The 2018 Election
2018 has been one of the most successful years for the Blue Lab ever!
All of our clients who made it through their Primary won in the General Election.
We helped to get three women elected to the state legislature, all of whom were first-time candidates. We also helped to get the first Korean-American and Vietnamese-American elected to the State Legislature.
We helped Tram Nguyen oust one of the most conservative representatives in the state, flipping an important seat from red to blue.
We knocked on thousands of doors and made thousands of phone calls across the state on behalf of our clients. We helped to design graphics, write press releases, promote fundraisers and events, and manage social media accounts.
Tram Nguyen for 18th Essex District State Representative
Tram T. Nguyen was elected State Representative of Massachusetts 18th Essex District, representing parts of Andover, Boxford, North Andover, and Tewksbury. As a legal aid attorney, Tram has fought for the most vulnerable people of Massachusetts, including seniors, veterans, people with disability, and survivors of domestic violence. She has also been a legislative advocate for policies and programs that provide better support for working families. Her background and experience as a tireless advocate make her uniquely qualified to represent her community in the state legislature.
Liz Miranda for 5th Suffolk District State Representative
A first generation Cape Verdean-American and lifelong Roxbury resident, Liz has spent her entire life in the district. She is a Wellesley College alumna and proud graduate of the John D O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science. She has had a long career in both Community and Youth Development which began as a teen living in the Dudley Street Neighborhood. Liz has infused social innovation in philanthropic and community change practices to activate and amplify community voices.
Eileen Duff for Governor's Council
Governor's Councilor Eileen Duff was elected for reelection in the Governor’s Council (GC). The Governor’s Councillor ensures that all Massachusetts Justices are qualified, independent and committed to the rights and protections of all residents of the Commonwealth. Duff was elected to the position in 2013 and has since devoted her time in public office to ensuring that there is a level playing field for all judicial applicants and fair trials for ordinary citizens.
Jim Hawkins for Second Bristol District State Representative
Jim was first elected to the House of Representatives in the 2nd Bristol District in a special election in April 2018. Previously, Jim served as the Senate District Coordinator for the Massachusetts Teacher’s Association and currently sits on the following committees: Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy, Community Development and Small Businesses, and Tourism, Arts, and Cultural Development. With his experience both in public service and as a small business owner in Attleboro, he has the background and skills needed to be an effective advocate for the people of Attleboro.
Maria Robinson for 6th Middlesex District State Representative
Maria Robinson was elected State Representative in the 6th Middlesex District. Maria is a clean energy policy expert and advocate, spending the last decade helping state policymakers and public officials across the country to address climate change. The mother of two children adopted from foster care, Maria focuses on creating safe environments for our children to learn and grow, as well as developing career opportunities for them within the Commonwealth. Maria is the child of public servants and union members, who taught her the value of hard work and giving back to her community.
Marian Ryan for Middlesex District Attorney
Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan is an accomplished trial and appellate prosecutor, an acknowledged leader in the battle against the opioid crisis, an outspoken advocate for criminal justice reform, and an innovator in developing crime prevention programs. She has created within the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office a robust juvenile and young adult diversion program, a drug diversion option and a restorative justice initiative and helped build a Conviction Integrity Unit. Under her leadership, the Office implemented the practice of not requesting cash bail in low-level non-violent offenses to avoid the impact of pretrial detention. She has successfully prosecuted many of Middlesex County’s most complex and violent cases. From those experiences, she has developed a deep understanding of how to best protect the public safety and administer justice with compassion and fairness.
Joe McGonagle for 28th Middlesex District State Representative
Joe was first elected as State Representative in the 28th District in November 2014. Joe served as a former Everett city councilor and currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on Housing and sits on the following committees: Elder Affairs, Election Laws, Transportation, and Ways and Means. As an elected official, Joe brings a wealth of experience, including his time in public service and as a small business owner, to advocate for the hardworking residents of Everett.
Brian Ashe for 2nd Hampden District State Representative
As a life-long resident of Western Massachusetts, Brian knows the challenges our families face every day – what it’s like to put 2 kids through college, making sure our parents age with dignity and get the care they need. We should strive for an economy that works for everyone which is why he's fighting to bring jobs and opportunity to the region with high-speed rail; fighting to keep more of our seniors in their homes; and fighting to make safer communities. From working in law enforcement to serving as your State Representative, he knows what it takes to get the job done.