Jim Marzilli

Past Massachusetts Legislator Focus on Working Families                          

About Jim Marzilli

With an extensive background in governance and public finance, Jim Marzilli served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives for 17 years and one year in the State Senate. He resigned from the senate in 2008 to accept a role advising the Iraq Parliament’s finance committee, training candidates for the first round of state-level elections after the US invasion of the country. Jim Marzilli’s accomplishments as a state legislator include authoring and spearheading successful initiatives that twice increased the minimum wage, raised the salaries of employees in the human services sector, restored the capital gains tax, increased the earned income tax credit and reduced property taxes for low income seniors. As founder of the Working Family Agenda nongovernmental organization and government coalition, he led a number of initiatives that helped working families. He also oversaw earned income tax credit increases that benefited low-wage workers.

Jim Marzilli’s accomplishments have earned him a number of plaudits, including 2007 selection as Legislator of the Year by the Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers and 2004 selection for the same honor by the Massachusetts Human Services Providers Council. His advocacy work in bettering the lives of people with disabilities also earned him the Boston Center for Independent Living’s Marie Felton Award.                            

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