Rep. James Arciero is proud to serve the 2nd Middlesex District in the Mass. House of Representatives. Currently in his fifth term, he represents the towns of Chelmsford, Littleton and Westford.
Currently the Vice Chairman of the Export Development Committee, he is also a member of the House Ways and Means Committee which creates the annual state budget. He also sits on the Veterans Affairs and Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure committees. During his tenure in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, he has also served on the committees on Revenue, Higher Education, and Labor & Workforce Development.
Representative Arciero is known by his constituents and colleagues as a problem solver and independent thinker who is not afraid to work across the aisle in a bipartisan manner.
During his time in office, Arciero has consistently fought for increased funding for public education, local aid, greater school safety, investments in infrastructure, transportation improvements, reducing the cost of student debt and ensuring that our veterans receive the benefits they need and deserve. He is the original sponsor of legislation to allow retired local and state police officers to serve as school Resource officers in public schools, as well as a bill to form a commission to study the use of interlock devices in schools. Representative Arciero twice received the Spirit of Compassion Award from Community VOICES for legislation to provide transparency to the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry. In addition, his efforts on behalf of veterans issues was recognized when he received the 2015 Veterans Service Officer Award for his work on passing legislation into law that would provide 100% access to public housing for disabled Veterans and his legislation to provide free public higher education for Veterans in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
A member of the Special Sub Committee on Student Debt, Arciero and the committee crisscrossed the state conducting a listening tour from students, faculty college presidents and business on ways to combat the growing student debt crisis. Arciero is currently the author of the Get on Your Feet- Massachusetts, legislation to provide loan forgiveness for college graduates to waive 24 months of student debt in order to allow young families to get a head start on life.
James was born August 27th 1974. Concord, Massachusetts. He is a lifelong resident of Westford, and is a graduate of Westford Academy. In 1993, he received the Eagle Scout Award, the highest award in scouting.
He is a 1997 graduate of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where he obtained a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Political Science. He was a member of the University Of Massachusetts Board of Trustees from 1996 to 1997. He earned his master’s degree in Public Administration in 2001
He is married to Bridget Arciero, a Registered Nurse, and they reside in the Forge Village Section of Westford. They are proud parents of a daughter, Angelina.