Aaron Michlewitz '93 is a Massachusetts State Representative from the 3rd Suffolk District, within the city of Boston. Aaron proudly represents the neighborhood he grew up in, the North End, in addition to other neighborhoods such as Waterfront, Downtown, Chinatown and the South End.
Since his election in 2009, Aaron has made it his priority to pass key legislation that supports Boston’s increasing diversity. For instance, in 2014, Aaron advocated for the bilingual ballot bill which requires Boston election ballots to also be printed in Chinese and Vietnamese in districts where more than 5 percent of voters belong to those language minority groups. Aaron has also supported legislation enhancing women’s health accessibility and gender equity programs. Under his leadership, the Committee passed several women’s health acts such as the ACCESS bill for guaranteed contraception care, and the Protect Access to Confidential Healthcare (the PATCH Act) to ensure patient privacy and gender equity in disability insurance.
After the murder of George Floyd in May 2020, Aaron and other House leaders introduced a police reform bill, which became law in December 2020, establishing new training and certification requirements for officers. Reflecting on the bill’s success, Aaron said the summer protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death “demanded we as a Legislature change how we think about public safety and that we address the causes of systemic racism. With this legislation, we begin the task of making our public safety more equitable for the entire Commonwealth."