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Local officials regulate dogs and kennels. Will BrownsbergerConstituent Correspondence2014-04-18, 15:40:41Publication
2 days, 11 hours ago
2014-04-18, 15:40:41Apr 18, 2014
Congestion approaching Fresh Pond Parkway Will BrownsbergerLocal Projects2014-04-19, 05:18:48Will Brownsberger
1 day, 21 hours ago
2014-04-17, 17:59:19Apr 17, 2014
Proposed MBTA Fare Increases Andrew BettinelliTransportation Funding2014-04-17, 11:22:06Andrew Bettinelli
3 days, 15 hours ago
2014-04-14, 17:40:21Apr 14, 2014
Waverley Square Bus Service During Construction Will BrownsbergerLocal Projects2014-04-14, 10:59:51Publication
6 days, 16 hours ago
2014-04-14, 10:59:51Apr 14, 2014
NDAA 2014 Alan ReissFundamental Rights2014-04-17, 09:07:49Alan Reiss
3 days, 17 hours ago
2014-04-13, 22:10:41Apr 13, 2014
Remote Participation for Disability Commissions Will BrownsbergerGeneral News2014-04-12, 20:04:34Publication
1 week, 1 day ago
2014-04-12, 20:04:34Apr 12, 2014
Non-competition Updates Will BrownsbergerNon-competition Agreements2014-04-19, 17:59:11Will Brownsberger
1 day, 9 hours ago
2014-04-12, 19:52:17Apr 12, 2014
Rising Health Insurance Premiums Will BrownsbergerConstituent Correspondence2014-04-16, 16:36:00Will Brownsberger
4 days, 10 hours ago
2014-04-12, 19:36:38Apr 12, 2014
Comments on the Gas Leaks Legislation Will BrownsbergerComments on the Gas Leaks Legislation2014-04-16, 05:37:33Will Brownsberger
4 days, 21 hours ago
2014-04-12, 18:47:49Apr 12, 2014
Nurses and Needles Will BrownsbergerConstituent Correspondence2014-04-17, 09:13:11Will Brownsberger
3 days, 17 hours ago
2014-04-11, 07:30:29Apr 11, 2014
Senate Passes Natural Gas Leaks Legislation Jeanne MooneyGeneral News2014-04-10, 18:56:09Publication
1 week, 3 days ago
2014-04-10, 18:56:09Apr 10, 2014
A new category: Drug Policy Adam FriedmanSpeak Out!2014-04-11, 07:26:30Adam Friedman
1 week, 2 days ago
2014-04-09, 23:14:16Apr 9, 2014
Letter to Chairman Dempsey re Reading Recovery Barbara MirandaLegislative Correspondence2014-04-07, 14:41:21Publication
1 week, 6 days ago
2014-04-07, 14:41:21Apr 7, 2014
Gun Buyback Will BrownsbergerGun Buyback2014-04-20, 11:26:31Will Brownsberger
15 hours, 38 minutes ago
2014-04-06, 13:58:52Apr 6, 2014
New Posted Street Sweeping in Brighton Andrew BettinelliTransportation2014-04-04, 17:18:26Publication
2 weeks, 2 days ago
2014-04-04, 17:18:26Apr 4, 2014
Allston I-90, Massachusetts Turnpike Interchange Improvement Project Andrew BettinelliLocal Projects2014-04-14, 12:57:25Andrew Bettinelli
6 days, 14 hours ago
2014-04-04, 16:44:05Apr 4, 2014
Turnpike Air Rights Parcels 12 – 15 Citizen’s Advisory Committee Andrew BettinelliLocal Projects2014-04-01, 14:48:42Publication
2 weeks, 5 days ago
2014-04-01, 14:48:42Apr 1, 2014
Voluntary Commuter Bicycle License Dan CTransportation2014-04-15, 15:20:56Dan C
5 days, 11 hours ago
2014-03-31, 12:22:09Mar 31, 2014
How to help the families of the fallen and injured firefighters Anne Johnson LandryGeneral News2014-03-28, 16:30:59Publication
3 weeks, 2 days ago
2014-03-28, 16:30:59Mar 28, 2014
H3136, Distinctive registration plates Aadam SheikhGeneral News2014-03-28, 17:25:32Aadam Sheikh
3 weeks, 2 days ago
2014-03-26, 13:42:53Mar 26, 2014
The Charter School Cap Will BrownsbergerEducation2014-03-24, 10:28:19Publication
3 weeks, 6 days ago
2014-03-24, 10:28:19Mar 24, 2014
Unemployment Insurance Rates for Construction Firms Will BrownsbergerUnemployment Insurance Rates for Construction Firms2014-03-24, 09:31:16Publication
3 weeks, 6 days ago
2014-03-24, 09:31:16Mar 24, 2014
Watertown Town Council weighs in on bus service issues Will BrownsbergerMBTA2014-03-24, 09:00:36Publication
3 weeks, 6 days ago
2014-03-24, 09:00:36Mar 24, 2014
Improvements to 71/73 Bus Service? Will BrownsbergerMBTA2014-04-14, 10:55:37Will Brownsberger
6 days, 16 hours ago
2014-03-23, 14:39:59Mar 23, 2014
Greenough Boulevard – Watertown (Opportunity to comment) Andrew BettinelliLegislative Correspondence2014-03-24, 08:35:29Andrew Bettinelli
3 weeks, 6 days ago
2014-03-21, 16:36:01Mar 21, 2014
Letter to Committee Chairs in support of H2935, transition to a clean energy Commonwealth Barbara MirandaLegislative Correspondence2014-03-19, 09:19:44Publication
1 month ago
2014-03-19, 09:19:44Mar 19, 2014
Legislation on Sea Level Rise Passed Will BrownsbergerPreparing for Climate Change2014-03-18, 15:11:16Publication
1 month ago
2014-03-18, 15:11:16Mar 18, 2014
The pepper spray bill. PaulWilsonFundamental Rights2014-03-25, 07:08:41PaulWilson
3 weeks, 5 days ago
2014-03-15, 13:45:32Mar 15, 2014
Registry of Motor Vehicle Fee Increases Andrew BettinelliTransportation Funding2014-03-16, 18:48:30Andrew Bettinelli
1 month ago
2014-03-14, 16:59:04Mar 14, 2014
H3873 – An Act relative to natural gas leaks Andrew BettinelliTestimony2014-03-24, 11:20:54Andrew Bettinelli
3 weeks, 6 days ago
2014-03-14, 14:14:00Mar 14, 2014
Topic Commenter Comment Excerpt Freshness
Gun Buyback PaulWilsonThat’s not really the point. A gun owned by someone in Belmont is highly unlikely to be used to hurt anyone. What would be fair wo…2014-04-20
11:26:31
15 hours, 38 minutes ago
Non-competition Updates Alan ReissWill, as I read the current non-compete law for Massachusetts employees (which is overly vague in terms of scope and time frame) there are …2014-04-19
17:59:11
1 day, 9 hours ago
Non-competition Updates Will BrownsbergerJohn, there are so many details that would make a difference in the evaluation of the transaction you just did. Most of those details, alt…2014-04-19
17:28:15
1 day, 9 hours ago
Non-competition Updates Alan ReissWill – my pseudonym was created for the benefit of privacy on the NDAA thread. We already know about the history of government retali…2014-04-19
11:59:30
1 day, 15 hours ago
Senate Passes Unemployment Insurance Reform Bill Will BrownsbergerJessie, thanks again for these thoughtful contributions. I will bring this thread to the attention of Senator Wolf, the Senate Chair of La…2014-04-19
05:36:38
1 day, 21 hours ago
Congestion approaching Fresh Pond Parkway Will BrownsbergerHonestly, the hard truth is that urban road projects take time. I spent 15 years working to get Pleasant Street in Belmont rebuilt from f…2014-04-19
05:18:48
1 day, 21 hours ago
Non-competition Updates Alan ReissJohn Alcock – I’ve read your post above and re-read it a number of times. I am both shocked and alarmed at what you have descr…2014-04-18
21:26:04
2 days, 5 hours ago
Non-competition Updates John AlcockLast month my business partner and I sold our business we started in 1989. We had no problem with the two of us signing a non-compete agree…2014-04-18
14:43:56
2 days, 12 hours ago
Congestion approaching Fresh Pond Parkway MattGHi Will This is great news but why the long delays for the Rte2/16 project? After 7 years of meetings and design, and no set timetable for …2014-04-17
22:47:02
3 days, 4 hours ago
Senate Passes Unemployment Insurance Reform Bill JessieThanks for your attention to this, Will. I do not doubt that you have given the matter real thought, and I appreciate the fact that you hav…2014-04-17
13:27:45
3 days, 13 hours ago
Proposed MBTA Fare Increases Andrew BettinelliMassDOT has passed along a PowerPoint with further detail on the proposed increase. Andrew Bettinelli Legislative Aide Office of State Sena…2014-04-17
11:22:06
3 days, 15 hours ago
Nurses and Needles Will BrownsbergerAppreciate the very thoughtful exchange between Marilyn and Paul. To PrivacyEqualsFreedom, thank you also for the comment — to my min…2014-04-17
09:13:11
3 days, 17 hours ago
NDAA 2014 Will BrownsbergerGot it. I’m not going to pick this battle at the state level at this time. I don’t think it goes any place practical right no…2014-04-17
09:07:49
3 days, 17 hours ago
Nurses and Needles Alan ReissI’m not sure I would want anything less than a physician anesthesiologist working at my side during an operation. Too many things ca…2014-04-16
23:55:59
4 days, 3 hours ago
NDAA 2014 Alan ReissWill, I must respectfully disagree with you here. When our Federal Government has failed us. When our elected officials and our courts hav…2014-04-16
23:44:46
4 days, 3 hours ago
Gun Buyback Will BrownsbergerFair question — probably not looking to make the program more expensive . . .2014-04-16
16:42:57
4 days, 10 hours ago
Rising Health Insurance Premiums Will BrownsbergerI’m looking forward to finding out over the next year or so how the conflicting trends stack up against each other. We have to wait …2014-04-16
16:36:00
4 days, 10 hours ago
Non-competition Updates Will BrownsbergerThanks to all for sharing above. To answer the question of when, the answer is I am not sure. I’m working to pull together legislati…2014-04-16
16:34:37
4 days, 10 hours ago
NDAA 2014 Will BrownsbergerThanks for posting. I do think that there are legitimate concerns about the federal anti-terrorism powers. However, I think this is a job …2014-04-16
16:31:16
4 days, 10 hours ago
Nurses and Needles Paul BerkeleyMarilyn, You raise some fair questions and thoughts concerning the practice of dry needling by physical therapists. I do not believe that …2014-04-16
12:04:37
4 days, 15 hours ago
Non-competition Updates Alan ReissJohnPell – hypothetically speaking only…. You receive a job offer in writing. The job offer does not mentioned the details of …2014-04-16
10:04:29
4 days, 17 hours ago
Transportation Bond Bill – Local Projects Andrew BettinelliThe transportation bond bill conference committee has filed its report. I have updated the table posted above to reflect the current statu…2014-04-16
09:24:10
4 days, 17 hours ago
Comments on the Gas Leaks Legislation Will BrownsbergerThanks, Charley and Jane. Jane, I totally agree we need to do conservation first, but I wouldn’t tie the availability of gas service …2014-04-16
05:37:33
4 days, 21 hours ago
Non-competition Updates JohnPellThis is so relevant in today’s market. I’m in a very uncomfortable job right now, and I’ve landed a new job, but I’…2014-04-15
18:35:47
5 days, 8 hours ago
Voluntary Commuter Bicycle License PaulWilsonDan, 7. Voluntary will turn to mandatory licensing. I am not a fan of the logical fallacy of “the slippery slope.” It makes exactly as …2014-04-15
15:20:56
5 days, 11 hours ago
Voluntary Commuter Bicycle License msmall“I perceive the exact opposite. It is motorists’ lack of respect for cyclists that poses the most danger. But respect can be earned…2014-04-15
11:16:54
5 days, 15 hours ago
Voluntary Commuter Bicycle License DavidChaseIf this is really about #3, then realistically you’re going to remain terrified, or else you have to change your outlook. You won…2014-04-15
08:27:14
5 days, 18 hours ago
Voluntary Commuter Bicycle License Dan CThank you to all those who read this proposal and took it for what it is – a rough idea from a non-expert. Thanks for the feedback. …2014-04-14
22:19:07
6 days, 4 hours ago
Rising Health Insurance Premiums TGCooperHere’s another data point. My firm’s health care premium declined in 2014 v. 2013. We further decreased our cost by increasing …2014-04-14
20:38:27
6 days, 6 hours ago
Nurses and Needles Will BrownsbergerMarilyn, this is a very fair and thoughtful statement. Certainly, the level of training in needling is a very fair question to ask. I hope…2014-04-14
20:34:16
6 days, 6 hours ago

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Will Brownsberger is the Senator from the Second Suffolk and Middlesex District of Massachusetts.

As redefined by statute in 2011, the Second Suffolk and Middlesex District consists of the following:

[T]he city of Boston, ward 4, precincts 2 and 5 to 10, inclusive, ward 5, precincts 2 and 6 to 10, inclusive, ward 21, precincts 1 to 3, inclusive, 5 and 8 to 16, inclusive, ward 22, precincts 3 and 4 and 6 to 13, inclusive, in the county of Suffolk; and the towns of Belmont and Watertown in the county of Middlesex.

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About Will Brownsberger

Will Brownsberger is an experienced, independent, progressive Democrat committed for the long haul to restoring trust in government and building a future we can believe in, a future that is sustainable -- socially, fiscally, economically and environmentally.

Elected and Community Service
  • State Senator, 2nd Suffolk and Middlesex District, January 2012 - current
  • State Representative, 24th Middlesex District, 2007 - January 2012
  • Belmont Selectman, 1998-2007
    • More on Will's record as Selectman
  • Past Chair, Arlington-Belmont-Cambridge Stormwater Flooding Board
    • More on the Tri-community Working Group
  • Past Chair, Belmont Democratic Town Committee
  • Past Member, Steering Committee of Suburban Coalition
  • Past Member of Fiscal Policy Committee of Massachusetts Municipal Association
  • Past Town Meeting Member, Precinct 2
  • Past Chair, South Pleasant Street Land Use Committee
  • Past Coach/Assistant Coach, Belmont Soccer Association
Previous Professional Experience (2007-1979 in reverse order)
  • Defense Attorney, private practice, including court appointed criminal defense (received Liacos Award for Commitment to protecting the constitutional rights of criminal defendants)
  • Associate Director for Public Policy, Division on Addictions, Harvard Medical School
  • Senior Criminal Justice Advisor to Join Together, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Faculty Program Director, Program on Drugs and Crime, Kennedy School of Government Executive Programs
  • Co-chair, Harvard Interdisciplinary Working Group on Drugs and Addictions
  • Massachusetts Assistant Attorney General
    • Asset Forfeiture Chief in Narcotics and Special Investigations Division
    • Deputy Chief Prosecutor in Public Protection Bureau
  • Vice President/Project Manager, Wall Street Investment Banks (including Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs),
    • Computer systems development for securities trading and operations
  • Law Clerk, Federal District Court, Boston
  • Research Associate, Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation
Education
  • JD, Harvard Law School, 1983
  • BA, Harvard College, 1978
Personal
  • Born in Boston, raised in Watertown, MA
  • Resident of Belmont since 1992
  • Married with three daughters
  • Competitive triathlete (view 2009 results) marathoner and cross-country cyclist

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