Lunenburg – State Representative Jennifer Benson (D-Lunenburg) was recently re-elected and sworn in as a State Director for the Women In Government Foundation (WIG). Representative Benson joins 199 other women state legislators to serve in this coveted role in 2016. As such, Representative Benson serves as an ambassador for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, helping drive commerce and educational opportunities while assisting WIG with its state-based policy events across the region.
“It’s an honor to again be chosen by my peers to be a State Director for WIG,” said Representative Benson. “I will continue to do my best to advocate for women in state government by being an effective mentor, leader, and legislator.”
“We at WIG sincerely appreciate Representative Benson’s willingness to serve in such an important capacity on behalf of our organization,” said Dyan Alexander, Executive Director, WIG. “As we work with organizations and corporations interested in sharing the most cutting-edge research and information on pressing policy issues with legislators, Representative Benson’s assistance is critical. We sincerely thank her for all she does on behalf of those she serves.”
WIG is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that serves the 1,804 women state legislators across the nation. WIG provides leadership opportunities, networking, expert forums, and educational resources to address and resolve complex public policy issues. Its goal is to empower state legislators to make the most informed policy decision based on the most up-to-date information available. WIG has been serving in this capacity for 27 years to date.