I am pleased to announce that I am running for the office of State Representative in the newest majority-minority Middlesex 6th District
I am a Brazilian American who has lived and operated a business in Framingham for 30 years. I am proud to be a strong advocate for social justice and equality and have worked and advocated for immigration reform for the past 15 years. My involvement with the Brazilian and American communities led me to embrace broader political participation and to become the first Brazilian American women to be elected to a City Council seat in USA in 2017. I served for two terms as Framingham District 7 City Councilor.
Prior my election in 2017, I was an elected Town Meeting Member serving in the Ways and Means Committee, and served as both the Treasurer and Outreach Subcommittee co-chair of the Framingham Democratic Committee. I was appointed as a member of the MetroWest Commission on the Status of Women and was elected as the first Massachusetts Brazilian American Citizens Council Chair. In 2016 I founded the Brazilians for Political Education movement that has been increasing voter registration and citizens’ participation in Massachusetts election and government. I have a strong connection with the Brazilian American Center – BRACE – where I am a board member and former secretary. I currently serve as a volunteer board member at the Brazilian Women’s Group. These elected and appointed positions have provided me the knowledge and ability to increase my contribution towards the betterment of our community and to support the most vulnerable population, particularly during the pandemic.
As an immigrant, part of Framingham’s largest minority-majority population, I am committed to representing our diverse population by working closely with the legislative delegation and elected officials throughout the Commonwealth to improve quality of life, protect the environment, create opportunities for small businesses and to advance Women’s rights, civil rights and public education.
“I am a doer not a talker. I get results by listening, identifying opportunities and then pursuing them until they become realities that improve lives. When we work together, we all benefit. I ask others to join me by signing up to work on and donate to the campaign. Let’s start. Now. Together.”