PLYMOUTH, MA. After much encouragement, Jesse Brown (R - Plymouth) officially announced today his campaign for State Senate in the Plymouth and Barnstable District in the special election to succeed former Senator Viriato “Vinny” deMacedo. The district encompasses the towns of Kingston, Pembroke and Plymouth in Plymouth County and Bourne, Falmouth, and Sandwich in Barnstable County.
“Today I announce my candidacy for State Senate,” said Brown. “The people of the Plymouth and Barnstable District continue to deserve a State Senator who always puts people first. I have a track record of effectively working with people to solve problems. As an owner of a successful small business and co-founder of a nonprofit group that serves veterans in need, I understand the impact state government has on our economy and our ability to serve others. I will work every day for you, your family, and our towns.”
Brown is a lifelong resident of Southeastern Massachusetts and has lived in Plymouth for over twenty years. Upon graduating high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps at 17 years old and worked in Field Communications.
After being honorably discharged as a United States Marine Sergeant , Brown settled in Plymouth and climbed his way up in the wireless construction industry – first as a technician building cell towers, next as project manager overseeing projects across New England, and eventually founding Heidrea Communications – a wireless construction firm. “I learned very early on in the Marine Corps that integrity, commitment, loyalty and good judgement are critical traits for success. I will continue to utilize these traits when I represent the Plymouth and Barnstable District and be a conduit that people can depend on,” Brown said.
In 2013, Brown co-founded Heidrea for Heroes - a nonprofit organization that provides vital services to veterans in need. Heidrea for Heroes’ mission is to provide adaptive renovations, qualified home repairs, mobility equipment, veteran and family support, and workforce readiness that will make a positive difference in the lives of veterans and their families. “When I finished my enlistment from the Marine Corps, the transition to civilian life was difficult. Understanding the sacrifices veterans make, I am privileged to help alleviate burdens in a multitude of ways,” Brown said.
Heidrea Communications was established in 2007 and has been recognized as a leader in Massachusetts. Heidrea received the Massachusetts Small Business Administration’s Veteran’s Small Business of the Year Award in 2013 and the Veteran Owned NADCO Diamond Award in 2017. “Teamwork and dedication made our business successful,” Brown said.
Brown has served on boards and commissions committed to economic growth and job opportunities. He is a member of the Massachusetts Labor and Workforce Development Board, and he is an active member on the Executive Board of the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, where he also serves as chair of the Chamber’s Veteran Committee.
If elected State Senator, Brown will work tirelessly to truly serve the people’s best interests from lowering taxes on working families and small businesses to increasing housing opportunities. He will prioritize smart economic development and advocate to deliver the resources and exemptions Town governments need to provide great schools, safe communities, and state of the art infrastructure. “Our local officials know what is best for our community. It will be my job to make sure all of our towns have the tools and flexibility to serve the people efficiently and be able to work with state government to accomplish our most pressing agendas,” Brown said.
The Plymouth and Barnstable District Special Election Primary will be held on Tuesday March 3, 2020 - the same day as the Massachusetts Presidential Primary. The Special General Election will be held on Tuesday March 31, 2020.