FALMOUTH - Quentin Palfrey, a former Obama White House official and non-profit leader running for Lieutenant Governor held a packed campaign event in Falmouth on Sunday. The event was co-hosted by State Representative Dylan Fernandes, former State Representatives Matt Patrick and Eric Turkington, Falmouth Selectmen Susan Moran and Megan English Braga, and other community leaders.
In June, Palfrey won the Democratic State Convention and earned the endorsement of the Massachusetts Democratic Party.
In his remarks, Palfrey said, "I'm so honored to have such a strong base of support here in Falmouth. I have spent my life fighting for good jobs and fair pay and working to reduce inequality and poverty. As Lieutenant Governor, I will be a strong advocate for the Cape and Islands while working to preserve and strengthen what makes this Commonwealth great."
"We need to make sure Massachusetts is working for all of its residents. By collaborating with local leaders in our cities and towns, we can focus on the issues that impact residents every day – investing in our schools and transportation infrastructure, combating the opioid epidemic, and creating jobs."
Palfrey worked with President Obama to support innovation and create jobs as Senior Advisor for Jobs & Competitiveness in the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy and Deputy General Counsel for Strategic Initiatives at the US Department of Commerce from 2009 to 2013.
Prior to working in the Obama administration, he served as chief of the Healthcare Division in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. There, he played a key role in important policy decisions relating to implementation of Massachusetts’ landmark health reform law, spearheaded important consumer protection efforts, and oversaw multi-million dollar litigation and investigations against insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, and healthcare providers.
Most recently, Palfrey served as Executive Director of J-PAL North America, the poverty lab at MIT dedicated to using research to fight poverty and inequality.
Palfrey, a Southborough native, and his wife, Anna, have three children.