Julian will maintain LGBTQ representation of the Cape & Islands District in Massachusetts.
Julian Cyr serves in the Massachusetts Senate representing Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket. First elected to the State Senate on November 8, 2016, Julian is now serving in his second term and is the youngest senator in the 40-member body. He is the Senate Assistant Majority Whip, Chair of the Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery, Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on Housing, and serves on committees with oversight of health care policy, public health, municipalities and regional government, and education. Julian has experience in public policy, health advocacy, organizing, and social justice. Prior to his election, he served as director of policy and regulatory affairs for environmental health at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Previously, under Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick, he worked closely with members of the Legislature as deputy director for government affairs at the Department of Public Health. From 2011-2017, Julian also served on the Massachusetts Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth, including a highly productive tenure as chair in 2013 and 2014. Julian graduated with a degree in public policy and community health from New York University, where he led undergraduate student government and initiated a community-based model of on-campus HIV screening and prevention. He participated in the Victory Fund’s Bohnett Leaders Fellowship at Harvard Kennedy School.
Importance of Candidacy:
- Julian will maintain LGBTQ representation of the Cape & Islands District in Massachusetts.