Adam Scanlon

Massachusetts House of Representatives, District14-Bristol

Adam will continue to bring LGBTQ representation to North Attleboro!

Biography

Adam’s devoted public service background has always centered around improving North Attleboro and the Commonwealth. He has utilized his skill set to leverage successes in North Attleboro for the last five years in formal elected roles including RTM member, School Committee Member and a Town Councilor.

From an early age, Adam knew he wanted to help people from all walks of life. His first opportunity as a community advocate was at the age of 17 when threats of cuts to the North Attleboro education budget were discussed. He reached out to the town’s Finance Committee and advocated for the importance of the programs on the chopping block. Fortunately, the Finance Committee agreed to restore the funding for these vital programs. Adam realized the importance of President Kennedy’s words, “Anyone can make a difference, and everyone should try.” He believed that it was time for a new perspective in leadership, someone with new bold ideas. In 2017, he announced his intentions to run for School Committee.

As a School Committee member, Adam collectively oversaw and advocated for several successful initiatives. These included the rollout of 1:1 devices, social and emotional learning, increased transparency, lowering Full Day Kindergarten and bussing fees, updating curriculum, and long-term planning. Additionally, he advocated for and saw to increases in student leadership positions and worked with state legislators to ensure a grant for the school district. He has developed positive relations with those in the teacher’s union by assisting in contract negotiations.

In 2019, Adam was elected to the inaugural Town Council and was appointed chair of the By-Law Study subcommittee. Since being on the Town Council, he has been a leader by advocating for several initiatives and upcoming discussions. These include senior and veteran tax relief, Green Communities Grant Program, environmental protection, and creating a forum for discussions on economic development. He is eager to respond to constituent concerns and questions and enjoys attending community-led events for Boy Scouts and other public ceremonies. Adam is a proud Democrat and currently work for a social services organization that assists economically disadvantaged citizens with job placement.

Adam proudly calls North Attleboro his hometown. He graduated from NAHS and is a first-generation college student, receiving a BA from Framingham State University. Currently, he is pursuing a master’s degree in Public Administration at Northeastern University.

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