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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Representative Paul R. Heroux Served 1993 - 2018 Democrat - 2nd Bristol

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State House

24 Beacon St.
Room 540
Boston, MA, 02133

District Office


Paul is an advocate for the advancement of evidence-based government with a particular focus on crime prevention strategies; outcome evaluations on government programs that make use of a control group; housing and assistance for people living in homelessness; and decreasing the stigma associated with mental illness. Paul’s experience prior to becoming an elected official includes working in prison and jail administration, working at a national security think tank, working in the Middle East, and working with 5-12 year old children for seven years. Paul is a frequent guest on Russia Today International discussing Iran and the greater Middle East. He is a prolific writer and has published over 300 public policy columns, including writing for the the Huffington Post about policy on gun violence, sex offenders, prison policy, the Middle East, and mental illness.

Personal Information

Career Highlights

  • Director of Research and Planning, Massachusetts Department of Correction
  • Special Assistant to the Commissioner, Philadelphia Prison System
  • Research Analyst, Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies;
  • TEFL Instructor, Al Rajhi, Saudi Arabia; Assistant Camp Director, Attleboro YMCA

Education & Public Service

  • Harvard University School of Government - Master's in Public Administration
  • London School of Economics - Master's in International Relations
  • University of Pennsylvania - Master's in Criminology
  • University of Southern California - Bachelor's in Psychology & Minor in Neuroscience
  • MA House of Representatives (2013-present)