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About Will Brownsberger

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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