Economic Development

Our district is rife with economic potential; to use it, the 8th Norfolk District requires someone with a creative mind, knowledge of the district and its issues, and an understanding of the legislative process to make change happen. A strong economic development plan is essential to our district’s ability to thrive and offset the burden of pressing issues, such as rapidly increasing housing prices. Smart investments in our communities will ameliorate many of the issues that residents of the 8th Norfolk are facing today and keep our towns thriving for generations.


Finding solutions to our district’s diverse economic development needs requires a strong knowledge of each community’s pain points and a forward-thinking strategy that will help our towns prosper. As a lifelong resident of the district, I am uniquely qualified to tackle these issues on Beacon Hill. My deep knowledge of our district was a major part of my decision to run for this seat, and I know that I can deliver for every town in the district if I am given the opportunity to serve.


As your State Representative, I will focus on the following areas for economic growth

  • Develop a robust downtown for Stoughton, unlocking its development potential. 

  • Address Sharon’s decades-old problem of stagnant downtown development through creative solutions, such as expanding the center’s sewer capacity to open the door to new economic opportunities. 

  • Advocate for the state resources Walpole, Stoughton, and Mansfield need to maintain the momentum they are currently seeing in their commercial real estate development.


On this issue, I am proud to be endorsed by:

  • Sharon Select Board (unanimous)

  • Stoughton Select Board (unanimous)

  • Four of the five members of the Mansfield Select Board

  • Nancy Mackenzie, Walpole Select Board

  • Andrew Nebenzahl, Sharon Town Moderator

  • Joseph D. Feaster Jr., former Interim Stoughton Town Manager