Senator Jason Lewis has been effective in delivering results for his constituents, and has been a strong progressive leader for Massachusetts.

Local Accomplishments: Championing Community Development and Securing Resources for Local Projects

  • Secured state funding for numerous local cultural and historic preservation projects, including rehabilitating the Beebe Estate, renovating the Albion Cultural Exchange, renovating Memorial Hall, restoring the historic organ in Stoneham Town Hall, repairing the Wyoming Cemetery wall, fixing the Stoneham Senior Center roof, and supporting the Malden ArtLine and Follow Your Art Community Studios.
  • Secured state funding for numerous local environmental improvement and community beautification projects, including flood mitigation, improving Lake Quannapowitt, erecting the Saltmarsh garden terrace, building community gardens, restoring the Aberjona riverbank, and creating the Spot Pond Brook Greenway (at Oak Grove station).
  • Secured state funding for numerous local economic development and infrastructure projects, including downtown redevelopment projects, road safety and streetscape improvements, wayfinding improvements, accessibility upgrades, and Main Streets initiatives.
  • Championed new school building projects across the district, helping to secure tens of millions of dollars in funding from the Massachusetts School Building Authority.
  • Championed the construction of the Tri-Community Greenway, including securing $5 million in state and federal funding and helping to overcome many obstacles in order to make this exciting project a reality.
  • Championed the reconstruction of the notoriously dangerous Fellsway East/Highland Avenue intersection in Malden, including securing $300,000 in state funding for this project.
  • Championed effort to increase state funding for peer-to-peer recovery centers, which enabled the opening of the Bridge Recovery Center in Malden.
  • Championed various efforts to support Zoo New England (which operates the Stone Zoo), including the construction of a new bus stop at Stone Zoo on the MBTA 132 bus route, passing legislation to reorganize ZNE’s governance and increase private fundraising capacity, and securing millions of dollars for operations and capital improvements.
  • Facilitated a unique partnership between the state Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham and Wakefield that saved the Hall Memorial Pool from being closed.
  • Led successful effort to convince the MBTA to roll-back proposed commuter rail schedule changes that threatened to reduce service on the Lowell and Haverhill lines.
  • Helped secure $2 million in federal stimulus funding for accessibility improvements (new ramps and mini-high platform) at Wedgemere Station.
  • Led efforts in the state legislature to create a Complete Streets program, that assists our communities with improving pedestrian and bicycle safety, and to support the Mass in Motion program that promotes opportunities for healthy living.

Statewide Accomplishments: Leading Efforts to Improve Health and Advance Economic and Social Justice