Jack Lewis

Massachusetts State House
7th Middlesex District
Framingham, MA
Primary Election Date: 
September 8, 2016
General Election Date: 
November 8, 2016

Jack Patrick Lewis is a committed father, husband, non-profit leader, and ordained minister.

Jack is the proud son of a union worker and dedicated Head Start preschool teacher. In college he pursued degrees in political science and international relations, studied abroad in Egypt and Morocco, and served as a volunteer teacher in Ghana and Egypt. Politically he helped lead the local College Democrats group, served as a National Committeeperson for the Youth Democrats of America, and led a statewide youth and young adult campaign for a presidential primary.

Fueled by a passion for social justice, Jack entered seminary and was later ordained. In seminary he interned in New Zealand and studied liberation theology in India and Venezuela. He also worked to provide transitional housing and teach life-skills to people released from prison, and directed a summer camp for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As a minister he provided oversight to his congregation’s justice programs, led youth service-learning trips, and regularly preached on social and economic justice.

Jack helped create OUT MetroWest, in 2011. This organization serves LGBTQ youth from across MetroWest Boston. As Executive Director of OUT MetroWest he has served over 700 area students and their families by offering supportive services, leadership development, and youth empowerment.

Jack and his husband of four years adopted their son in 2014. He is also an active member of the Framingham Democratic Town Committee, the School Health Advisory Council of Framingham Public Schools, and Framingham Community Partners.