"Building a fairer, greener, and more compassionate society is positive sum. That’s Jen Fries’ vision of where we need to go. The society we live in today is the product of really narrow assumptions about what is possible and whose voices are worth listening to. Jen is challenging those assumptions to build better public transit, lower carbon emissions, and stand up for people who aren’t being heard today."
"We need leaders like Jen Fries, who will be a strong decision maker and advocate in the State House. We need to change the face of leadership in Massachusetts, where fewer than 29 percent state offices are held by women. MWPC is proud to endorse and stand with Jen Fries."
"Fries works in education nonprofits. This year she’s been executive director of ACE Mentor Program Greater Boston, which focuses on after-school learning for high schoolers, and for the previous nine years led the Cambridge School Volunteers group. Her website bio cites her experience as a financial manager and educational pedigree: a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Brown University and a master’s in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School."
"When I think of a strong elected official, I think of someone with deep roots in the communities they serve, someone who has devoted their career to public service, and particularly someone who has worked to improve the lives of children and families. That’s why, when I think of the ideal state representative for the 24th Middlesex District, I think of Jen Fries."
"Fries has made transit equity a cornerstone of her campaign in the heavily commuter district, which is served by MBTA buses and Red Line trains. At a campaign kickoff at Arlington’s Kickstand Café, she shared that delays and unreliable service on the Red Line had prompted her to find a new job that did not require a Red Line ride."
"Fries is the executive director of ACE Mentor Program Greater Boston which offers an after-school program that providing students in grades 9-12 with an introduction to the design, engineering and construction disciplines. She spent more than nine years as executive director of Cambridge School Volunteers. She matriculated at Brown where she received a BA in Public Policy then obtained a Masters in Public Administration from the Kennedy School at Harvard."
"'The 24th Middlesex has been my home for 20 years, and as I crossed the district collecting signatures in February and had conversations over the phone with voters in March and April, I heard residents express many of the same hopes and frustrations that inspired me to run for office,' Fries said in an April 30 news release. 'The progressive values that guide my campaign are the values of so many Arlington, Belmont and Cambridge residents, and I will fight for them as our state rep.'"
"Jennifer Fries, a Democratic state House candidate who is running in the 24th Middlesex District, said that 'in any normal year, this would be the lowest barrier' to meet. In this election cycle, however, she said 'it’s going to be down the wire.'"
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