Meet John

JOHN LAWN was elected to the MA State House of Representatives in 2011. He represents the 10th Middlesex District, including parts of Watertown, Waltham, and Newton in the Massachusetts House. He currently serves as Chair of the Joint Committee on Election Laws.

He knows our district because it’s where he grew up and where he and his wife Shannon have raised their five children. John knows we need to prioritize keeping our residents safe and healthy while rebuilding our economy.

As State Representative, John has a proven record of results both in our communities and on Beacon Hill – making Waltham, Watertown, and Newton stronger and more resilient.

Fighting for you on Beacon Hill

As our State Representative, John Lawn has:

Delivered $100,000 in State funding for equipment for our local fire departments

Worked with City and Town leaders in Waltham, Newton, and Watertown to fund bike patrols on Charles River bike paths during summer months

Secured $50,000 for improvements to Landry Park in Waltham

Led efforts to have the UMass Agricultural Farm acquired by the City of Waltham – restricting the usage of the property for open space, agriculture, and recreation.

Worked to pass a once in a generation education funding bill to get more dollars to our local schools.

Chaired the Committee on Veterans Affairs, leading efforts to pass the BRAVE Act – providing resources, support, and tax credits to our Veterans and their families

Supported the passage of groundbreaking criminal justice reform legislation.

Twice helped pass comprehensive legislation focused on tackling the opioid epidemic, including more funding for treatment, recovery beds, limiting access to opiates, and education.

Voted to support hazard pay for essential workers during COVID-19 crisis.

Authored legislation to change statue of limitation laws to protect children against child sexual abuse.

The Lawn Family