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With over 20 years of Federal, State and Municipal experience Maryanne Lewis has earned a reputation for reliability, resourcefulness, and success.
Upon graduating from Dedham High School, Maryanne received her B.A. from Trinity College in Washington D.C. She then went on to earn her Juris Doctor Degree from Catholic University Law School. While attending law school at night, she spent days working as a staff assistant to then Speaker of the House, Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill, where her love of public service took root.
When she returned to Massachusetts, Maryanne served as an Assistant District Attorney in Suffolk County. After earning her “stripes” working as a public prosecutor, she built a successful private law practice and was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives for the 11th Norfolk District.
Maryanne’s legislative record and accomplishments are impressive. During her years as a State Representative, she initiated, wrote, and worked across the aisle with her fellow legislators to pass important legislation including but not limited to, requiring insurance companies to allow woman to stay in the hospital at least 48 hours after giving birth (96 hours for c-sections) and signing the largest tax break in the history of the commonwealth that reduced the unearned income tax by half!!
During her career, Maryanne was consistently awarded numerous “Legislator of the Year” awards for efforts on behalf of her constituents. Some of the distinguished groups who recognized and appreciated her skills as a lawmaker who got things done on Beacon Hill were:
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- Massachusetts Police Association
- National Association of Government Employees
- Jobs for Youth
- Massachusetts Childcare Association
Maryanne’s achievements in getting funding and working on legislation for these issues are some of her proudest accomplishments as a lawmaker.
Maryanne’s successful lobbying efforts on behalf of her constituents on Beacon Hill resulted in funding and legislation being passed for important issues such as:
- Tax Policy and Economic Competitiveness
- Women / Children Issues
- Academic Support Services
- Healthcare/Nursing Initiatives
- Public Safety/Community Policing
Since serving eight years in the legislature, Maryanne currently runs her own independent consulting firm. She represents a variety of clients including for profit, nonprofits, Local, National and International with a proven track record of success on behalf of her clients interests.
She is a member of the Scituate Housing Authority and ran as an Independent candidate in the Tenth Congressional Seat in 2010.
Maryanne is a member of the Cedar Point Association in Scituate, Massachusetts. Some of her past and present volunteer activities include serving as Chair of the SHYC Jr. Sailing Regatta, Co-Chair Junior Olympics Sailing, South Shore Big Brother / Big Sister Organization and Chair of the Cystic Fibrosis Walk.