MEET THE BEST CANDIDATE FOR STATE SENATE

Claire Freda

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Get to know the woman that has been fighting for you for more than 30 years, her life, what she stands for, and what her plans are for our district as your State Senator!

After serving the City of Leominster for over 30 years, I want to represent you as your next State Senator.

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 I know the issues and challenges the District is facing. Your voice has been heard and I have been your advocate in Boston all along through my involvement with the Massachusetts Municipal Association, the only statewide organization that brings municipal officials together to establish unified policies, to advocate these policies, and to ensure effective delivery of services to community residents. I know my way around Boston to secure fair shares of state funding that is needed for our schools, public safety, roads and bridges, and to get things done. I have fought for more local aid, successfully for the release of lottery funds, and I have testified on your behalf at public hearings, including MS4 stormwater permitting, roads and bridges, zoning and education. 

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  • Longest serving elected official in Leominster
  • Served on every Committee, including Finance Chair and served as President for 2 years
  • Harvard University Fellow: JFK School of Government
  • Mass Municipal Association: serves as an advocate for its members before the Mass Legislature, executive branch and regulatory bodies
  • First City Councillor to serve as President of the Association,
  • Massachusetts Councillors Association Executive Board and Past President
  • Current Chair of the Women’s Elected Municipal Officials
  • Local Governors Advisory Council: a Constitutional Commission that meets monthly with the Governor or Lt. Governor to discuss issues facing cities and towns
  • National League of Cities: advocacy group representing 19,000 cities and towns and 49 state municipal organizations. Achieved Platinum Level of Leadership in Municipal Government through NLC
    University, a certificate program designed to help municipal leaders build strong leadership and the technical skills necessary to advocate, govern and serve their constituents.
  • Foundation Budget Review Commission reviewing school funding
    formulas.
  • Baker-Polito Transition Team
  • Trustee- Mount Wachusett Community College

A Proven Leader

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  • A leader with the Fallbrook Elementary and May A Gallagher Jr. High   PTO
  • A leader with the Leominster High School Band Boosters
  • A leader as a Professional Real Estate Broker
  • A leader with the Leominster School Committee for six years
  • A leader in forming the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 116
  • A leader as a Licensed Real Estate Appraiser
  • A leader in Leominster Little League
  • A leader in Leominster Youth Soccer
  • A leader on the Samoset School Building Committee
  • A leader in organizing and building the Leominster Soccer Complex at Samoset
  • A leader in organizing and dedicating the monument  to honor the City’s Vietnam Veterans
  • A leader as the Ward 3 City Councilor
  • A leader as President of the Leominster City Council
  • A leader by being the only female to serve as President of the City Council for two consecutive years
  • A leader by being elected to the Massachusetts Municipal Association
  • A leader by being appointed by Governor Weld to serve on the Local Government Advisory Commission
  • A leader by being elected as the first Councillor to ever become President of the Massachusetts Municipal Association
  • A leader by being named Chair of the Womens’ Elected Municipal Officials
  • A leader by becoming a Fellow at Harvard University JFK School of Government
  • A leader by becoming a Fannie Mae Fellow
  • A leader by attaining the Platinum Level of Leadership in Municipal Government from the National League of Cities
  • A leader by becoming a City Councillor at Large
  • A leader by serving as President of the Leominster Rotary Club
  • A leader by receiving a Paul Harris Fellow from Rotary International
  • A leader by serving on the Leominster High School Building Committee
  • A leader by being honored in the Sentinel and Enterprise newspaper’s “Salute to Women”
  • A leader by co-authoring a paper for municipalities to advise on the opioid epidemic entitled “An Obligation to Lead”
  • A leader by being honored as Citizen of the Year for the city of Leominster (2016)
  • A leader by serving as a Trustee of Mount Wachusett Community College
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