Bryan Barash for Newton City Council Ward 2

Meet Bryan

Meet Bryan

Meet Bryan

Bryan and his wife, Claudia, live in Newtonville with their two dogs, Shotzy and Seven. They moved to Newton while Bryan was attending nearby Boston College Law School and Claudia was running her small business. They fell in love with the community and hope to raise a family here.

Bryan started his political career with Barack Obama's campaign for President, when he moved to Chicago to help him develop his groundbreaking social media strategy. Following that he continued his political career as the Internet Communications Director for New Mexico Senator Tom Udall.

That work led Bryan to found his own small web consulting business, providing web development and strategic services to progressive non-profit organizations such as Conservation International, US-AID, and the International Rescue Committee.

After several years in business and a lot of soul searching, Bryan decided to pursue a career in public policy by attending Boston College Law School. After graduation, he served as the Policy Director for Warren Tolman's Campaign for Massachusetts Attorney General before beginning his current job in the state legislature as General Counsel for Senate President Emerita Harriette Chandler. Bryan is the chief adviser to the State Senate President Emerita on all legal and policy matters. He has helped develop major legislation to fight climate change, protect women's rights, ensure contraceptive coverage is available to all women without a copay, reform our criminal justice system, provide services to unaccompanied homeless youth, many of whom are LGBTQ+, secure a $15 minimum wage and paid family medical leave, and stop Massachusetts from using scarce state resources on Donald Trump’s draconian immigration agenda.

Bryan has chosen to dedicate his life to public service, currently serving on the Newton Human Rights Commission, on the Ward 2 Democratic Committee, as chapter lead for Progressive Newton, as a board member of the Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action, as a board member of the Bay State Stonewall Democrats - an LGBT advocacy organization, as a member of Green Newton, and as a member of the League of Women Voters of Newton, and formerly serving as a member of Newton’s Charter Commission.

Bryan is committed to a career in public service and sees the opportunity to serve on the City Council as a chance to give back to the community.  He hopes to earn your vote in November, 2019. 




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