The Blue Lab is a political incubator that is revolutionizing progressive political campaigns and the next generation of candidates and campaigners. Started in 2012 by Scott Ferson and Sean Sinclair, both veterans of local, state and national campaigns, the Blue Lab is a progressive campaign infrastructure incubator. The lab's mission is to cultivate the next generation of progressive campaign leaders, to provide a unique educational experience, promote economic development, and to lower the barrier of entry for first-time, minority, and female candidates. A successful Blue Lab helps to level the playing field and create a true land of opportunity for candidates and future campaign leaders.

To achieve its mission the Blue Lab provides permanent campaign capacity for progressive office-seekers, incubating multiple efforts at any given time. It is staffed by college students who work collaboratively on the tasks assigned and overseen by political professionals. The Blue Lab draws heavily on the start-up model, applying it to an industry that largely runs campaigns as they were run 100 years ago.

Last year, Blue Lab clients included numerous first-time or female candidates, including: Congressman Seth Moulton, Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan, Democratic nominee for state senate Dylan Hayre, candidate for Lt. Governor James Arena DeRosa, and Salem Mayor Kimberley Driscoll. The Blue Lab also supported races in Maine, New Jersey, and Nevada. 

We assist in voter engagement, research, fundraising and advocacy when creating and structuring a campaign. The Blue Lab makes running for office easy and possible to even those who have no experience in state politics. Described by the Boston Globe as “The next big thing,” we are gaining traction in political advocacy and will help make the campaigning process easy.