A Lifelong East Boston Resident.
Adrian is a first-generation American and lifelong East Boston resident. Growing up in a family of activists, he frequently attended community meetings, events, and rallies, developing a profound sense of civic duty. Adrian was first introduced to government as a student at Boston Latin School when he interned at Boston City Hall, and his interest in public service was solidified during a college internship on Capitol Hill. After graduating from Tufts University, Adrian worked as the legislative aide and later chief of staff to the previous East Boston State Representative, Carlo Basile. While working for Rep. Basile, Adrian continued his studies at Tufts University part-time, obtaining a master’s degree in urban and environmental policy and planning. In 2015, Adrian succeeded Rep. Basile as East Boston’s State Representative, and is now serving his third term after being re-elected in 2018.
The First Suffolk District that Adrian represents is unique, as the only district in Boston that encompasses just one neighborhood: East Boston. In office, Adrian works with residents, business owners and neighborhood leaders to draft legislation, advocate for policies, and solve challenges that his constituents are facing.
As a State Representative, Adrian has been focused on:
Being a tireless advocate for public transportation equity and solutions such as finally launching the Inner-Harbor Ferry system, maintaining Late Night T service, and completing the Red-Blue Connector.
Advocating for our immigrant community, here in East Boston and across the Commonwealth, especially for our neighbors here under TPS.
Fighting for Equality
Fighting for equality for everyone — voting for equal pay for equal work legislation, public accommodation for transgender folks, and getting archaic anti-abortion laws off the books here in Massachusetts.
Green and Open Space
Continuing to expand the amount of green and open space in our neighborhood -- especially the continued expansion of Piers Park and the East Boston Greenway.
In our neighborhood, Adrian has followed in his family’s footsteps as an active participant and leader in community organizations and efforts large and small. Adrian has volunteered on several nonprofit boards, including as Vice President of the East Boston YMCA board, President of the Harborside Community Council, member of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center board, Vice President of the Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH), member of the East Boston Waterfront Project Advisory Committee (PierPAC), and an elected member of the Ward 1 Democratic Caucus. Adrian is also a founding member of a local substance abuse coalition, the East Boston Alliance for Support, Treatment, Intervention, and Education (EASTIE), and is co-founder and co-chair of the Mario Umana Public Service Fellowship, a program that provides paid public service internships for East Boston High School students. At the State House, Adrian serves as the House Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on Transportation, Chair of the Afterschool Caucus, Co-Chair of the Italian Caucus, Commissioner on the Metropolitan Beaches Commission, and past Chair of the Boston Delegation.