Jack will continue to be a voice for the LGBTQ community in Massachusetts!
Jack Patrick Lewis serves as the state representative for the 7th Middlesex District, comprised of the town of Ashland and Framingham in Massachusetts. First elected in November 2016, Jack currently serves as the Chair of the House Committee on Federal Stimulus and Census Oversight. Jack also serves as the co-chair of the 66-member Massachusetts House Progressive Caucus, and each session takes the lead on legislative priorities of organizations dedicated to suicide prevention, animal welfare, youth health and wellness, environmental justice, and HIV-prevention. During his four terms in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Jack has been honored with numerous awards from statewide organizations, including the Caring Bear Award from the Provider’s Council, the Political Icon Award from MassEquality, the Trans Community Ally Award from the Trans Community of New England, the Legislative Champion Award from the YMCA, the Advancing Equity and Justice Award from the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ+ Youth, and the Legislator of the Year Award from the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Caucus. Jack earned his bachelor’s degrees in Political Science, International Studies, and Middle East Studies from the University of Utah in 2007, and his Master of Divinity from Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri in 2010. While completing his undergraduate degrees, Jack studied in Egypt and Morocco and volunteered in Ghana. While in seminary, Lewis served in diverse ministerial contexts, including state prisons and suburban and urban congregations, while also studying liberation theology in Venezuela and India. Jack also served as a student minister in New Zealand. From 2010 to 2014, Jack served as the Assistant Minister for Religious Education and Social Justice at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley Hills. In his time as a minister, Lewis organized and led service-learning trips to Guatemala, Nicaragua, Hungary, Romania, West Virginia, and New York City. He provided ministerial leadership to the congregation’s youth groups, religious education, and social justice and witness pursuits. Building upon his leadership of the congregation’s youth groups, Jack co-founded OUT MetroWest in 2011. Headquartered in Framingham, this non-profit organization serves LGBTQ+ middle and high school youth from across the MetroWest region by providing support groups, trainings, and community events. In June 2016, Jack’s work at OUT MetroWest was honored with the “Nonprofit Excellence Award” from the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network. When Jack isn’t at the State House or connecting with constituents, he enjoys joining his husband and kids for a walk with their bulldog, perfecting his favorite coconut curry dish, and gallantly losing new board games.