About Will Brownsberger

Will Brownsberger is an experienced, independent, progressive Democrat committed for the long haul to building a future we can believe in. His ongoing areas of focus are justice, transportation, education, the environment, and housing.   He played a leading role in both the criminal justice reforms of 2018 and the police reforms of 2020. He chaired the Senate’s redistricting process in 2021. Recently, he has been especially focused on building decarbonization.


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

Elected and Community Service
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
  • JD, Harvard Law School, 1983
  • BA, Harvard College, 1978

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