WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, Women In Government (WIG) announced 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.
Representative Benson 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.
“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.”
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.
“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.”
Representative Benson was sworn in during a conference call of the Board of Directors on Wednesday.
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. Learn more at www.womeningovernment.org.