Jeff has been married to Maureen for 24 years and is the proud father of three children, all educated in the Franklin school system. His oldest graduated from Bates College in May 2012, and his middle daughter is entering her second year at Boston College. His youngest is in his junior year at Franklin High.
In 2011, he was elected to the Town Council in the Franklin, Massachusetts. In January 2012, he was selected to Chair the town’s Master Plan Committee. Prior to that, he served on the School Committee, and served as its Chairman for 9 of my 10 years of service with that board. In June 2010, he was elected as the Chairman of the Franklin Democratic Town Committee. He also co-chairs Franklin’s Anti-Bullying Task Force. He served as a member of Franklin’s Horace Mann School Building Committee, and formerly as the chairman of the Board of Directors for the non-profit Masque Theatre Co., Inc. in Milford, Massachusetts. Other memberships include the College Club and Alumni-in-Admissions for Bates College. His honors and awards include the St. Thomas More Society of Worcester Scholarship and the American Jurisprudence Award for Constitutional Law.
He is a 1986 cum laude graduate of Boston College Law School in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. He received his undergraduate degree from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine in 1983, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Bates Student newspaper. In addition, he received engineering training at Worcester Polytechnic Institute from 1979 to 1981 and one year of legal training at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. He participated in a judicial clerkship in 1985-86 with the Honorable Francis J. Larkin on the Appellate Division of the District Court, Western Division.
He is employed at Ravech & Roy, P.C. in Boston, Massachusetts, a law firm he started in 1993 with his longtime business partner. His entire legal career has been primarily devoted to the representation of injured persons. He specializes in product liability cases, automobile accidents, medical malpractice, construction accidents, and other work-related injuries. He has represented clients at all levels of the trial and appellate courts in Massachusetts. In addition, he has appeared in cases before the New Hampshire Supreme Court and Superior Court, the Federal District Courts of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, the Rhode Island Superior Court, Colorado Superior Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
He is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) and the Massachusetts Bar Association.
He is also a bicycle rider in the annual Pan Mass Challenge event which raises money for the Jimmy Fund. He has been riding as a member of the Phil Phriends team since 2003. He is also a guitar player and member of the band Ben Gardner’s Boat.
Robert Jubinville was born and raised in Holyoke, Massachusetts. At an early age, he began to demonstrate his passion for helping others. By age fourteen, he was actively involved with the community through what is now known as The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Holyoke. This organization promotes the education, social involvement and character development of boys and girls of all ages. He continues to support the Boys and Girls Club and other local charitable organizations. During the Vietnam Era, Bob served in the United States Army. He was sent to USA Natick Laboratory as an experimental test subject. After his tour of duty in the US Army, Robert went on to join the Massachusetts State Police. He served first as a Trooper, then as a Detective—receiving numerous commendations. While working days with the State Police, Bob attended law school at night. He left the State Police to begin a career as a trial attorney—his life-long goal. He is currently one of only three Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorneys in Massachusetts. Bob is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, in New Hampshire, in the United States Federal Court in Boston and the Supreme Court of the United States of America.
Bob has over thirty-three years of experience as a trial lawyer, which provides him with a keen sense of what makes a good judge. He has appeared in every District Court in the Commonwealth and has tried cases in each of the Massachusetts Superior Courts. Bob has also argued cases before the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Court of Appeals. He has logged over seven thousand appearances before judges and clerk magistrates. Such extensive exposure to the various courts has afforded Bob a unique expertise with respect to our judicial system and the inner-workings of Massachusetts courts. This knowledge sets him apart from other candidates.
He has law offices in Milton, Falmouth and Holyoke. Bob lives with his two daughters in Milton, Massachusetts. He is a member of the Massachusetts and New Hampshire Bar and most local and county Bar Associations. He is also a member of the Former Massachusetts State Trooper Association. Bob is often described as thoughtful, thorough and patient. He brings these attributes, as well as his commitment to duty, to his role as an advocate. He is dedicated and passionate about our judicial system.
Joseph Kennedy III
Joe Kennedy is running for Congress in the Massachusetts 4th Congressional District. A former prosecutor and member of the Peace Corps, Joe has dedicated his career to pursuing justice and standing up for people who are getting overlooked by our system.
Whether fighting for fair treatment on behalf of hardworking families, giving a voice to tenants targeted by big banks, or standing up in the courts for society’s most vulnerable – Joe is committed to our country’s fundamental promise that each of us deserves a fair shot, no matter who we are or where we come from.
Before getting into this race, Joe served as an Assistant District Attorney for Middlesex County, Massachusetts, prosecuting a wide variety of misdemeanors and felonies. Prior to that, he served the counties of Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket. During his time in the courts, Joe worked to keep serious drug offenders and violent criminals off the streets and advocated for women, children and families who were victims of domestic violence.
Joe attended Harvard Law School, where he spent most of his time working for the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, a student managed pro-bono law firm. An active member, Joe represented the residents of some of Boston’s most impoverished neighborhoods. He advocated for tenants who were forced out of their homes by banks after they foreclosed on delinquent landlords in the midst of the financial crisis.
In addition to his legal aid work, he co-founded an afterschool program for at-risk youth in a Boston public school with his fiancée, Lauren, which is still operating today.
Joe served in the Peace Corps from 2004-2006, where he worked on economic development and community reinvestment in the Puerto Plata region of the Dominican Republic. Home to the Rio Damajagua waterfall national park, the rural community where he lived had been exploited by outside tour companies for years.
Joe worked alongside residents to establish local control of the park, raise over $100,000 through grants and aid money, and create a sustainable business model that fairly compensated guides for their hard work and turned the park into a profitable enterprise.
Most uniquely, Joe helped create a community fund that reinvested profits from the park into education, infrastructure, and public safety throughout the area.
Joe grew up in Massachusetts and studied Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, where he was the starting goalie and co-captain of the Men’s Lacrosse team. He speaks fluent Spanish and resides in Brookline.
Elizabeth Warren says she “came up the hard way…out of a hard-working middle class family in an America that created opportunities for kids like me.” She has made her life’s work fighting for middle class families. The Boston Globe calls her “… the plainspoken voice of people getting crushed by so many predatory lenders and under regulated banks.” TIME magazine has called her a “New Sheriff of Wall Street” and has twice included her among America’s 100 most influential people. She’s taken on big banks and financial institutions to win historic new financial protections for middle class families.
Elizabeth learned first-hand about the economic pressures facing middle class families. When she was twelve, her dad suffered a heart attack. The store where he worked changed his job and cut his pay, and the medical bills piled up. The family lost their car, and her mom went to work answering phones at Sears to pay the mortgage.
Elizabeth got her first job at nine, babysitting for a family across the street from her house. She started waiting tables at 13 at her Aunt Alice’s Mexican restaurant. All three of her brothers served in the military. She got married at 19, and after graduating from college, started teaching in elementary school. Her first baby, a daughter Amelia, was born when Elizabeth was 22.
When Amelia was two, Elizabeth started law school. Shortly after she graduated, her son Alex was born. She practiced law out of her living room, but she soon returned to teaching. Elizabeth has been a law professor at Harvard for nearly 20 years and has written nine books, including two national best-sellers, and more than a hundred articles. National Law Journal named her one of the Most Influential Lawyers of the Decade, and she has been honored by the Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association with the Lelia J. Robinson Award.
In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, Elizabeth served as Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). Her independent and tireless efforts to protect taxpayers, to hold Wall Street accountable, and to ensure tough oversight of both the Bush and Obama Administrations won praise from both sides of the aisle. The Boston Globe named Elizabeth Bostonian of the Year in 2009 for her oversight efforts.
She is widely credited for the original thinking, political courage, and relentless persistence that led to the creation of a new consumer financial protection agency, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She led the establishment of the agency, building the structure and organization to hold accountable even trillion-dollar financial institutions and to protect consumers from financial tricks and traps often hidden in mortgages, credit cards and other financial products.
Elizabeth and her husband Bruce Mann, who was born and grew up in the Boston area, have been married for 31 years and now have three grandchildren. They live in Cambridge with their golden retriever, Otis.
President of the United States
President Obama was born in Hawaii on August 4th, 1961, to a father from Kenya and a mother from Kansas. Growing up, he was also raised by his grandfather, who served in Patton’s army, and his grandmother, who worked her way up from the secretarial pool to become middle management at a local bank.
After working his way through college with the help of scholarships and student loans, President Obama moved to Chicago, where he worked as an organizer to help rebuild communities devastated by the closure of local steel plants.
He went on to Harvard Law School, where he became the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review. Upon graduation, he took a job teaching constitutional law at the University of Chicago. He also remained active in his community, leading a drive that registered more than 150,000 voters in Illinois leading up to the 1992 election.
Barack Obama was first elected to the Illinois State Senate in 1996. During his time in Springfield, he passed the first major ethics reform in 25 years, cut taxes for working families, and expanded health care for children and their parents. Elected to the U.S. Senate in 2004, he reached across the aisle to pass the farthest-reaching lobbyist reform in a generation, lock up the world’s most dangerous weapons, and bring transparency to government by tracking federal spending online.
As President, Barack Obama has dedicated himself to putting Americans back to work and restoring economic security to middle-class families. He’s been driven by the basic values that make our country great: America prospers when we’re all in it together, when hard work pays off and responsibility is rewarded, and when everyone—from Main Street to Wall Street—does their fair share and plays by the same rules.