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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Representative Jacob R. Oliveira Served 2021 - 2022 Democrat - 7th Hampden

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State House

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(413) 206-6524

Jake Oliveira is a fourth generation Ludlow resident. He is the great-grandson of immigrants from Portugal and Poland. Active in his community for nearly two decades, Jake was elected as a Ludlow precinct member at the age of 18 and to the Ludlow School Committee at the age of 22 where he served for 12 years. Through his work on the school committee, Jake was elected as the youngest President of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees in 2016. In addition, he served as a member of the National School Boards Association Board of Directors and a board member of the Lower Pioneer Valley Collaborative that oversees vocational/technical education for Ludlow students.
Prior to being elected to the Massachusetts House, Jake worked for over a decade in government relations for the nine Massachusetts State Universities. Earlier in his career he worked at as Legislative Director for State Representative Michael Rodrigues. 
Jake is proud alumnus of Framingham State University where he served three years as a member of the university's Board of Trustees. He was awarded Business West's 40 Under 40 distinction in 2019.

Personal Information



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Education & Public Service

  • Framingham State University, BA 08
  • Ludlow Public Schools 04
  • State Representative 2021-present
  • Ludlow School Committee 2009-2021
  • Representative Town Meeting Member (Precinct 1) 2005-2009
  • Chair, Ludlow Democratic Town Committee 2008-present
  • President, Massachusetts Association of School Committees 2016
  • Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative Board of Directors (Career & Technical Education) 2010-2021
  • Member, Governor's Local Government Advisory Committee 2013-2017
  • Member, Framingham State University Board of Trustees 2005-2008