Jordan Meehan

Massachusetts House of Representatives, 17th Suffolk

Jordan will be the youngest openly LGBTQ member of the Massachusetts General Court

Biography

Jordan Meehan is an activist, a lawyer, a renter, and an advocate for LGBTQ youth. He’s running for State Representative in Massachusetts to fight for housing justice, transit equity, and a Green New Deal for Massachusetts.

Jordan’s background spans years of public service and activism. While in law school, he worked for five federal and state government agencies, was a top editor of his law journal, and served as the Community Outreach Coordinator for the Queer Law Alliance. Jordan’s work in law school included advocating for transgender soldiers as an intern for the U.S. Navy JAG Corps, helping prosecute polluters at the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, working on a civil rights investigation at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and much more.

Jordan’s most recent role is with the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth, where he works in partnership with youth advocates, community organizations, and over a dozen state agencies to advance policies and resources to better the lives of LGBTQ youth across the state. Much of Jordan’s work in this role has included policy and legislative initiatives to address youth homelessness, juvenile justice reform, and inclusive school curriculum.

A longtime activist, Jordan recently served as the Chair of the Massachusetts Sierra Club’s Political Committee, working to elect environmentalist candidates statewide. He has also worked with housing and transit advocacy groups around issues of affordable housing and transit equity.

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