Rep. Gordon Named Vice-Chair of the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies

Speaker Robert DeLeo (D-Winthrop) and the Massachusetts House of Representatives have tabbed Gordon (D-Bedford) as its new Vice-Chair of the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.

Gordon will also join the Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government and the House Committee on Personnel and Administration.

“I am thrilled with these new assignments, especially the Vice-Chairmanship,” said Rep. Gordon in a statement.  “I am looking forward to ways to expand our support of the life sciences, high tech, and manufacturing businesses that lead our economy in the Bedford, Burlington and Wilmington corridor, as well as the businesses that are necessary for our economy to thrive.”

Burlington town officials have recently started to focus on attracting more life science companies to town. In January the Planning Department held a forum on life sciences and how to position the town to be a leader in the field.

State House leadership lauded Gordon’s prior work and said he will be a good fit on the committees.

“Vice Chair Gordon is thoughtful and highly-skilled legislator with a background as an attorney, and we are fortunate that he will bring his experience to issues relating to the economic development of our Commonwealth,” said House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo. “I’m looking forward to a productive legislative session with the House team of dedicated and hard-working members.”

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Rep. Gordon’s Office Now Accepting Summer 2019 Intern Applications

Representative Ken Gordon is accepting applications for college level internships in his office during Summer 2019. Internships at the State House are unpaid. Any college student is welcome to apply. Applicants with a connection to the Rep. Gordon’s district, (Bedford, Burlington, or Wilmington) will be given preference.

While each internship is unique and largely reflects the interests of the intern, the following provides a broad outline of the program:

  • Summer internships run from mid-June to the first week of August
    • Interns will work from the State House 2-3 days per week
  • Summer interns have the opportunity to attend daily briefings given by Massachusetts political, non-profit, and business leaders and network with other student interns and staff
  • Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    • Assisting staff in legislative matters:
      • Policy research
      • Drafting letters of support for bills the Rep. has co-sponsored
      • Bill summaries
      • Attending legislative briefings and hearings
    • Executing a long-term research project:
      • Interns will select a policy area of interest to research. The project summarizes a problem, explores possible policy solutions (including other states’ solutions or international solutions) and proposes a solution for Massachusetts. Meaningful final projects are between 6-10 written pages or an equivalent presentation. Past examples include work on driverless cars, water permitting, transportation within the Rep’s district, health programs in prisons, and the opioid crisis.
      • Interns will meet with Representative Gordon on a weekly basis to discuss their project

Interested applicants should submit the following to [email protected] by April 30th:

  • A resume
  • A cover letter detailing interest in an internship at the State House
  • A 2 – 4 page writing sample

If you have any questions, please call 617-722-2575 or send an email to [email protected]