008. She took office on January 7th, 2009. She was first elected to public office as a member of the Lunenburg School Committee in 2003. She served for over five years on the committee and became the elected Chair. As a state representative, Jen has served as the only freshman member on the Joint Committee on Education and the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.

Jen has been married to Brent Benson since 1993. They have 3 children, Hannah, 16, Maya, 14 and Noah, 10, who all attend the Lunenburg Public Schools. She grew up in Rochester, NH and graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a BA in Art History.

Personal Information

Profession:

Legislator

Spouse:

Brent Benson

Children:

3

Pets:

Siri, a black Goldendoodle

Interests:
  • hiking, camping, spending time with my family

Career Highlights

  • Enactment of the Utility Accountability Bill (December 2009)
  • Serving on the Education Committee and working on Education Reform 2010

Education & Public Service

  • Florida Atlantic University, BA in Art History, 1995
  • Lunenburg School Committee: 2003-2008; Chair May 2007 to November 2008
  • Lunenburg Democratic Town Committee; current member; Chair 2003 to 2007