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Sean P. Garballey '07

Francis Cabot Lowell Young Alumni Award

State Rep. Sean Garballey '07, Francis Cabot Lowell Young Alumni Award


A Massachusetts State Representative serving the 23rd Middlesex District, Sean Garballey ’07 is in his second term in the Legislature.

He serves on the Joint Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture in addition to the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development. Rep. Garballey formed and is co-chair of both the MBTA Legislative Caucus and the Public Higher Education Legislative Caucus, and serves on the Foster Care Caucus.

Garballey has been instrumental in passing major pieces of legislation, including bills involving global warming solutions, life sciences, ethics reform, CORI reform, pension reform and economic development and reorganization.

Rep. Garballey first entered public office at the age of 18, when he was elected to the Arlington Democratic Town Committee in 2005, he served on the Arlington School Committee as vice chairman and as the Budget Subcommittee chairman.

He graduated with a degree in political science and is completing his master’s in political science and public administration at Suffolk University.

While at UMass Lowell, Rep. Garballey served as vice president of the International Relations Club and competed in Model United Nations competitions in New York City, Toronto, Canada and Geneva, Switzerland.

A resident of Arlington, he continues to maintain a strong relationship with the University, including serving on the 2010 event committee to honor Prof. Dean Bergeron.