Natalie Blais

Natalie was one of 46 women elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives on November 6, 2018.

We asked Natalie what made her decide to run for office. Her response: “The decision to run for State Representative was not an easy one for me. However, after a decade working behind the scenes for the residents of western Massachusetts, I felt that I had the experience necessary to effectively represent the people of the First Franklin District on Beacon Hill. I am extremely grateful to voters for giving me this opportunity and am looking forward to working alongside my colleagues to invest in infrastructure (broadband, roadways and bridges), reform the Chapter 70 education funding formula, advance universal healthcare and turn back climate change.”

More about Natalie
Since moving to Western Massachusetts over a decade ago, Natalie has worked on behalf of the residents of western Massachusetts in various public positions.

As a Congressional Aide to Representatives Oliver and McGovern, Natalie assisted individual constituents experiencing difficulties with the federal government. Working alongside communities, businesses and non-profits, she advanced community economic development priorities including broadband expansion, bike paths, roadway and rail projects, energy efficiency expansion and the adoption of renewable energy technology.

In 2015, became UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy’s first Chief of Staff. In this role, she served as an adviser to the Chancellor, oversaw the day-to-day operations of the Chancellor’s office and coordinated activities that advanced campus priorities with various internal and external stakeholders.

Most recently, Natalie served as the Executive Director of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce located in Greenfield.

Natalie lives in Sunderland with her husband, Luke, and her two children, Shane and Danny. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, gardening and starting (but not necessarily finishing) home improvement projects.

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