WASHINGTON — Women In Government (WIG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Massachusetts State Representative Jennifer Benson to the Board of Directors as an At Large Member for the Eastern Region. Women in Government is the nation’s leading nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to the empowerment of women state legislators across the country.
State Representative Benson (D-Massachusetts) has been involved with Women In Government for many years. She began her involvement with the organization in 2013 and became a State Director in 2015. Representative Benson will bring close to a decade of legislative know how to the Member At Large position.
“For nearly thirty years, Women in Government has provided leadership opportunities, networking, expert forums, and educational resources to address and resolve complex public policy issues,” said Colorado State Senator Nancy Todd, Chair of the WIG Board. “Representative Benson brings valuable experience and perspectives to this important work.”
Elected in 2008, Representative Benson is serving in her fifth term in the Massachusetts Legislature. Before being elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, she served five years on the Lunenburg School Committee. Representative Benson is the chair of the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
“I am honored to be joining the Board of Directors of Women In Government,” said Representative Benson. “I look forward to working with the Board to support and inspire women in public office to craft effective policy and advocate for bold solutions.”
Women In Government Foundation, Inc., headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a national, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of women state legislators that provides leadership opportunities, networking, expert forums, and educational resources to address and resolve complex public policy issues to all 1,808 women state legislators. Women In Government leads the nation with a bold, courageous and passionate vision that empowers and mobilizes all women legislators to effect sound policy in areas such as healthcare, education, energy, the environment, transportation, criminal justice and more. Learn more at www.womeningovernment.org.