Eric Lesser

Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies Chair

Senator Eric Lesser was elected to the Senate in 2014. He represents nine communities in the First Hampden and Hampshire District, serving Western Massachusetts as one of the youngest members of the State Senate. He is Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies, Senate Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on Financial Services, Senate Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on Transportation, and Senate Chair of the Joint Legislative Manufacturing Caucus, the Gateway Cities Caucus, and the Libraries Caucus.

Senator Lesser's priorities include greater economic opportunity and quality of life for Western Massachusetts, focusing on high-speed rail, a high-tech economy, job training and innovation in government. Lesser holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Government from Harvard College and a Law degree from Harvard University. He lives in Longmeadow with his wife Alison, and two young daughters, Rose and Nora.