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ABOUT LEAH

CALLED TO SERVE

Thank you for visiting my website, I’m glad you’re here. 

Let me tell you a little about my journey.

I am a life-long resident of Massachusetts who is inspired to run for Lieutenant Governor to make Massachusetts a better place to live.

I grew up in Lynn and attended Lynn Public Schools as a youth. From an early age, my parents instilled in me an appreciation for the values of hard work, personal responsibility, and caring for others. When I was sixteen, my parents bought the house where my grandparents lived and moved our family there.

Out of a desire to give back to my community and help others, I pursued a career in nursing. I became a licensed nurse and began working in a local nursing home.

Alongside my nursing career, I also began to take a growing interest in my community. Over time, I began meeting with like-minded Peabody residents to discuss local issues. I became increasingly concerned about the effects that the state tax hikes and out-of-control government spending might have on my friends, neighbors, and my community. I also became concerned about a diminishing emphasis on freedom and accountability being shown by the state government.

THE EXPERIENCE OF A LEGISLATOR

In 2013, I decided to enter politics by declaring my intention to run in a special election for State Representative. I went on to win the primary, and then the general election.

For the next several years, I proudly served the people of Peabody as their State Representative. I earned a reputation for being a hard-working legislator, having never missed a roll call vote while serving in office. I also vocally supported local aid to cities and towns, responsible state spending, and ways to protect taxpayers. I also served as a member of the Legislature’s Committee on Health Care Financing.

Eventually, I decided it was time for me to return to my passion for nursing. I left the Legislature and began taking courses to eventually become a Registered Nurse. My husband and I also moved to Danvers, where we started a family.

After becoming a Registered Nurse, I took a job at a local hospital. Then, as I like to describe it, “everything changed overnight” when the pandemic hit. The health care system was turned upside-down as workers scrambled to take care of patients. I, myself, worked on the front lines of health care at a local hospital, taking care of patients hospitalized for COVID – even while I was expecting the birth of my second child.

Today, my husband and I still live in Danvers with our two young children.

RUNNING FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

I am running for Lieutenant Governor because, as a wife and mother, I am worried about the future of our state. In particular, as a former State Representative, I am concerned that many of the problems that first inspired me to run for office are threatening Massachusetts once again. I worry that high prices and excessive government spending are taking a toll on working families across our state. I see a lack of accountability in government. What’s more, I am troubled that unfair, arbitrary government mandates are hurting kids in school and taking away jobs from first responders. I aim to restore Massachusetts to a path toward success and opportunity, with a focus on individual freedom.

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