I am running as a Democrat for state representative because I’m on a mission to offer a new kind of leadership for this districtBeacon Hill often feels a million miles away. It shouldn’t. It’s time for a new conversation.

As your representative I will:

  • Ensure access to a high-quality 21st-century education for all children;

  • Make real progress on the opioid crisis ravaging families;

  • Demand common sense gun legislation;

  • Protect our natural resources and plan for the effects of climate change;

  • Unconditionally support women’s reproductive rights

I believe that a leader does not have to provide all of the answers, but must be able to ask good questions and create an environment that allows answers to emerge.

I will advocate every day for our health, schools and businesses. I will protect the marshes, rivers, beaches and open spaces that are the backdrop of our recreational lives and the pulse of our economy. I will work tirelessly on behalf of our district from classrooms to clam flats.

The Gustavson family roots in Ipswich date back to 1918, and Allison and Mark have chosen to raise their two children on the North Shore.  After ten years of managing a commercial, industrial multi-use office building in Peabody, Allison founded Essex County #6 Indivisible, a new and vigorous forum for concerned local citizens devoted to taking concrete action towards the revitalization of civic participation and democracy itself. 



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