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Meet the Staff

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...

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...

Tara Smith
Communications Director

Tara Smith began working as Senator Jehlen’s Communications Director in March 2015. Tara grew up in New York and worked at ION Media Networks in New York City prior to coming to the State House. She attended...