Jen Benson represents the people of the 37th Middlesex District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. She first took office on January 7th, 2009, and has been re-elected twice, most recently on November 6, 2012. Jen served as a member and Chair of the Lunenburg School Committee before running for State Representative. She grew up in a working-class family in Rochester, NH and lives in Lunenburg with her husband and three children.
- Strengthening the Economy Jen helped save small businesses $391 million dollars by freezing the unemployment insurance rate schedule and she will continue to work for strategic, targeted investments to create new jobs.
- Showing Independence Jen voted against House leadership and her party when the budget did not provide adequate funding for local aid. She will continue to stand up for your interests over special interests.
- Protecting Consumers Jen worked to write and pass consumer protection legislation to hold utility companies accountable after the 2008 ice storm.
- Supporting Public Schools Jen worked to protect local aid and regional transportation funding from drastic cuts. She also wrote legislation to help school districts and families with special needs children.