About Dan

Experience that Delivers Results

Dan Hunt has spent his career working on behalf of the people of Massachusetts, with a focus on the Dorchester neighborhood where he grew up and still lives today. An attorney experienced in public policy and the legislative process, Dan has been to every corner of the Commonwealth advocating for parks, implementing economic development initiatives, and strategizing with local groups and civic leaders to improve our quality of life.

As a veteran of the State House, Dan knows how to get things done.  As a project analyst at the Massachusetts School Building Authority, he helped responsibly channel public monies to the construction of new public schools including Boston’s Orchard Gardens, Mildred Avenue, Bruswick Garden and the Jeremiah Burke. While working on the Legislature’s Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies, he partnered with private businesses, state agencies, and organized labor to help guide Massachusetts through the recession.

Most recently, in almost three years at the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Dan has played a lead role in drafting, supporting and implementing several major pieces of legislation, including an improved mechanism for retained revenue to channel addition funding to maintain our parks. He has also shepherded dozens of local infrastructure projects through state and municipal review, including new investments along the Neponset River Greenway. 

Dan worked as a summer laborer on the Big Dig, wielding a chipping gun and paying union dues on a job that gave him firsthand knowledge of the importance of organized labor. After watching many of his childhood friends struggle through long periods of unemployment in the trades, Dan has a street-level view of the importance of the intersection of government, labor, and private industry.

Dan grew up in a family of public service, a family that has spent three generations in Dorchester.  His mother Jean, a community fixture, has worked as a nurse practitioner at both Carney Hospital and Mass. General. His father Jim has worked in health care for over 40 years, primarily focusing on access to care for under-served populations.  In a lifetime of activism and service to our communities, Dan Hunt has learned the importance and rewards of giving back.

Locally, Dan serves on the Board of Directors for Harbor Health Services, which proves high-quality, affordable care for local residents and seniors through the Neponset Health Center, Geiger Gibson Health Center and the Elder Service Plan.  Dan is an elected member of Dorchester’s Ward 16 Democratic Committee, helping elected leader who support our neighborhoods and our democratic values.  

Dan attended St. Ann’s and Boston Latin Academy, where he was elected student body president.  He holds degrees from Boston College Carroll School of Management and Suffolk Law School.  

Dan is looking to continue the proud tradition of strong legislative leadership at the State House representing the 13th Suffolk District.  With his legal background and extensive experience at the State House, he is ready to lead our community forward and get results for our neighborhoods and local residents.