Dear Neighbor,

I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve the people of Medford, Somerville, Winchester, and Cambridge as state senator.

This website is one of many ways I try to stay in touch.

Of course, you’re also welcome to call, email, or visit my staff and me at the State House, or make an appointment to get together in the district.

Latest News

Oct 2 2017 Should state change compensation law for wrongfully convicted?
New England Center for Investigative Reporting
By Christopher Burrell - October 2, 2017 Public defenders, advocates and former inmates whose convictions were overturned are meeting at the Massachusetts statehouse on Monday to call for changes to a state law that provides compensation to the wrongfully...
Sep 28 2017 What price should Mass. pay to lure Amazon?
Boston Globe
By Joshua Miller Globe Staff September 28, 2017 Beacon Hill policymakers and insiders agree they don’t need gimmicks to lure Amazon’s new headquarters when Massachusetts can emphasize the state’s strong education, technology, and innovation...
Sep 27 2017 Newsletter: Wrongful Convictions
Senator Pat Jehlen
Dear Neighbors, On Monday I spoke at a State House event honoring International Wrongful Conviction Day. We heard from defense attorneys, forensic scientists, and advocates about the need for better standards for courtroom science, and for updating the wrongful...
Sep 21 2017 Lawmaker wants new measure of school success
Boston Herald
Some lawmakers are pushing to change how the state ranks and holds schools accountable for student performance, arguing that the current system harms poor communities with large numbers of English language learners and homeless kids by labeling them failures. “It is...