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Meet the Staff

Tim Snyder
Chief of Staff

Chief of Staff Tim Snyder has worked in the State House for five years, as the Legislative Aide and then Senior Aide to State Rep. Timothy Toomey, who represents parts of Somerville and Cambridge.  Tim grew up in Ward 9 in Cambridge and graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin. He earned a degree in American Studies with a focus on...

Victoria Halal
Committee Director

As Elder Affairs Committee Director, Vicki assists Senator Jehlen with managing legislation that comes before the Joint Committee on Elder Affairs, coordinating informational events for seniors in the district, meeting with advocates on elder issues, and keeping up to date with topics of concern to the growing demographic of citizens over 60....

Daniel Smith
Legislative Director and General Counsel

Dan Smith joined the office in June, 2011. Dan has worked on various campaigns in Massachusetts, including serving as Representative Jason Lewis’ campaign manager during his successful reelection campaign. His interest in public policy dates back to his undergraduate years at Boston College, when he interned at the State House. After...

June Pietrantoni
Administrative Director

June has worked with Senator Jehlen in the House of Representatives and followed her to the Senate, totaling more than 12 years working with the Senator. Prior to June’s service for the Massachusetts General Court, she worked for many years at Tufts University as Assistant Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity. June is a lifelong...

Sara Doherty
Communications Director

Sara Doherty joined the office in December 2012. Most recently, Sara worked as Legislative Aide to Cambridge City Councilor Marjorie Decker. Prior to her work in Cambridge, she served as the Media Coordinator and News Writer in the Office of Marketing Communications at Emmanuel College in Boston. Sara holds a Master of Science degree in...

Jarred Rose
Constituent Services Director

Jarred joined the office in March 2014. As Constituent Services Director, Jarred assists constituents with issues involving state government. Born and raised in Acushnet, MA, Jarred received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst prior to moving to Somerville. Most recently, he worked at...