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Mr. Eric Lesser

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Employment History

  • Candidate
    Eric Lesser
  • Leader for Region
    Eric Lesser
  • Director of Business Development
    Rentricity Inc
  • Director of Corporate Development
    Rentricity Inc
  • Consultant To "Veep"
  • J.D. Candidate
    Harvard Law School
  • Grandiose Title of Director of Strategic Planning
    White House Council of Economic Advisers
  • Director of Strategic Planning
    White House Council of Economic Advisers

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • bachelor's degree
    Harvard University
  • Longmeadow High School
  • Harvard College
  • Harvard
  • bachelor's degree
    Harvard College
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PRESS RELEASE: IBEW Local 2324 Endorses Eric Lesser for State Senate | Eric Lesser [cached]
Eric Lesser
I am pleased to announce that the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2324 has endorsed the candidacy of Eric Lesser for State Senate in the First Hampden & Hampshire District.
Eric's innovative policy ideas, views on Telecom deregulation, and commitment to working families we feel make him the best candidate in this race.
From fighting to save teacher jobs at the age of 16 to advocating for a high-speed rail link between Boston and Springfield, Eric has always put working families first. His passion and dedication to western Massachusetts is exactly what we need in the Pioneer Valley.
Eric Lesser will be a great leader for our region and a powerful voice on Beacon Hill.
Eric Lesser, Former White House Aide from Longmeadow, Announces Run for State Senate | Eric Lesser [cached]
Eric Lesser, Former White House Aide from Longmeadow, Announces Run for State Senate Eric Lesser, Former White House Aide from Longmeadow, Announces Run for State Senate | Eric Lesser
Eric Lesser
Eric Lesser, Former White House Aide from Longmeadow, Announces Run for State Senate The Longmeadow News
LONGMEADOW - Eric Lesser, a Longmeadow native and former White House aide, announced his candidacy for Massachusetts State Senate in the First Hampden and Hampshire District.
"We deserve a strong, new voice to make sure we are never forgotten by Beacon Hill," Lesser said in a statement on his website,
"I'm honored to support my friend Eric Lesser," said State Representative Brian Ashe.
"The breadth of Eric's work, from here at home to the White House, will make him a powerful voice for Western Massachusetts.
"I want my young daughter to grow up in Western Massachusetts, just like I did," Lesser explained.
Lesser, 28, began his work for President Obama at the bottom of the ladder, carrying suitcases during the 2008 presidential campaign. After the election, he became Special Assistant to White House Senior Adviser David Axelrod, working steps from the Oval Office. Later, he served as Director of Strategic Planning for the White House Council of Economic Advisers, where he collaborated with business leaders, organized labor, and entrepreneurs on policies to create jobs, restore manufacturing, improve education, expand infrastructure, and build an economy for the 21st Century.
Lesser's public service began in Western Massachusetts, where he grew up. His mother, the daughter of a dockworker from New York's Little Italy, and his father, the son of a factory worker from Brooklyn, worked their way through school and came to the Pioneer Valley to build a new life. Lesser's mother, Joan, is a social worker, and his father, Martin, is a family doctor and member of the Massachusetts National Guard. Both have worked in Holyoke for more than two decades.
As a high school student in Longmeadow, Lesser organized a coalition of parents, students and teachers to protect school funding during the 2002 recession. In high school, he also worked for Congressman Richard Neal and Senator Ted Kennedy. Lesser earned a bachelor's degree from Harvard College, where he volunteered for Deval Patrick and led the College Democrats. He also created a public policy research program at Harvard's Institute of Politics. Lesser returned to Harvard for law school.
Obama Effect | Eric Lesser [cached]
Eric Lesser
LUDLOW, Mass. - Eric Lesser was shaking hands with diners in a Portuguese restaurant last week when he spotted the owner of Manny's TV & Appliances. "Oh, I've got to get a picture," Mr. Lesser eagerly said, draping his arm over Manny Rovithis, whose low-budget commercials have run for decades in Western Massachusetts.
Mr. Lesser's giddiness about meeting the local celebrity had not faded when he sat down for lunch.
"Awesome," he said.
Although Mr. Lesser spent much of the last six years in the company of President Obama and Washington hotshots, now, as an earnest, hug-prone 29-year-old candidate for the Massachusetts State Senate, he is far more interested in people like Mr. Rovithis. Which is a good thing. Mr. Lesser, a former White House staff member, has returned home on the path Mr. Obama hoped to inspire many of his young supporters to follow when he said, "We are the ones we have been waiting for."
But if Mr. Lesser, who is on leave from Harvard Law School to run for office, is the face of the promised Obama political generation, he is also one of its few participants.
"If you want to be involved in politics, at a certain point you've got to walk the walk," said Mr. Lesser, who oversaw all the staff and reporter luggage during the 2008 campaign. ("I never lost one bag," he likes to tell voters. "No one can say Eric Lesser doesn't deliver.")
Mr. Lesser admits, however, that it is tempting to watch the new lives of many of his White House peers, among them Mr. Obama's former chief speechwriter, Jon Favreau, and all the others who have gone into consulting.
"My buddies are posting pictures on Facebook of zooming around Davos," Mr. Lesser said, though he added that those who had gone that avenue had "missed the point a little bit. I think that if I wanted to get rich, politics wouldn't have been the route I would have gone down."
Instead, he spoke about how Mr. Obama's return to Chicago to run for the Illinois State Senate after graduating from Harvard Law resonated with him. He said his Washington friends supported his decision to go back home, although some, he said, told him it was "lame."
Mr. Lesser is not entirely alone, and White House officials hopefully point to the scattering of young Obama veterans running for or already holding office around the country.
By the time Mr. Lesser left the White House in July 2011, he had the grandiose title of director of strategic planning for the White House Council of Economic Advisers. Now he promotes his direct link to Washington's power brokers as a way to help his district fix broken roads, fight drug use and improve the local economy. On Tuesday evening, he hopes to get some pointers from the president himself at the White House Passover Seder, which Mr. Lesser first organized and always returns to Washington to help lead.
Mr. Lesser also gets strategic advice from Mr. Axelrod.
David Plouffe, the senior White House adviser who ran Mr. Obama's 2008 campaign, has counseled Mr. Lesser on field operations.
"I started off carrying his bags," it says above the smiling heads of the president and Mr. Lesser. Splashed across their midsections it adds, "I ended up working for his Council of Economic Advisers."
But on the ground, Mr. Lesser seems very much like the handful of other Democrats running in a September primary, just younger. On a recent morning, as he spoke to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers about his grandfather's work as a longshoreman and his father's stint as a union organizer, Mr. Lesser learned that one of the burly 12 men who had come to hear him speak also spelled Eric with a "c."
"Awesome, me too," Mr. Lesser said.
Other times he gamely embraced the oddities of campaigns. In the town of Wilbraham, Mr. Lesser toured FloDesign Inc., a technology firm, and marveled at the work it was doing in biological research, using the ovary cells of a species called the Chinese hamster. Then he stopped to pose with the recipient of an office prize - a "stuffed ovary" that vaguely resembled a stuffed, oval-shaped animal - and which read "ova achievers."
Mr. Lesser then headed to a polling place for a local election, where he encountered Debra Boronski, the Republican nominee whom Mr. Lesser hopes to face in November. She stood alone under a red umbrella.
"You've got a few years to get involved, but you can volunteer," Mr. Lesser told her. Ms. Nunes then turned to Mr. Lesser and implored, "Got to get these young people involved!"
Rentricity || Management Team, 17 Oct 2013 [cached]
Eric Lesser, Director of Corporate Development
Eric Lesser Director of Corporate Development
Mr. Lesser is responsible for much of Rentricity's business and finance efforts. He leads fund raising support services, development of strategic partner and investor relationships, and general operational support. Prior to joining Rentricity, Mr. Lesser was responsible for financial analysis and business development activities at a start-up company developing innovative biofuel technologies in Israel. From 2007 to 2009, he was a finance and business development analyst at a New York-based biotechnology company. Mr. Lesser graduated from the Wharton School of Business in 2007, earning a Bachelors degree in Economics with a concentration in Finance.
MA State Senator Eric ..., 13 Feb 2015 [cached]
MA State Senator Eric Lesser, first Hampden and Hampshire District MA State Senator Eric Lesser, first Hampden and Hampshire District | Comcast Newsmakers
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